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I have been religiously wearing a seat belt in every car I drove since 1975. I don't like the reminder chime either. Like when I start the car to back out of the garage, get out to close the door, and then get back in the car.

I just don't need a chime to tell me to do something I never fail to use like the seat belt.
 

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I'm not gonna get dragged into a debate as to whether seatbelts should always be worn or not, but this is what previous Jeep models had in their owners manuals - not sure if the Renegade has something similar:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and buckle the driver's seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver's seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

NOTE:
Although the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat belt remains unfastened."
 

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Thank you for the replies. Don't worry I wear my seatbelt 99% of the time. There's just some instances I don't wear it like when I have to go up and down seven levels in the parking garage. And then have to jump out and use a key card and jump back in the car and it's just a pain in the butt.
 

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Thank you for the replies. Don't worry I wear my seatbelt 99% of the time. There's just some instances I don't wear it like when I have to go up and down seven levels in the parking garage. And then have to jump out and use a key card and jump back in the car and it's just a pain in the butt.
The other way is to drive out of your garage a bit slower and the DingDing Ding will not appear without Tricks or so ... its even better for the cold engine not to performe a Jumpstart every morning ... ok your wife awakes you every morning with a kick in the ass too ... but why should the Renny treated same way as you?

... :x;):D>:D
 

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I'm not gonna get dragged into a debate as to whether seatbelts should always be worn or not, but this is what previous Jeep models had in their owners manuals - not sure if the Renegade has something similar:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and buckle the driver's seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver's seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

NOTE:
Although the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat belt remains unfastened."
I tried this and it didn't work. I just might get one of these.

http://s30.photobucket.com/user/cwwells2004/media/seatbelt1.jpg.html
 

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Slightly off topic, but if you are ever sitting in the car (at a stop) without your belt off and you want to make the chime go away, shift into reverse and back
 

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Good Tip JayHawk

Yeah, I found a bunch of videos - works on all 2015 Jeeps and such except ours - classic. I couldn't get this to work.

It says not to start the engine in most, but then in step 3 it says withing 60 seconds of starting - I've read others that say 3 times within 10 seconds. Who knows - I will figure this out ;)

This is the one I keep coming across

BeltAlert

can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
dealer or by following these steps:

NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
deactivating BeltAlert.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACC/ON position (do not
start the engine), and wait for the Seat Belt Reminder
Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
BeltAlert can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

NOTE: Although BeltAlert has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s seat belt remains unfastened.
This is from a 2015 Cherokee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP7kRL7jy6k

How do we get to the run mode? I couldn't figure that out. 90% sure we can't
 

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Thank you for the replies. Don't worry I wear my seatbelt 99% of the time. There's just some instances I don't wear it like when I have to go up and down seven levels in the parking garage. And then have to jump out and use a key card and jump back in the car and it's just a pain in the butt.
The inconvenience of having to unlatch the buckle vs. someone pulling out of a parking spot without looking and possibly slamming into you and causing injury.

Which is more annoying?

I think the solution is obvious.
 

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Can you turn off the passenger seat's chime?

Today was my first day driving the new Renegade to work, and just the weight from a water bottle was enough to set off the passenger-side seatbelt chime. I'm assuming there's a way to shut that off, but when I went through all the settings yesterday, I don't remember seeing anything about it. (although I wan't looking for it then either)

I'm seeing instructions on how to do it with other Jeeps, and people asking how to disable it on the driver's side (which I can understand as not being doable), but when you think about purses, bags, or apparently even things like water bottles, it'd be nice to be able to shut it off on the passenger side.
 

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On other Jeep models the steps to disable it supposedly also disable it on the passenger's side. But people on this forum have said those steps to turn it off don't work anyway - (on the Renegade.)

I keep my bag on the passenger seat every day and it never chimes. It did happen once but only because that day I had big bulky text books in my bag. But even then it only chimed once and went off so it must have been just right at the borderline of whatever the weight threshold is?
Not sure why your water bottle is setting it off though. :(
 

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I put a 52 oz cup in the passenger seat all the time and it has never once activated the alarm. Yours must be a lot more sensitive than mine or there is something wrong with the sensor.
 

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hmm....I'll have to try it again. SOMETHING was setting it off, and this is a 26oz bottle. I remote-started it - maybe I set my backpack on the seat first. I don't remember. I do know though that I had to attach the seatbelt to stop the dinging though.
 

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My wife was always able to throw her purse and her briefcase on the front seat of our old Astro to drive home.
Her first and only scare in the Reney was an alarm going off. When she figured out that it was the passenger seat alarm due to her purse, she was relieved, but a bit annoyed as well.
 
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