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Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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I've had a problem with my seat belt retractors, won't lock when pulled on and flashing seatbelt light on dash. Took to Honda, they ordered two retractors and replaced. I leave the dealership today after they replaced both retractors and I still have the same issue. Any suggestions as to what it might be the cause? Thx!
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Take it back to honda. Dont **** with it.
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They took it back, looked at it again... said the problem is with the door latch, and that they can't repair it because that part is no longer made. Why would the door latch cause the seat belt light to be on? The dome light sensor in the doorjamb works just fine, and the door closes and opens okay (with the exception of sagging hinges in the front).

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And/or, is there a fix for this?

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i would ask them specifically to explain how the door latch is affecting your seatbelts. the technician and service writer should be able to do that, it is their job.
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ya whatever you do. DONT mess with it!!! same thing happened to mine and then the one thing you dont ever want to jerry rig. your seatbelt.
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If I remember correctly the electronic switch that tells the car if your seat belt is buckled or not is in the part of the belt with the button on it that bolts to the center floor of the car in between the seats. The mechanism in that button could be broken, which would have nothing to do with the safety of your seat belts. There should be an electrical connection for that switch under the seat. I've seen people bypass the warning light with a paper clip or a small piece of wire if they put aftermarket seats in their EFs with harnesses vs the stock seat belts.
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ya whatever you do. DONT mess with it!!! same thing happened to mine and then the one thing you dont ever want to jerry rig. your seatbelt.
How did you fix it?

There is also an electrical draw that appears to be somewhere in this circuit, others have complained of seatbelt lights/power draws.

Also, do your seatbelts lock if you tug on them? I can't get the seatbelt to lock... this is my primary concern.
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i would ask them specifically to explain how the door latch is affecting your seatbelts. the technician and service writer should be able to do that, it is their job.
He said "There is a connection on the latch inside of the door that is no good". This is where the problem is according to Honda.
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I have seen many door latches cause the passive restraint system to not work properly. However that shouldn't cause the problem you describe in your original post. Seatbelts will not lock. Does this mean the seat belts do not slide from front to back when you close the door? Exactly what does will not lock mean? The door latch has a switch in it that tells the seatbelt control unit to slide the seatbelts from front to back or vise versa depending on its position.
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If I yank on the seatbelt, while breaking, driving, the belt won't hold me back.
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Theeeee most common issue on a crx is the seatbelt retract not working right causes cuts on the door panels. Second most common is glovebox mount point breaking, 3rd is the hvac clamp back side cracking causing no hot cold control. 4th sunroof on si not working right
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Cuts on door panels?
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Cuts on door panels?
When you close the male side of the buckle in the door when the belt doesn't retract, causing gouges on the rear end of the door panel.
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