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by TheMadHungarian
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)

No, just got the car. I assume it would involve removing the seat etc... OK now the plot thickens. I unplugged both driver and passenger side seat belt buckle connectors under the front edge of the front seats to measure the resistance of the circuit. I measured open circuit both times (seat belt bu...
by TheMadHungarian
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)

Yes, I'm aware of that. Problem is the procedure in the manual assumes that the seat belt buckle sensor works correctly (so it can detect when the buckle is open-closed 9 times in a row).
Right now the same detector circuit is either permanently open or closed, pretty much randomly.
by TheMadHungarian
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)

OK, I did more investigation: Airbag code 53: it is either one of the front crash sensors failed (connectors rust, break etc.) or the airbag control module is faulty. Not sure which is which so I have to figure it out. Occasional seatbelt chime: it appears that the driver side seatbelt "detection" i...
by TheMadHungarian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Seat belt chime occasionally while driving (and Airbag code 53)

Hi all, Just bought my used 2005 Freestyle with 204,000 miles on it. Runs great, love the car. I am discovering some odd things though, from time to time: 1) Seat belt chime comes on every 30 seconds or so (for 3-5 seconds) when someone is sitting in the 2nd row seats....it happened twice so far and...