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Old 09-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy seatbelt reminder not working in 1999 Wrangler Sport

I need help troubleshooting the seatbelt reminder circuit. I have checked the belt buckle that's ok The light comes on with the key in the on position and goes out as if the belt is buckled when it's not. I've also checked for continuity and all is good with the wiring. I am reading 12.2 K ohms across the reminder circuit at the instrument panel. All other lights and guages work fine.

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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sounds like too much trouble for what it is to me. i really didnt even know jeeps had a reminder in them, im so used to just putting on my seatbelt when i get in a car that i just feel like something is wrong if i dont have it on.

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:55 PM   #3

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Did the previous owner pull the fuse?
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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If the wire that connects to the stationary end of the seat belt (Drivers Side) is unhooked the warning chime will not sound
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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sounds like a blessing to me

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:21 AM   #6
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I have a 98 Sahara and mine doesn't work either.
I'm actually glad that it doesn't.
Those buzzers are really annoying, IMO.

Just out of curiosity, why is this of concern to you?
Do you have a teenager driving it part time or something?
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:42 PM   #7
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>seatbelt reminder not working in 1999 Wrangler Sport

count yourself fortunate!
Losing hours at work? Taxes up on your paycheck? Having trouble finding a doctor? Your kids trashy?

You voted for it... Stop complaining.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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If you figure out what's wrong with yours please post the info so I'll know how to make mine quit working.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #9

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Just pull the fuse! Just remember the same fuse that gives you the seat belt warning warns you if your lights are left on so don't forget to turn off your lights if you pull the fuse.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:18 PM   #10
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sounds like a blessing to me
I agree 100%. I always (ALWAYS!) wear my seatbelt but that annoying buzzer was disconnected the first weekend I had my new TJ home back in '96. You don't need a seatbelt buzzer to know you need to wear your seat belts, that is for sure. I hate seatbelt buzzers because if I want to move my TJ from my driveway or street in front of my house into the garage, I don't want to have to listen to that damned buzzer while I'm moving it that 10-25' distance.

I dunno why anyone would feel the need for the buzzer, I feel insecure without the seatbelt enough to also need that buzzer. I also know if my passenger hasn't buckled up so I don't need a buzzer for that seat as well... my Jeep doesn't start moving until my passenger is buckled up with no buzzer needed for that either. Neither do I need a buzzer for my headlights, I learned long ago how to manage to remember such things on my own without needing a buzzer. The more we learn to depend on buzzers and interlocks, the less self-sufficient and more helpless we become in the absence of them.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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I like the headlight warning buzzer. I always have seatbelt on...but the headlight buzzer has kept me from killing my battery more than once.

Mine was missing said fuse when I purchased. I quickly found a proper fuse and now have all my "idiot reminders".

On many cars I've owned you can unplug just the seatbelt under the seat, and defeat the seatbelt buzzer. I don't know if that is an option on the jeep or if it will still kill the headlight buzzer.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #12

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as stated glad its off. However, I want to say there is a way you can turn it off and on, check your owners manuel. I Think I did this in one of mine, or it could have be one of the cherokee's..
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
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I am looking to trade my wrangler in for a new one so that's why I would like to have the seatbelt warning working. All other chimes and warning lights work. I personally always wear my seatbelt so I don't need the reminder. Thanks for all of your reply's

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:25 PM   #14
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Do you hear the headlight reminder chime?

Dome lights work?

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