My dealer refused to disable the chimes.
They had no problem setting the remote for one push unlocks all; but, stated that Toyota Corporate would not allow them to disable my chimes.
No point in arguing with them; but, they are not the final word.:king:
To perform this mod by cutting the wires on a 2010 and Up model Follow the directions in this post to get to the connector on the instrument cluster.
I consulted the electrical manual for my 2011 and determined which wires going to the combination meter needed to be cut to disable the;
*Passenger side seatbelt chime and lighted dash icon - SEE EDIT BELOW
*Driver side seatbelt chime and lighted dash icon
EDIT; DO NOT cut the Green wire with the Gray stripe - There is no one wire that can be cut to silence the passenger seat belt chime. The circuit is integrated through the Occupant Classification ECU and triggered by speed sensor. Arg!
Finish up by taping the ends of the individual wires and then taping the bundle back up before plugging the connector back into the instrument cluster.
The chime is dead and I can play my stereo with the ignition key in Acc with the doors open.
No seat belt chime or seat belt icon at least for the drivers side.:cheers:
- I have the techstream tool myself and the special cable but that is not a final solution as you never know what happens if you have to disconnect the battery etc.
- Do not cut! It's very easy to extract the pin from the connector as explained in an earlier post; heat-shrink that and if you ever want to go back just reinsert it into the connector
While searching the owners manual on this issue I discovered that the speed sensor for the passenger side seat belt chime can be disabled through programming. The Dealer took care of it as part of my 25K service.I wish I'd thought of that. The wires really should be reconnected if the rig is sold to avoid giving someone a reason to hold you responsible for the them not wearing their seatbelt.
Looks like I'll be solering in a few short lengths of wire to restore these circuits if the dreaded day should ever come when I must part with the FJ.
Did it on my 2013 FJ and it works great. I pulled the pin for door bell and drivers seat, left the passenger's in there. Also put some electrical tape at both loose terminals.
If you are concerned on how difficult it is to do this, do not worry.
Broke my right arm on Monday, put a Ti plate and 6 screws on my forearm on Thursday and did this mod WITH ONE HAND this Saturday.
Im not bragging but I am really proud of myself. Not having my right arm for regular tasks for a couple days already played with my self-confidence a little.