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Old 06-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #23
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2006 EVO IX MR


Originally Posted by DIGGYGV8 View Post
an old trick that apparently worked for GDs too

*disclaimer* All information I know (unless otherwise stated) is gathered from owning my '11 STi Sport-Tech Canadian Model. Please take extreme caution, and use any information at your own risk.

The car will chime, and complain if the driver or passenger seatbelt isn't clicked into the buckle. Whatever the reason (short trips, diagnosis), if you wish to have the chime disabled, and further more detection of the seatbelt AFTER diagnostic.

- Get in the car, sit in driver's seat (make sure all doors are closed)
- Insert key into ignition and turn to ON (2 clicks)
- Within this time, insert, and eject seatbelt from buckle 20 times within 30 seconds (I've heard that outbacks, foresters, and other Subarus require 20 times as well)
- When the process is complete, there will be no visual/audible indication, take the key out of ignition

- To Test: start car, wait for initial systems check beeping to stop, drive around without seatbelt clicked in, not only will the chime be gone, but the seatbelt reminder indicator should be off
- The system check will just double check that the buckles are there, beyond that, it will no longer recognize if the driver/passenger have their seatbelts clicked in.
- If your car loses power, or ECU is reset, you may have to re-do this operation to have the desired effect.

Tested Compatibility:
- MY07 STi
- MY10 STi
- MY11 STi w/ Sport-Tech package
- MY12 STi w/ Sport-Tech package
This only work for subaru, do not try on mitsu. lol.
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