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I hate that the neighborhood has to know when I enter and turn the key on my Smart Car. The car knows this and after a few seconds will lower the volume on the chime somehow after a few seconds.

Is there any way I can change the sound (like the pleasing BMW chime) or mute (at the cost of forgetting the lights on and not being warned, thats how much I hate it) the chime somehow?
 

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You mean to say no one has seen this thing that makes the noise and no one has invented a device to change a cars chime?

I'm pretty handy, is there a way I can look up the location and put a piece of tape over the speaker/noise maker so its at least a little muffled sound?
 

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Anyone know where the beeping noise is coming from to fasten your seatbelt?
I sure don’t. It’s really never bothered me before. I remember the 1960’s GM cars, had the nastiest buzzard chimes. All new car Musical tones, are built-in into the software of the vehicles computer. I would just crawl under the dashboard with a stethoscope and listen for where the sound is coming from. That’s what I would do.....

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Sorry, Basically you may just have to live with those noises. Here’s how you disconnect it all together....


 

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This is Proof this car was made by aliens. There is NO ONE in any forum so far that knows where this sound originates from. No manuals, No wiring diagrams, no replacement parts. Every other car its just a clear device with a speaker in it you can touch. This car it transmits the sound in your head. If it was just a seatbelt that caused the sound it would be fine, but it also sounds because; you turned the key(in case you had no idea you're turning the key), open the door(because the car is so huge you may not notice), the car thinks your passenger(water bottle) is not wearing the seatbelt that is 2 inches away from you, key is in ignition when the door is open and probably more.

Whats funny is that the Aliens knew it was too loud and after a few seconds of beeping it beep in a lower volume after the first 5 beeps.
 

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The above photo shows a piezo device (small speaker) located on a printed circuit board. No info whether 451 or 453 or where exactly this board is located or accessible. If you have the energy get a strong small flashlight and poke around. Let us know!! Some gum or silicone goo can be used to fill the small sound opening on top of the black speaker. Filling that opening should reduce sound level greatly since I don't think there are any other openings on those type of devices.

Messing with the seatbelt reminder connections is way too dangerous to do. The piezo is just too loud, except for near deaf drivers.
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Tried that. The sound is somewhere close to the speedometer and steering wheel. Unfortunately the sound echos and without knowing what it looks like I have to put my ear against it to be sure.
Most dash boards, ours in particular aren't made to fit our heads in without taking it completely apart.
 

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Your 451 is a gasser looking at the photos. But once we find the piezo on the ED just plugging that hole with sealer should reduce output to a murmur. Plus there are ways to reduce the sound even more.
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Hmm this thread have me curious.
I’ve noticed the chime but have only heard a handful of times(likely due to me already having my belt on before I start it)
I know when I do hear mine it’s barely audible(like someone has plugged the hole) as I don’t hear my blinkers when the car is running(with hvac blower and radio going)
I hear a low beep when I open the door before I take the key but that’s the only time i hear it.
I may see if it does do a variable volume chime to see if I can hear it or not(seriously though the blinkers noise could be a bit louder then the door or key chimes)
Jet is correct on it being on the cluster (this is true on most except gm vehicles where they run it through the drivers speaker of the radio)
 
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