So, I recently bought a Hyundai i30 2014 model, the car works flawlessly except that I don't hear an Alarming sound for indicator symbols on the instrument cluster. For instance Alarm to pull down the hand brake, not wearing the seat belt, etc. I was wondering if this was somehow disabled by the previous owner and if there's a way I can enable it again. Many a times, I ran my car with hand brakes on as I didn't pay attention to the instrument cluster board, if there would be an alarm for that, it would really help.
There can be multiple explanations for this:
1. Disabled the speaker through OBD port (some manufactures give you an option to disable this in the software using a laptop connected to your OBD port). This can only be done with special software and hardware.
2. Unplugged/removed the physical speaker under the dashboard.(This happened to my car, they just cut the wires and pulled the speaker)
3. Broken wire to the speaker making it so it can't generate a sound.
If you are handy enough you can either search the internet or the manual to find the location of the speaker and troubleshoot it from there.