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Where is the seat belt harness retractor motor located at and how can it be tested? Toyota Camry 1989 electronic seat belt retractor.

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  • Richard Shirk Apr 04, 2011

    Thank you very much for this. I will remember this when I need to have it fixed. Thank you.


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The retractor motor is located inside the retractor. The retractor is located aside the seat, in the internal chassis. The retractor is where the belt folds in.
The retractor motor is present only if you have electric-retraction seat belt. Standard feature on this car was a mechanic retractor based on a spring system.
If the retractor motor is present, it will be located inside the belt retractor. To access it you need to remove the belt trim cover held by tabs,
If motor is present, this can be tested energizing directly its contacts. This is done connecting the motor to powered wires and observing if it runs. If the motor is OK, then the electric belt system uses also a solenoid and a control module located under the dash.

With or without motor, the retractor is quite difficult to reassemble. Do not disassemble if not necessary.



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    Ginko Apr 04, 2011


    You are welcome.

    All the best.



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