Ford Taurus

How To Disable (Enable) BeltMinder

Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature

The driver and front passenger BeltMinder are deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will terminate the process.

Read steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure.

Note: The driver and front passenger BeltMinder features must be disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the same key cycle.

The driver and front passenger BeltMinder features can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
- The parking brake is set
- The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission)
- The ignition switch is in the OFF position
- The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled

To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate/activate the Belt Minder feature while driving the vehicle.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN (or ON) position. (DO NOT START THE ENGINE)
  2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off. (Approximately 1 minute)
    - Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.
  3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt 9 times, ending in the unbuckled state. (Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.)
    - After step 3, the restraint system warning light (airbag light) will be turned on for three seconds.
  4. Within 10 seconds of the light turning on, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
    - This will disable the BeltMinder feature for that seating position if it is currently enabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warning light will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds.
    - This will enable the BeltMinder feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warning light will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds, followed by 3 seconds with the light off, then followed by the restraint system warning light flashing 4 times per second for 3 seconds again.