10-28-2002, 06:36 PM
I had to take out my seat (bench) and installed a amp and satelite receiver underneath it. There are four connectors that I had to disconnect in order to do this, two on each side, one in front and one in back. (Did that confuse you guys enough?) My question is: Can these wires be disconnected in order to stop the flashing seatbelt light? And Will it effect the airbag? I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt but some times I have to put things in the seat next to me and that little passenger light drives me nutts.
10-28-2002, 10:27 PM
You can disconnect the wires and it will stop the blinking light.
I don't believe it will affect the airbags' operation, but I'm not 100% sure. Asking your service department the next time you're there would be the best way to verify it.
My understanding is that the blinking light is just a safety reminder intended to alert you to the fact that the airbag switch is "on" and there is someone (or something) in that seat without the seatbelt secured.
If you never carry a passenger, why not use the key and turn the switch off and just not worry about the light? That way, if you're ever in an accident (which hopefully never happens) and the airbags deploy, your passenger bag won't go off. I believe it still could, or should, deploy if you were to leave the switch on and just disconnect the wiring under the seat.
Finally, I've had passengers that haven't put their seatbelt on for whatever reason, and the light has been a good reminder for me to ask them to buckle up. To me, their safety is the most important consideration. I just move my stuff from the seat and leave the system active - the way it was intended.
11-01-2002, 06:48 AM
Your air bag system will not work if it is not connected!!
11-01-2002, 03:04 PM
But which wire is for the flashing light and which is for the air bag? Their is one that connects at the front of the seat and one that connects at the rear to the seat belt holder. Common sense says the one to the seat belt will turn off the seat belt light. But someone said that the air bag might go off by disconnecting it. He said that I might want to unhook the battery when I do it. If any one had a Chilton book, maybe they can tell me.
11-02-2002, 09:12 AM
I do not believe it is possible to deploy the airbags by missconnections. There are several redundant systems to prevent that. However I am not sure which plugs go where??
They should be closely matched in either color scheme or plug
I have the manuals on the connector, if worse comes to worse, I can maybe fax somethin'
Let me know
11-27-2002, 11:35 PM
It makes sense that the connector on the seatbelt is the seatbelt-connected sensor and the connector on the seat itself would be the "butt on the seat" sensor.
Keep in mind though, that it MAY be a failsafe (normally-closed) connection... leaving the front one unplugged may result in the system thinking that there is ALWAYS something (or someone) in the seat since the circuit would then be open.
Disconnect the front one and try it.
Once the front one is disconnected, there's no reason for the back one.