2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
Nice car. Just went over 60,000 miles, so there goes the warranty,
just in time for a very irritating problem involving the seat belt. At
varying intervals, it will begin to chime (and the seat belt light in
the dash will flash); it chimes/flashes for a little while, then quits,
then (seemingly at random) starts up again, quits, lather, rinse,
I saw another thread where hyundaitech says the chime is on the left
side of the dash, and I can hear it more clearly when I take the fuse
cover off, but I can't seem to reach it. Any further clues would be
I admit that I don't know how serious a problem this is. To my way of
thinking, there's a problem in the seat belt array such that even
though the buckle is securely fastened, it thinks it isn't.
The unnecessary chiming/flashing happens with one person in the car and
with two people. It seems to happen a little less when there are two
in the car, but that is just apocryphal.
I would rather not pay $250 for this small part (and labor) if at all
possible; on the other hand, I don't want my wife driving around in an
unsafe car. Is this something I should get fixed, rather than just
bypassing the chime? Is this something I (a mildly-capable handyman)
can try to fix myself?
Any help would be much appreciated.