Hello and welcome to JustAnswer, My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be assisting you... I'm sorry that you are having issues with your 2008 Dakota and the seatbelt light, but I'm here to assist you...Here is the operation on the Seatbelt Light:
The seatbelt indicator gives an indication to the vehicle operator of the status of the driver side front seatbelt. This indicator is controlled by a transistor on the instrument cluster circuit board based upon cluster programming and a hardwired input from the seatbelt switch in the driver side front seatbelt retractor through the seat belt indicator driver circuit.
The seatbelt indicator also includes a programmable enhanced seatbelt reminder or beltminder feature that is enabled when the vehicle is shipped from the factory. This beltminder feature can be disabled and enabled by the customer using a specific programming event sequence, or by the dealer using a diagnostic scan tool.
The seatbelt indicator Light Emitting Diode (LED) is completely controlled by the instrument cluster logic circuit. This logic only allows the indicator to operate when the instrument cluster receives a battery current input on the fused ignition switch output (run-start) circuit. Therefore, the LED will always be off when the ignition switch is in any position except ON or START. The LED only illuminates when it is provided a path to ground by the instrument cluster transistor. The instrument cluster turns on the seatbelt indicator for the following reasons:
The seatbelt switch is connected in series between ground and the seatbelt indicator driver input to the instrument cluster, also known as the Cab Compartment Node (CCN). Use conventional diagnostic tools and procedures to diagnose the hardwired seatbelt switch input to the instrument cluster. Refer to the appropriate wiring information.I have looked at the wiring and If you have allready tried to jump the two wires out, and the black wire is a good ground.. The LG/GY wire goes to the Cluster Connector C1 Pin 5.. I would inspect the wires under the seat to see if they have been cut by the seat track... If you see wires that are cut, repair them.. Its probally the Light Green/Gray wire... If you need anything else, feel free to reply
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