Pictures of how I disabled the maddening seat belt warning chime module on my 89-97 Ford Thunderbird SC.
OH MY GOD just make it stop already!
But first, lets pay some bills:
First, I dump out the contents of my glovebox onto the floor
by pushing in the tabs marked 1. I pushed really hard and
caused no obvious damage. Tough and not brittle, surprisingly.
The seatbelt chime or warning chime module or incessant noise driving me insane
is at the yellow arrow behind the glove box.
I looked in every diagram and searched sccoa and tccoa and scott
looking for a picture of this devious torture device, all to no avail.
There is no way to get a screw driver behind the device to unclip the wiring.
There is no way to get a screw driver behind the device to unscrew
the retaining screw, labeled 2.
I had not been driven completely insane by the constant chime yet,
so I was able to devise a cunning plan.
To turn out the retaining screw, I grabbed the tip of the screw with
a small vice grip and screwed it in, backwards, out.
Maybe I had been driven slightly insane.
With that screw out, I swiveled the whole device backward and it unhooked
from mounting point 3.
Wait, I took another picture.
There is the terrible device. RIP OUT ITS HEART!
There is the torture device out of the mount, unhooked from the wiring,
with the screw grabbed by the little vice grips.
- Now I can drive in peace.
- Next I sold out to make 02¢
so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
But no minivans!
- Then I finished my beer.
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