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Seat belt warning light HELPPPPPPP

Shaun Osborne Oct 31, 2020

  1. Shaun Osborne

    Shaun Osborne Registered User

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    Can anybody tell me how to diagnose and fix a seat belt warning light issue. It lights up with my movements intermittently. Can I just disconnect the wire under my seat? Or will that make my airbag redundant?
     
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  3. tr7

    tr7 Registered User

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    If you want it can be disabled in VCDS

    But sounds like your occupancy sensor needs replaced

    Don’t disconnect the wires.
     
  4. mountainmile

    mountainmile Registered User

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    I had this years ago in a 2005 b7 2.0 tdi
    Drove me crazy trying to see what was causing it until I bought a new seatbelt buckle receiver complete and replaced it
    never had an issue in the last 10 yrs
     
  5. Shaun Osborne

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    Do you mean the female part that your belt clicks into??
     
  6. Shaun Osborne

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    Occupancy sensor? Would the light not stay on permanent? It goes off if I jiggle the seat belt
     
  7. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    try giving the seat belt recepticle a clean out , sometimes dirt can get inside and cause contact issues , failing that replace it as it is part of the seat belt circuit, and a known problematic part.
     
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  8. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Driver's seat doesn't usually have the sensor, passenger does, although some do, but most not, but usually it's the belt clip, however I would diagnostically check before condemning.
     
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  9. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    yes, they can get crud in them causing contact issues or the contact fails .
     
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  10. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Just plug the belt in without sitting on the seat , then see what happens if you wiggle the belt assembly etc.
     
  11. Shaun Osborne

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    I'll try that Rob. Cheers guys, it sounds like it's likely to be the receptacle.
     
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  13. mountainmile

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    Yes.I bought a new one after much wasted time trying to eliminate any other possible causes Never had a problem since
    You could try clean out the current one but if it happens again next week you still don't know if its the root cause or if its still something else causing it
    Id just buy a new one and put the issue to bed ,or know for sure its something else causing it
     
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