Question about 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7
I have a 1993 Mercury cougar xr-7, 160,000 miles and still runs great 6 cyl.
Just today the driverside retractable belt got stuck in the forward position. I checked the fuses under the dash and evrything there looks good. Any help?
i heard about an inertia switch but figured to come here first and ask people that know.
Other than the seatbelt the car runs fine and is perfect for my needs. Just can't take the seat belt ARGH!!!
To fix it I would recommend taking it to your nearest Ford/Lincold/Mercury dealership. If it is stuck forward however..... Where the belt should be in the driving position there is a screw, take it out. There is a manual override in there, turn it clockwise until you can move the belt to the proper position.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
The retractor need to sense two items.
1) the door switch has to be shut (closed)
2) in some case there is a weight sensor to let the computer know there is someone sitting on the seat.
We can indirectly check both items.
Turn the dome light to DOOR OPEN DOME LIGHT ON MODE.
If the door switch is in working order then the dome light should go on.
Weight sensor is under the seat.
Make sure all connectors and wires are in good shape.
Is the SRS (air bag) light on?
If there is a MIL/Check Engine light on then pull the code.
It will help you to troubleshoot.
To sum it up.
Clean and check the door switch
Check and reconnect all connectors near the driver seat.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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