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My 2005 dodge Dakota seat belt stays on all tye time,

Customer Question

my 2005 dodge Dakota seat belt stays on all tye time
JA: Which belt is acting up? And when was it last changed?
Customer: drivers seat belt/ has not been changed
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I can help you with your seat belt light.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 month ago.

So explain to me the issue you have. Is it that the seat belt warning light on the dash stays on even when you have the seat belt buckled?

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 month ago.

Do to no response from the customer I am opting out.

Expert:  Clayso replied 1 month ago.

Hi There,
This is Clay, I'm a certified master automobile technician with 30 years of automotive repair and diagnostic experience.

From your description most commonly the drivers seat belt buckle has failed. The buckles can be checked by disconnecting the seat belt switch and jump terminal #1 to terminal #2. With the ignition switch in the on position the set belt light should come on for approximately 4 seconds and go out. If the light operates properly with the connector jumped the switch in the buckle has failed. The link below is a connector view.

Drivers Seat Belt Switch Connector

Make sure you're on the proper connector, jumping any air bag circuits could deploy an airbag. If you need the service procedure for replacing the buckle let me know.

WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the supplemental restraint system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, occupant classification system, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the supplemental restraint system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions let me know. You can reply back to me through this thread at any time.

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