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No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« on: February 06, 2023, 05:47:12 PM »
The Marti report for my 69 GT500 indicates the vehicle has the "Deluxe belts/Warning Light" option, but there is no belts light in the dash where it should be between the ignition and wiper switches. Could this most likely be an error in the restoration?

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 07:41:08 PM »
Maybe. 

Early cars, like mine completed in December, 1968, did not come with a seat belt warning light.  My car also does not have deluxe seat belts, however.  They have black surrounds instead of chrome.  The early cars also came with light teak woodgrain instead of the darker walnut. 

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 07:56:03 PM »
The Marti report for my 69 GT500 indicates the vehicle has the "Deluxe belts/Warning Light" option, but there is no belts light in the dash where it should be between the ignition and wiper switches. Could this most likely be an error in the restoration?

Yes it could be a result of an error or replacement of the lower dash. If you can provide more information (like when it was completed at Dearborn) then we can at least look and compare cars built around the same time period
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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 08:58:12 PM »
Looks like a late Jan 69 build:


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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 10:22:56 PM »
They most likely changed the lower dash during the restoration, it just bolts in. I have both Lights (my gt500 is a January 29th car - 1 day apart from yours) I am happy to make a stencil for you.
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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 11:00:49 PM »
Checked my pictures but because of the location have no pictures of cars close to yours. Do show, in Marti reports, that cars started  to get the notation you listed above started at least three weeks prior to your cars completion date.
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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2023, 10:51:00 AM »
Thank you all for the info. Planning to look under the dash this weekend to see if the harness has the connector for the belts light. If not, not sure if I'll pursue further.....if it does then there's the problem of finding the belts light/socket, relay, and wiring which I haven't been able to find online yet.

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2023, 12:46:34 PM »
Would anyone happen to have a pic of how the seat belt light relay can is mounted under the dash? I assume the can needs to be grounded. Thanks.

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2023, 07:15:28 PM »
Many these will help.

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2023, 10:01:10 PM »
Thank you. Is that mounting bracket somewhere on the firewall?

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 08:23:59 PM »
The relay is fastened to a bracket thatís an integral part of the firewall.  For orientation,  in this photo you can see the parking brake mechanism on the left side of the photo.

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 10:41:56 PM »
Got it.That helps a lot. Thanks AJ.

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2023, 07:17:04 PM »
Iím not sure if this will help.  My. GT 350 was built 1-6-69 no seat belt light and it isnít listed on my Marti report. It does have the park brake light

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2023, 09:45:25 PM »
got 13.000 mi car her built first week feb has both lights

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Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2023, 10:32:40 AM »
Iím not sure if this will help.  My. GT 350 was built 1-6-69 no seat belt light and it isnít listed on my Marti report. It does have the park brake light

Are you're saying the Marti report does not list the deluxe seat belt option for your vehicle? If so, makes sense your dash does not have the Belts light.