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Old 08-28-06, 01:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Silencing Annoying Door Chime Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to silence the annoying door chime when the key is in the ignition. This was performed on a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX, but should work with similar years.

Tools: Philips Head, Flat Head, Electrical Tape

Step 1: Remove the large plastic cover piece below the steering column. The lower half is held in with screws, while the upper half if supported by little pop it pieces that you can’t see. Simply remove the 3 visible screws, and then pull from the top. (2 metal screws, 1 plastic screw)

Step 2: Locate the “Integrated Module.” It is about the size of a large turbo timer and has 2 harness’ coming out of it.

Integrated Module


Step 3: Slide the “Integrated Module” down towards you and it should come right off. Once it is off, remove the 2 wiring harness. (Flat head helps with wiring harness removal.)

Step 4: Wedge a flat head into the “Integrated Module” to pop off the plastic cap piece. Once it is off, hold the grey wiring harness connecting piece and carefully pull. The green mother board looking chip should slide out now.

Integrated Module with cap popped off


Step 5: Use electrical tape to seal up the speaker. (I am not too sure about how to remove this speaker, so all I did was tape it up.)

Speaker Sealed up with tape


Step 6: Put everything back together.


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Old 08-28-06, 01:31 PM   #2
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does that really stop the sound from coming out or just make it really quiet
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does that really stop the sound from coming out or just make it really quiet
probably just makes it really quiet.
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At least the OP located the chime, so maybe the industrious few among us can just desolder it from the board.
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probably just makes it really quiet.
correct. you can still hear it, but it's very faint.
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cool, Im gonna desolder mine this weekend...
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I did this on my truck. I couldn't get the speaker off and was so pissed that I just shoved a screwdriver into it and scrambled it's guts.
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There's a much easier and less destructive way! :-)

From http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=144657:

1. Turn the ignition to ON. The engine should be off.
2. Within 30 seconds, insert the buckle in and out 20 times. You can hold the release button down if you like. Just make sure to remove the buckle all the way so that it "registers" in and out.
3. The next time you start the engine, you'll get the initial seatbelt chime, but it won't give you the continual warnings afterwards. You should notice right away that after the initial seatbelt chime, the seatbelt light will turn off and no longer flash.

Worked on my '07 STi LE
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There's a much easier and less destructive way! :-)

From http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=144657:

1. Turn the ignition to ON. The engine should be off.
2. Within 30 seconds, insert the buckle in and out 20 times. You can hold the release button down if you like. Just make sure to remove the buckle all the way so that it "registers" in and out.
3. The next time you start the engine, you'll get the initial seatbelt chime, but it won't give you the continual warnings afterwards. You should notice right away that after the initial seatbelt chime, the seatbelt light will turn off and no longer flash.

Worked on my '07 STi LE

Yeah but he's talking about door chime not seatbelt
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lol... for the seatbelts you don't need to do it 20 times all you need is 1 time too turn off flash and sound....
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