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Old 04-07-2004, 02:53 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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Should work fine, but you will have to remember to undo the belts before you shut the key off, or you will be stuck there all day.....lol
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I'm not sure if we have he same belt set up, I got mine out of a 89 Le Baron along with the seats. There is also a button switch in the door jam with one wire attached. Could it tell the circuit that you've'e exited the car and shut down the whole seat belt circuit until next power up?? Iv'e got the three point with the under the seat switch also and am installing it in a 1953 Ford Sedan but I'm not as far along as you are. I thought it would be a snap but so far they seem to be headed for the junk pile.
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