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Old 05-06-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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Child Check-Mate

Hi,

The bus that I just bought has a system called Child Check-Mate. Itís designed to ensure bus drivers check the bus for sleeping kids before parking it.

Does anyone have information on deinstalling this thing?

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:39 PM   #2
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Hi, I found this on the Internet. This describes installation, so if anyone finds themselves needing to remove it, just watch it in reverse.

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Old 05-08-2021, 10:44 PM   #3
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Hi,

The bus that I just bought has a system called Child Check-Mate. Itís designed to ensure bus drivers check the bus for sleeping kids before parking it.

Does anyone have information on deinstalling this thing?
I know this is an old post - but did you have any problems deleting the Child Check-Mate system? Going to tackle this week, but 2% worried there may be adverse effect.
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:27 AM   #4
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I know this is an old post - but did you have any problems deleting the Child Check-Mate system? Going to tackle this week, but 2% worried there may be adverse effect.
Iím sorry, I honestly donít remember. I think I just unplugged the little white box and that was that
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:38 AM   #5
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The child checkmate is tied to the ignition. If you have a sensor or wire disconnected anywhere in the system, it will disable your ability to start your bus.

Fortunately, it's a 2-minute fix to disable. I followed a YouTube video and moved where one wire was connected. Problem solved.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:10 AM   #6
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if you have an IH bus I learned that you can disable the starter inhibit system with Servicemaxx..


I workjed with someone recently who was told by 2 mechanics that their starter was bad.. I turned the start inhibit feature off in the computer and the truck fired right up.. (T-444E)
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:37 AM   #7
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My bus thankfully came with vandlock removed. My child checkmate appeared to be active and had a buzzer that would scream if I tried to park the bus and remove the key or open the door - I’m sorry I never really understood the trigger. But my electrical modification was very minimal. I unplugged the seven-way flasher, removed the stop sign, capping the wires, remove the arm on the front and unplugged the child checkmate. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Check the video I posted though. It seemed authoritative. Mark your wires and connections. Be prepared to put it back the way it was if you have problems.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:45 AM   #8
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I keep reading this title and assuming it's somebody that had to give up their skoolie dream because they had a kid.
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Old 05-16-2021, 03:22 PM   #9
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I keep reading this title and assuming it's somebody that had to give up their skoolie dream because they had a kid.
thank you for the laugh on that one

Update on the Child Check-Mate System - fully removed in our 1995 Bluebird/ International Nd all is well.
All alarms, sensors, checkmate system removed - she starts right up, goes into gear no problem.

I kept her running as I disconnected everything to be sure nothing triggered a kill-switch. I think I got lucky because of the year, it looks like it was all installed "after market" so everything came out easy.
-fun side note: I found the original bill of sale from the manufacturer to the AZ bus sales burried inside the dash - dated 5/15/1995

I'm thinking about disconnecting the yellow "bus bar" that the red/amber flashers are all connected to - right now they aren't doing anything anyway. (I want to connect the rear red flashers to the brake lights for added visibility.)
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