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Seat belt light stays on and trip computer resets when turning engine off then on trouble clears itself

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K this means that your dash doesnt have constant power like it should and have to take out the speedometer assembly and check the red and yellow power wires make sure they are connected sounds like one is not probably the yellow belive it is the constant and this should stop seat belt problem to it prbly touching the seatbelt wire or grounding it out hope this helps also check and make sure your trip reset button is not stuck just for s/g

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