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I have no intention of hooking the seat belt light up and so I am thinking of stripping the outer heat shrink tubing off the cable, on the receiving end of the belt.  I was considering finding a passenger side, but it looks like the driver is the same under the wrap/wire.  (The plastic seat trim is broken and snags on it).  I am just trying to avoid surprises.  Is this a bad idea?

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Before removing the warning light wiring and shrink wrap off the outside of the buckle cable, make sure the cable has another plastic layer underneath the shrink wrap so you won't be left with bare steel cable.  I think it does, but honestly don't remember.  

 

Have you considered either replacing the offending piece of broken seat plastic, or taping the sharp edge with black electrical tape--or better still some black Gorilla Tape?  The latter is really sticky stuff...

 

mike

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Thanks Mike, I have glued the broken plastic, but there is a little chip missing and it snags sometimes.  The shrink wrap is torn a bit as a result.  There does appear to be another layer under under the wire wrap.  That gorilla tape is tough stuff and a little strip down low wouldn't show.  I did look into a replacement plastic piece.  Real OEM says $8, reality says $23.  It is impressive that they are still available!  I did rotate the belt-cable up and re-tightened it.  This helps as well.  Mostly the wrapped cable is uglier than the passenger side.  Another annoyance is the squeak the seat hinge cover makes when rubbing on the wrapped seat belt cable.  I recently put sound deadener on the inside of those plastic pieces, which helped some.  It's all in the details... ;) although they are not necessarily the most interesting threads.  Thank you for taking the time to reply.   :)  

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