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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question Seat Belt Warning

I have a 2004 C230.

I am wondering if the seat belt warning lights stays on if you don't put your seat belt on while driving.

Here's my current condition:
I turn on position 1 seat belt light is on, position 2 seat belt light is on , Start enginee seat belt is light is on and beeps for 6 secs, then turns off.

Is this normal? I don't have my seat belt on.

I drive off without the belt and the lights does not turn on or if there is any warning.

I notice on the manual it states it stays on? warning sounds? and a message in the lcd cluster?

Is this true? If so, is there any where I need to look to check this out?

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Some MB features are dependant on the destination country. That's why posters are asked to complete the UserCP ^^^

Another C230 owner will probably know best, but the WIS advises that the warning buzzer is used as a reminder for:

a) lights, b) parking brake, c) key
d) seatbelt - for 6 secs (USA, CDN, Japan, Korea). for 12 secs (SA)
e) low oil, f) speed > 120km/h (SA only)

Nothing is stated to imply that in the USA C230 the seatbelt warning buzzer is repeated. On my Euro CLK the buzzer tone is repeated until the seatbelt is connected.
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thanks for you reply. That is quite assuring.

Well, I am just being paranoid about this since I read othere things around internet about other c230 owners.

Base on what you stated seems correct.

What I had read as a problem for other owners of c230 or at least for the 2005 model. They stated it was a nuissance for the safety belt warning is ringing all the time since the passenger didn't want to put their seat belt on. They wanted to know if there is any way to diable it.

So that what trigged me being paranoid since I don't get that same treatment with my 04 c230.

So from what it sounds like, there isn't a sensor in the seat belt like the other models which will require the driver or passener to click in to turn the seat belt light off.

Well, I hope there are other owners that can confirm this.

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What you describe is normal. There is nothing to worry about.
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