Quick Wiring Question

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  1. Russell

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    Hey guys!

    I've basically entirely rebuilt the wiring harness in my truck, and installed several new ones, lol (TPI and trailering etc)

    My question should be a real simple one -- How does the seatbelt warning light work? LOL :D

    It was working earlier in the night, then suddenly it stopped working. As far as I can tell, the seatbelt thinger needs to be grounded to turn the light on, and it is grounded only when the seatbelt is all the way in. However, If I manually ground the wire, the light will not turn on. I checked for voltages up in the bezel, and I was not able to get any. This seems odd though, as it all worked less than 10 minutes before that. Should I just jumper two wires to get it working, or what could it to loose power, while other lights on the circuit still have power and work?
     
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    Do you really, really need the seatbelt warning light?
     
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    Not really, but it'll bug me forever :D
     
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    i know this is dumb but have u checked resistance/continuity on the wire and circuit (+ side bulb to seatbelt switch)? through the circuit and voltage from common solid ground to positive in on circuit? sorry thought i would ask( i miss small stuf a lot and i have a degree in this stuff :blush: good thing job paid for it)
     
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    haha, simple problem. The door has to be closed for the light to work :P

    Closed the door and it started working :)

    Next task is to figure out my signal lights. I am most definitely blaming bad grounds and the fact that the rear wiring harness is not currently connected :P Other than them, everything is running dandy :)
     

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