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Re: 1990 subaru driverside seat belt will not work
The body computer runs the belt motor in response to the door open/close plunger switch. Check the instrument closter to see if it also thinks the door is open. If it thinks the door is open, fix the switch. If not, then troubleshoot the power to the belt motor drive or the motor drive itself.
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Check your fuses and relays first. The radio fuse also controls the seat belt shoulder harnesses, dash clock, and lighter. Check all your fuses and replace any blown ones. There is a fuse panel in your engine bay and one on the driver's side under the dash near your door
Your 1991 model Accord has automatic front retracting shoulder belts and, more than likely, the power retractor motor has gone bad on the passenger side front. If the shoulder seat belt is not in the retracted position, up close against the seat, when the car is running, the seat belt light will stay lit on your dash. Have the seat belt motor inspected and replaced if necessary.
Two possibilities 1: wrong water pump (serpentine belts run water pump in the opposite direction as V belts).So make sure you have the right one. Check box that pump was in and or check at the store you bought it at, Look over the shoulder of counter person and look at computer screen yourself. 2: thermostat put in up-side down,copper nob and spring of stat should be inside of engine so that you can not see it.
I may have good news- seat belts are warrantied 'for the life of the car.' The exceptions being: abuse (say you cut the belt), cosmetic problems (fading color), electric related problems (if your belt is stuck due to electric failure of the belt system-you would have to pay to fix electric failure) collision damage. If it's just stuck, check with a Subaru dealer, they should fix it for free, parts and labor. Good luck, let me know the outcome.
Hi, sit in middle seat facing forward. If seatbelt is mounted in roof over your right shoulder, the clip on the end of the seatbelt clips in down by your right hip. Then the 'free' clip clips in by your left hip in to one of the two seatbelt clips. If you have done it right you should have a lap/sash configuration with the belt form the roof running over your right shoulder. The roof belt is also 'inertia reel' and behaves the same as all the other belts. To get out of the seat belt undo the 'free' or middle point clip only. When you have finished altogether, press key in to end clip lock and store back in the roof. If you have problems getting clips in to holders press the release tab on the holder. Hope that helps.
Just bought a 95 escort same problem on passenger side. Mine was the door latch, it's covered with a rubber boot to make contact when shut. If the boot is wore out it makes contact all of the time causing it to stay in the shut door position. Being handy I cut a piece of plastic from a fast food place and fit it in between to break the contact when up. Belt moves as it should now.