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Old 02-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Let's refrain from flames...

...I'll start this off with a few facts:

1. I always wear my seatbelt
2. I believe people should wear seatbelts (especially kids)
3. Someone annoying will flame someone or something in the comments

I have a frustrating problem with my 2010 SS Camaro. I carry a very heavy backpack (It's for work) and gym bag. When I set it in the passenger seat about 50% of the time the stupid chime starts going off for the seatbelt. The options I have for stopping it are:

1. Pushing my backpack around
2. Buckling the passenger seatbelt before getting in the car
3. Putting the backpack in the trunk.

All of those are annoying, and I'd like to disable the chime for the passenger seat belt warning. My Saturn has a way to disable this electronically, but as far as I know the Camaro doesn't. The only options I've seen are:

1. Buy a seatbelt and plug it in (Annoying for the passenger when she wants the real one)
2. Pull the fuse (Also annoying because there are some other systems affected)
3. Solder the wires in the buckle together so the car thinks the belt is buckled all the time. (Annoying that I have to yank the seat out to fix)

I'd like to avoid messing around with the wiring, does anyone know of a factory way to turn that off, before I rip the seat out?

God people please refrain from turning this into a belt vs. No belt flame war...
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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I stow all my stuff in the trunk, that's what it is for. Dragging bags on and off the leather seat, will snag or rip eventually ...
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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Put it on the floorboard? I try not to put stuff on my seat to avoid accidentally damaging it...
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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Buckle the belt. Leave it buckled. No harm, no chime, no problem.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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I would just fold the rear seat down and throw the back pack behind the drivers seat when you get in. You don't even have to open the trunk lid. Sounds like the easiest solution to me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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By buckling the passenger seat belt, you turn on the airbag over there. If that bag is loose in a frontal collision, that airbag is going to turn it into a projectile. (A very fast one at that)

But, to answer your question, I would use the trunk.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
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Put it on the floorboard? I try not to put stuff on my seat to avoid accidentally damaging it...
Yep. Just about everything goes on the floor in my car. Makes it easy since you're already sitting so low.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #10
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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For school, I just place my bag in the backseat. Easiest and most comfortable solution.
If anything, keeping the seatbelt on and then sitting will work best for your scenario, but I was wondering why you sit with your bag on? Just curious, no flaming or anything
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #12
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for reasons of becoming a projectile in a crash, the trunk is best. But why not just leave the seat buckle itself buckled to stop the dinging or find a way to put the bag on the floor.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #13
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #14
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By buckling the passenger seat belt, you turn on the airbag over there. If that bag is loose in a frontal collision, that airbag is going to turn it into a projectile. (A very fast one at that)

But, to answer your question, I would use the trunk.
very good point,but the visual of the airbag hitting the head first then the backpack a second later is making me lmfao
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:50 PM   #15
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I am experiencing neck pain everytime I crank my Boston Acoustics speakers and start banging my head like THIS is there a mod for that? Maybe a HANS device like thing that lowers from the headliner? IDK but this is a persistent problem. I cannot alter my behavior so obviously the car needs alteration. Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #16
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Why cant you use the trunk? lol that seems like the best thing to do, dont have to worry about the chime, no tears or rips, nothing sliding... seems like the best solution
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:35 PM   #17
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I carry a pretty big bag for night school and I just move the passenger seat all the way back and place it on the floor.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #18
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I store my backpack in the trunk.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #19
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Maybe instead of soldering the wires, make a little plug and play kit for the plug end of it. Then you have a marketable item although I'm not sure it would be legal to market something that circumvents the safety warning system....LOL You just need a loop back, real easy to make. In fact I can make it for you if need be.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:57 PM   #20
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I am experiencing neck pain everytime I crank my Boston Acoustics speakers and start banging my head like THIS is there a mod for that? Maybe a HANS device like thing that lowers from the headliner? IDK but this is a persistent problem. I cannot alter my behavior so obviously the car needs alteration. Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks.
You mean like this?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #21
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Might be time for a Silverado Z71 or a Cruze so you have 4 doors.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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Get an extra buckle that you can just snap in. No reason for all of the rude comments. He was wanting to know if there was a workaround for his method.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:48 PM   #23
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When my dog rides with me the chime goes off because the sensor's can tell there is a 60 pound something in the seat. The air bag is turned off and the chime keeps going. I found If I turn the radio up and the window down, I can't hear the chime anymore. But the wife tells me i'm old and can't hear chit any way hehehehe

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:50 PM   #24
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Go to the junkyard and cut off the end of a buckle and.latch it. All the gm stuff should be the same.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:52 PM   #25
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Ya you single guys might want to keep the passenger seat open in case a Babe wants a ride....
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