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      01-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Fasten seat belt alarm

My passenger seat is so sensitive that when place my iPhone on it the"fasten seat belt" alarm goes off. Does this happen to anyone else?
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      01-01-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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happened to me a few times even when there was nothing on the front seat. It came on when i was driving on a highway all of a sudden once. Had to buckle in the passenger seat belt to make the gong go away as i could not stop and restart the car.
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      01-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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I've had a textbook set off the passenger seatbelt gong. Weighs about 5 pounds. A book is a little over the top for sensitivity but a cellphone is way over.
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      01-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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I think its a malfunction, dont believe it has anything to do with weight. At times i put my bag with laptop and documents on the front seat and it does not make the car think seat is occupied. Few times it happened to me, the seat was empty!
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      01-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Looks like another software update coming. Who wants to be the guinea pig and have the SA replicate the alarm? ha
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      02-14-2018, 12:47 AM   #6
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Fasten seat belt alarm on a passenger seat

35d 2011
I find it's coming only when it was sunny, not every day and not always.
The way I reset the gong is by punching the passenger seat ones.

Can I adjust sensor sensitivity? really annoying
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      02-14-2018, 11:18 AM   #7
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You can have it coded out (or do it yourself). I turned that shit off so fucking fast. My laptop would set it off constantly.
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      02-14-2018, 12:40 PM   #8
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35d 2011
I find it's coming only when it was sunny, not every day and not always.
The way I reset the gong is by punching the passenger seat ones.

Can I adjust sensor sensitivity? really annoying
ROFLMAO; punching the seat is an excellent fix and always does the trick!

Yeah just code it out to be off by default....one of the first things I coded due to unruly passengers that never comply
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That seat was meant to be used, are you going to deny it's purpose in life?
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I think its a malfunction, dont believe it has anything to do with weight.
Mine will go off only when I put a fair amount of weight on the seat, perhaps 20 pounds. A typical bag of groceries isn't enough to set it off.
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Yeah just code it out to be off by default....one of the first things I coded due to unruly passengers that never comply
Any passenger who doesn't buckle up in my car walks.
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Mine will go off only when I put a fair amount of weight on the seat, perhaps 20 pounds. A typical bag of groceries isn't enough to set it off.
Any passenger who doesn't buckle up in my car walks.
I'll have to grow a pair and change dem dare rules haha All joking aside, I really need to enforce this as I'm responsible for them when behind the wheel plus I could also be fined here in PA for any passenger that is not buckled up! Even my mother refuses to wear it when I take her out to lunch (cough cough) once a year...
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I put my lunch bag in there...also my back pack....maybe 2-3 lbs....It doesn't set off the airbag alarm.

Maybe when my gf sit there it went off...crazy car don't like my gf
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I could also be fined here in PA for any passenger that is not buckled up!
As captain of your ship it's potentially a lot worse than that. If you have an accident you can be sued for negligence if a passenger suffers injury or death that can be even partially attributed to not using the seat belt. If you're hit by another driver and someone in your car is injured or killed the degree of liability for the other driver can be reduced if that person wasn't wearing a seat belt.
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As captain of your ship it's potentially a lot worse than that. If you have an accident you can be sued for negligence if a passenger suffers injury or death that can be even partially attributed to not using the seat belt. If you're hit by another driver and someone in your car is injured or killed the degree of liability for the other driver can be reduced if that person wasn't wearing a seat belt.
Yep....buckle up or get off my ride.
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Yep....buckle up or get off my ride.
I sure in hell hope you meant "out of" my ride

There are people out there (and not just a few) that simply refuse to wear them and I know several that are that thick headed, they'll say "screw you then" and ride alone or not show, etc. all over a damn seat belt! Oh well, I'll truly miss those annual lunches with the Parents after informing of this new rule No joke, my own mother won't ride if you require a seat belt so I'm off the hook forever Will send an Uber for her and let them deal with it
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You can have it coded out (or do it yourself). I turned that shit off so fucking fast. My laptop would set it off constantly.
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You can have it coded out (or do it yourself). I turned that shit off so fucking fast. My laptop would set it off constantly.
Is there a way to code it right that it works as it should?

I had my 135i totaled and do want airbags deployed when needed.
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Is there a way to code it right that it works as it should?

I had my 135i totaled and do want airbags deployed when needed.
The airbags are still going to go off in an accident, the coding simply disables the annoying chime when the passenger seatbelt isn't fastened. Has nothing to do with the airbag.
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OP .. do you happen to have a magnet on the back of your phone (for the phone mounts) ? As well, do you leave your NFC enabled or disabled ?

When I first got my car, I experienced some strangeness with my phone setting off the alert..... I seemed to remember turning off NFC or removing the magnet seemed to fix it
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my 22 lbs dog would set it off.
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      02-22-2018, 01:25 AM   #19
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The airbags are still going to go off in an accident, the coding simply disables the annoying chime when the passenger seatbelt isn't fastened. Has nothing to do with the airbag.
cool, any links on DIY?
thanks!
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cool, any links on DIY?
thanks!
The Cheat Sheet available for download here has the values that need updating:

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1020138

Look under the Safety Features and Precautions section.
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