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Drivers seat belt buckle defective - 1998 Saturn SL

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You will have to replace the seat belt assy to fix this.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013

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SOURCE: I think something is stuck inside the seat belt

Could be a warrantyable problem. Check with your dealer or the DOT

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Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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Heated and cooled seat on 2004 expedition stopped working how to reset them


Heating and the cooling both don't work ? Just one seat or all seats ?
Your best bet have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes to start .
Climate Controlled Seat Module (CCSM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1342 ECU Is Faulted CCSM INSTALL a new CCSM and CARRY OUT programmable module installation (PMI). REFER to Climate Controlled Seat Module . B1358 Ignition Switch or Blower Electronics Circuit Short to Ground CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test Q . B2477 Module Configuration Error CCSM This DTC indicates programmable module installation (PMI) has not been done to a newly installed module. CARRY OUT PMI. REFER to Section 418-01 . CLEAR the DTC. CARRY OUT the self-test. B2486 Climate Controlled Seat Module Voltage Out of Range CCSM DEPOWER the supplemental restraint system (SRS). REFER to Section 501-20B . DISCONNECT driver safety belt buckle pretensioner electrical connector or passenger safety belt buckle pretensioner electrical connector of the affected seat and CONNECT restraint system diagnostic tool 418-F395 to the safety belt buckle pretensioner harness connector. CONNECT the battery ground cable. CHECK circuit 294 (WH/LB) for a fault. REPAIR as needed. If okay, REFER to Section 414-01 . Once the repair is complete, DISCONNECT the restraint system diagnostic tool from the safety belt buckle pretensioner harness connector and CONNECT the safety belt buckle pretensioner connector of the affected seat. REPOWER the SRS. REFER to Section 501-20B . B2488 Thumbwheel Switch Voltage Out of Range High CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test R . B2521 Tach Circuit Failure CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test Q . B2729 Cushion Over-Temp Detected CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test S . B2730 Back Over-Temp Detected CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test S . B2731 Differential Temperature Fault CCSM Go To Pinpoint Test S . B2792 Heat Switch Short to Ground CCSM NOTE: If HEAT is pressed for greater than 20 seconds on the climate controlled seat switch, DTC B2792 will set in the CCSM.
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CLEAR the DTC. If the DTC does not clear, REFER Section 418-01 .

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Use of a computer scan tool can help narrow down the problem. There are four different scan tool fault codes relating to code 51. They are B2432, B2433, B2434 & B2435. These codes will give you more defined information on the actual fault. Most common faults are either a bad switch in the seat belt buckle or damaged wiring to that switch. Damaged wiring is usually caused by the driver placing objects under the driver's seat, which damage the wiring coming out of the seat belt. It is also possible to have a bad seat belt computer [Restraints Control Module or RCM]. A bad RCM is not common. Check for damage to the seat belt wiring under the driver's seat. Best to remove the seat and lift up the carpeting to do this. If no physical damage or water corrosion damage is present, replace the seat belt. After repairs, disconnect the battery for 1 minute to clear the fault code from the RCM's memory.

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If your drivers seat belt is releasing spontaneously, I would suggest that you replace the seat belt buckle mechanism immediately because, if confronted with an emergency situation, someone could be endanger, like the driver of this vehicle. If you not under warranty, go to salvage yard and find your vehicle and find the seat belt buckle mechanism to replace your current one.

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section_closed.gif 2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON Recall ID from NHTSA: 02V290000 Auto Recall Date: NOV 05, 2002 Vehicle Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Model Affected TIBURON Estimated Vehicles Affected: 7382 Recall Details Auto Recall Date: NOV 05, 2002

Vehicle Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Estimated Vehicles Affected: 7382 Model Affected2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON

2003 Hyundai Tiburon Defect Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DRIVER SEAT BELT BUCKLE WIRING COULD BE DAMAGED BY INTERFERENCE WITH THE DRIVER SEAT CUSHION HEIGHT ADJUSTER MECHANISM.

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Estimated Vehicles Affected: 7382

Notes: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 056

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