Door alarm...just back off the sensor on the door about half a turn...turns it off.jeffxlh said:Any way to kill the seatbelt and door open alarms? I don't wear the seat belt on the trails around my house and sometimes I like to leave the doors open to listen to music.
Tried this many times, meticulously following the instructions and even a few variations but no joy - nothing I can do will change the odo display to show anything but "ODO" or trip A or trip B. Anyone else have this problem? Did Toyota close the loophole, or am I still missing something? Bought my truck exaclty one month ago (July 2006).Ugadog said:Courtesy of RoverGGM (in the FJ Cruiser Forum):
Seat belt chime
1. Turn the ignition switch on (without starting car)
2. Press the ODO/TRIP switch until the odometer displays "ODO"
3. Turn the ignition switch off
4. Turn the ignition switch on
5. Press ODO/TRIP switch immediately (within 6 seconds after turning the power switch ON) and hold it down for 10 seconds or more.
6. Continue holding the ODO/TRIP switch and fasten the front passenger's seat belt.
7. Check that the odometer displays either "b-on" or "b-off" (it will be "b-on")
8. Press the ODO/TRIP button to change the display to "b-off".
9. Turn the ignition switch off.
10. Turn the ignition switch on while depressing the brake pedal.
11. Check that no buzzer sounds when setting on the front passenger seat.
Bingo! That did it; thanks a bunch fj tribe. With the pushing of the brake pedal and whatnot in the instructions posted in the thread, I would never have divined to be sitting in the passenger seat.fj tribe said:...I wasn't having any luck trying this on mine until I tried it while sitting in the seat. It's possible that you're doing the same thing. Just follow the manual exactly and it should work (if you're sitting in the seat while doing it.
I just used a random spring-loaded clamp with rubber coated tips. A stick found on the side of the trail works well, too. Just jam it between the button, and the door latch.jeffxlh said:Runner Ryan, How did you clamp it?
We had a guy that didn't wear his seatbelt on trails near his house, he got ejected when he got too close to the edge of a drop off, when his 4wd rolled, his head was crushed between the vehicle body and a large rock. He is dead.
On the road and on trails that pose a threat for possible roll (or really any risk), I couldn't agree more with intent of the statement above. Seatbelts are there for a reason, USE THEM.
On another note, when you are driving flat offroad, say on a hunting lease, and keeping speeds down.....getting in an out often depending on what you want to shoot, what fence you want to fix and so on...This is the coolest fix I have seen yet. That alarm was enough to give you a headache. The directions work perfect. Thanks for the post.
Haven't had a passenger in the car since I just turned the alarm off. Does this overrule the passager alarm as well?