I'm glad someone finally figured this out. I would have been happy with
the newer programming that Sonata's built after 9/15/05 have, but mine is
truly annoying beyond anything I've ever experienced before. It MAKES me
always wear the seatbelt. The dealer could not do anything for me.
How exactly do you know this? Have you verified this via schematic on the
HMA site? I studied the schematic once myself, but didn't have the time to
devote to make 100% sure I was right. I would really hate to have this
interact with the air bag system someone without my knowledge.
So you are saying that the airbag isn't armed if you are not wearing
your seatbelt. I don't think so. I would assume there is much more to
control deployment of the airbags. I would hope the key would have to
be in the ignition (and on) at the very minimum. Maybe you would even
have to be in gear as well.
With that said, I'm leaning towards the thinking that this one switch
should have no effect on the airbag, but I am going to try and study the
schematic a bit more before trusting that.
It looks like the blue wire is the ground for the switch. That switch
affects the pretensioner, and the two level discharch of the airbags. How
about the less invasive approach. Find the "dinger", and put a piece of tape
over the hole. You'll still hear it, but it will be much less annoying.
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