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Seatbelt light doing my head in!

Well after much trawling of the forums I don't see anyone with the same issue!
Basically, my '07 GT has a blinking (yes, feel free to interpret both meanings of the word) seatbelt light that has me round the bend. Think I have it narrowed down to be a faulty switch in the actual buckle itself. Rather than attempting to remove and dismantle this very crucial bit of safety technology, can I just splice and join the 2 wires which feed into the buckle?
I'm hoping this wouldn't interfere with either the pre-tensioners or the airbag module?
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is it driver or passenger side?

all I am thinking is that if you do this it could have implications for airbags, i.e if it believes someone is in the passenger seat it would blow those airbags passenger side as well, in even of accident.

I have heard of it done on other vehicles although not exactly sure of the method for Alfas.

also have in mind that certainly the passenger side has pressure sensors in the seat so it knows when something is in it. I dont know if it is the same for the drivers side or if that is sort of implied.

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Indeed be careful with this because if you're not wearing the seatbelt and the car thinks that you are, the airbag will blow and that is not what you want when you're not wearing your seatbelt.
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Take the bulb out - instead - much safer, I suspect.

Pressure switches in the seats? Does they do a wiegh of the day? 8)
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Sorry, just to clarify - the GT only has a sensor for the driver's side seatbelt.
I always wear my seatbelt so hopefully it would never be an issue that I had an accident without it.
Many thanks for responses so far...
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Originally Posted by disimpit View Post
Take the bulb out - instead - much safer, I suspect.
On a lot of new cars these are LEDs soldered to the dial motherboard ... probably to avoid just that happening and people not realising their airbag system has a fault.
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