Seat electrics, Help please

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  1. Antique

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    I am in the process of removing the drivers seat to gain access to my hab battery.

    The Mh is a 2010 model Dethleffs A class on a fiat base.

    In the space beneath the seat are 2 electrical wires joined by a large yellow plastic 2 piece connector which I guess will be part of the safety restraint system.
    To completely remove the seat I will need to uncouple the connector but I am concerned if this may activate/mess-up/confuse the gadgety bits !

    Are there any fine people that could perhaps give me any guidance or reassurance as to how to proceed.

    Many Thanks
     
  2. Boringfrog

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    Is it for the "thing" that tells you to put your seatbelt on?
     
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    Unfortunately my missus found the wires I had attached to her seat:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)

    Seriously though, a photo might help.
     
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    I have disconnected and reconnected mine on several occasions without any consequent issues. To avoid any possible side effects, DO NOT turn on the ignition while you have the connection apart. If you are really worried and want to to be even safer, then disconnect your starter battery first - but for me that would be considered unnecessary.
     
  5. Antique

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    Thanks BF, not got a clue but it looks more important than simply a connector. I forgot to mention it also has a mauve slider/catch on one side.
     
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    I believe that the connection carries the signals from the seat detection (is there a bum on it?) and also to fire the seatbelt tensioner in the event of an accident. It is the latter element that you do not want to trigger by careless removal/reinsertion with the ignition on. Although I would hope there are safeguards built in, it's a risk I would not take!
     
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    Sorry I'm so dam slow at this malarkey !

    I haven't got round to how to post pics just yet emmit (another one on my to-do list)
    Thanx for the info and assurance ericroy much appreciated
     
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    Would/could it trigger or even require a re-set after re connection?
    These seem to be my problems
     
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    No problems caused for me. Also, the upholsterers had the seats out to re-cover them, and again no issues following reconnection.
     
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    Think I might have cracked the picture thingy. 20160128_162100.jpg
     
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    It is likely to be part of the Safety Restraint System (airbags & seat belt pre-tensioners). As suggested it is safe to disconnect it but leave the Ignition Switch OFF until you have finished work and reconnected it. The reason for doing it this way is that the SRS ECU might perform checks at switch-on and might therefore notice the disconnection.
     
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