Mechanics

'92 SEAT BELT PROBLEM

1992 Ford Tempo

I own a '92 Ford Tempo GL V-6 and the mileage is something like 70,000 (but keep in mind that the odometer has gone past 100,000 before), and it has manual lap belts, and automatic shoulder belts. The driver side works fine, but the passenger side doesn't work. It is stuck in the position as if the door is closed and someone is sitting there.

I don't hear the seatbelt motor grinding or anything, so I'm not sure if it's the motor or if it just needs to be oiled up :

Please help, I know that it's quite frustrating for the other people who have to pull the thing around them : x. Thanks!
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Sdcuneo
January 20, 2007.



There is a switch, I dont know the name of it, if you take off the trim inside above the door it will be at the front by the mirror, this was broken on the 94 tempo I have in storage, I went to a junkyard and got this switch and wired it in, I think I had to cut and splice but not sure this was a couple years ago, in mine I didnt hear the motor or nothing (first I checked the motor: described below) so I took my trim apart and found that someone had cut and taped up the switch, when I hooked it up it didnt work. Another thing to check is to take the trim off where the motor for the seat belt is, unplug the connector going to the motor, apply 12 volt power to the motor, (car battery and wire is what I used) both forward and reverse, if the motor moves the belt then the switch is probably the culprit, if the motor doesnt turn then its the motor.
Hope this helps

Tiny
Knightriderkitt2000
Jan 23, 2007.
Oh yeah there are two switches if I am correct, they are at both ends of the seatbelt track.

Tiny
Knightriderkitt2000
Jan 23, 2007.