Date: 6 Jul 2001 08:55:32 -0700
From: (Patrick Timlin)
Subject: Re: dead battery problem

61 <> wrote ... > I had an 88 900 that had a similar problem. I found the automatic > seatbelt motor relay, or some related component, was hanging > up when shutting the car off. The result was the belt did not > fully retract or a relay stuck. Was intermittent. Disconnected > the seat belt electrics and the problem was solved I can second John's suggestion about the auto seatbelts. I had the same problem. Belt would get stuck somewhere in the channel and not fully go to the end, so the relay would stay on thus draining the battery. Next day, dead car! I too disconnected the fuses to the auto-belts and now just manually buckle them when I get in or out of the car. Patrick

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