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Old 04-07-2004, 02:42 PM
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Internal 3pt seat belt electrical release

Acquired a pair of bucket seats from a late model Chrysler Lebaron convertible with the built-in 3 point seat belts that I'm putting in my 57 Chevy. I noticed the belts won't release unless there is battery power applied to a single wire terminal under the seat. I did verify on another similar car that the belts can be pulled out with car off and key removed telling me that it has constant power applied. Since my 57 sits for periods, could I hook this up to the accessory circuit so this belt switch/solenoid isn't drawing power? Will it hurt the switch/solenoid having power removed and applied every time I start/stop the car? Can anybody tell me purpose having this power requirement on a seat for belts to come out in the first place?

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Old 04-08-2004, 06:47 AM
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It shouldnt be a problem to wire them to your ignition wires, so they only release when the key is on. Or you could wire them to a 12V constant source with a kill switch in the middle. I wouldnt think they would draw any power when they are just sitting though.
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Old 04-10-2004, 03:05 PM
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the release should draw barely any power at all ... im sure it draws just as little as the radio or computer on a newer car would draw while parked

since almost all cars already "leak" a small amount of power through their electrical systems when everything is off ... meaning if you checked power draw w/ a volt meter, it would seam like something small is on in the car ..... i would expect that one more very small circuit wouldnt make much of a diff
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