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I´ve got a 95LX wagon, and when I open the door, the automatic shoulder belt doesn´t always slide foward so I can get in behind it. It works sometimes (like if I open and close the door a few times it will work eventually) but it´s super duper annoying.

What´s the problem and how do I fix it? What is the switch that tells the belt to open? I know that the little black peg on the b pillar is opening because the courtesy light comes on, so I think it´s a bad connection in the belt trolley motor, but I´m not sure where this motor is and how it´s wired up.
 

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02-02-2003 at 18:08, 2EGTS wrote:
I think I may have discovered something today. I realized that the little black peg thing on the door jam does not control the automatic seatbelts. If you push it in with the door open it just shuts off the dome light. If I remember right, when I had my door tore apart there are some wires that run to where the door latches. I think that is the point that tells the belts to move. You may want to check that out.
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bingo, this is exactly what I wanted to hear.

Latch = ground... I think I´ve got the smarts to figure out the rest from there. Many thanks bro.
 

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On the door itself, there is a rotating disc thing that rotates around the bar and locks and latches the door. This latch is connected somehow to a switch which in turn tells the relay of the seatbelt track to turn on. This latch was gunked up with crap and was getting stuck. I will probably take the door apart this weekend and take that thing out and clean it and re-lubricate. Many thanks.

Now just for that son of a bitch tachometer in my GT. Sigh.
 

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If your seatbelt ALWAYS moves backwards when you CLOSE the door, and the motor doesn´t hesitate or stall on the way back, but the belt only SOMETIMES goes FOWARDS when you OPEN the door, then you have my problem.

If there is sometimes a slight delay between when you open the door and when the belt goes foward, that´s just the little rotor in the latching mechanism in the door "fighting" its way through the built up sludge over time, so that´s why it will sometimes take 5 seconds for it to open, but it always shuts, because you are physically pulling the door, forcing the rotor to turn. However, when the door is open, the only thing that causes the rotor to open is a spring housed inside the latching mechanism, which isn´t always strong enough to open it (I.E: cold weather will make metal expand and bind up, ice has frozen the rotor up, oil sludge has built up, etc).

Sounds like james has the same problem as I do.
 
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