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Old 06-19-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
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Wiring harness under driver seat?

alright just got the car 3 days ago and what is this wiring harness under my driver seat? it has a good size plug on it.

2001 zx3 no power options.


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Old 06-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the board! I think that harness is installed on all Focus...I think they meant for the Airbags/heated seats in the SVT?

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Old 06-19-2005, 11:39 AM   #3
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It's for the airbags. I fyou disconnect it the stupid airbag light will be illuminated.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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It tells the airbag where your seat is (how far back) and also it is the plug that lets the car know you have your seatblet buckled in or not... unplug that connector and your "seatbelt minder" goes off next time you're in the car.

So even cars with no power options still have the plugs, there's one under your passenger seat too.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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but lets say u unhook this so i can kill my stupid " put ur seatbelt on " alarm.... will it fault the airbag at all?


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If you unhook this the seat position sensor, the feature which controls the force with which the air bag deploys, will likely not work.

It would not see wise to do this. If a smaller person, with the seat set forward ,were to be injured due to the air bag deploying too forcefully as a result of your disconnecting the seat sensor, I suspect you would wish to rethink your actions.

On a practical basis, I strongly suspect that disconnecting this will result in a system fault and give you an airbag warning, perhaps even preventing air bag deployment (although I suspect that rather than preventing any airbag deployment, the system likely defaults to the "low power" setting, but who knows?).

I believe the owner's manual specifies a proceedure to turn off at least a portion of the seat belt warning alarm system. Check the Owner's Manual, it involves clicking and unclicking the seat belt 9 nine times in a preset sequence. This might be the best compromise if you find the seat belt warning system irritating.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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Unplugging the seat will turn on the airbag light, and Soaper it will not stop the seatbelt minder, it will make it go off constantly every time, because the car doesn't know if your belt is buckled or not.

Like penguin mentioned, check your manual, or the How-to archive here (see link in my sig) to make the seatbelt dinging go away... much safer and more effective than unplugging your seat wiring harness.
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i have it unpluged
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KySHOoff, there is a way to kill the alarm without messing with that harness under the seat. Follow the link.

http://www.myzx3.com/ownersguide.htm

Then scroll down to "Belt Minder Deactivation".

This is easy to do and much safer than disconnecting any wiring.
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Sorry, I might be offtopic, but under the passenger seat I see a 5 pin connector that has only 2 pins wired. I guess that is the CD changer connector, but I didn't find anything about it even in Ford TIS. I have the 5000RDS without the changer and I want to install an Alpine CHA634 mp3-cd changer . If that's the OEM cd changer connector can anyone tell me the pinout (power, audio left/right....) ? On the connector I see this : AMP 98 AG14498-LKA PBT-GF15 699346
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