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I recently had someone look at my drivers seat to replace a piece of the the leather. Now I get an audible alarm when the car is moving. I get a DTC code that "lost communications with restraint system". I suspect the person forgot to connect the seat belt wiring or broke the wiring. Is there an easy way for me to check that?
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I would start by looking under the seat and making sure all the connectors are plugged in and tight. If it's got an airbag in the seat it's possible there is a connection issue. Most use a yellow wiring harness and it's got a double lock on the connector. If it's not connected properly it could be the issue. If they damaged any wiring inside the seat you'll have to pull the seat and check the wiring by removing the cover. It's a real pita to do that.

Sorry for my late reply. I don't work Sunday's.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you you. It turned out the problem was low batteries in the smart key. Apparently that sets off audible alarms that I thought were seat belt warnings.
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