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My '93 saturn sc1 seatbelt motor is running despite the seatbelt not running up or down it's track inside the door. the motor running when i shut off my car is draining my car battery. is there a fuse for this i can pull out if so where is it please

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  • jerryboiy Jan 05, 2009

    Hello, thanks so much for the tip about pulling the plug under the seat.. I know from searching for stuff that there are wires and some kind of electronics under the driver seat and there are plugs so they are going to be pulled! As for under the hood and behind the velcro panel I did check both of those spots but I didn't see anything remotely close in wording to 'seatbelts' nothing close so I didn't mess with any of them I was hoping someone might know the exact fuse since some of them are worded like 'DIM' whatever that is.. but I didn't feel comfortable pulling them incase they might be for a pump or something. Anyone know the exact fuse name on the back of the panel? the under the hood fuses are all clearly not the seatbelt ie., ac, radio, defrost.. etc..

    thanks very much for fast responses.

  • jerryboiy Jan 05, 2009

    Hey thanks guys for your help.. I don't have a manual anymore.. but I did check all fuses in the car under hood and panel near passengers left knee area.. with the velcro. Nothing had anything relatively close to saying 'seatbelt' this or that. So I didn't pull any fuses.. but I will pull the plug under the seat for sure..Thanks for that tip!


  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    have you checked your owners manual for location of fuse panel? Under dash drivers side, under hood?



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Hi Jerry,

There is a fuse panel behind the console kick panel on the passenger side. Pull the panel off (velcro stays). The legend and fuse layout is embossed on the back of the panel.

A couple other things you might try though. Underneath the front seats are sensors that normally tell the brain someone is sitting in them. Look under the seats for a plug with two wires coming out of it. Pull the plug. Any difference?

Does the the belt shuttle move at all? Is it stripped? If so, you might try helping it along to the other end of the track. It may shut down on its own that way.

And last but not least, as a temporary solution, pull the negative terminal from the battery over night until it gets fixed for real.

Let me know what you find out.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Jan 05, 2009

    Hello again Gerry,

    This has been bugging me, I've been though Chiltons Saturn 91-98 cover to cover and not a thing on seatbelts, the shuttle motor, relays or fuses. No mention in schematics, exploded door diagrams, seat replacement. I went out and rechecked my Saturn to be sure the seat belts exist.

    I appreciate the rating, but it was a little premature. I don't give up so easy and I'm going for the Fixya. Like I said, I too have a Saturn and. I'll find the answer for you tomorrow (when it lightens up a little) one way or the other. So prepare to re-rate me.




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