2000 Chrysler Sebring Q&A
2000 Chrysler Sebring Question: Seat belt control module replacement
My daughter has a 2000 sebring convertible LXi and the seat belt on both front seats lock intermittently. Is this due to the seat belt control module and how do I replace it? - Visitor
This vehicle uses a convertible structural seatbelt system. Anchors hold the belt to the seat rather than the body. Embodied in the belt system is a Retractor-Integrated Height Adjuster. The purpose of the height Adjuster is to accommodate a wide range of occupant sizes. The SCTM is mounted near the center of the vehicle. A G-sensor is located inside the module Seatbelt Control Timer Module (SCTM) Location This belt system attaches to a reclinable seat back so the traditional locking pendulum mechanism would not provide security. A solenoid was designed to lock the belt and was made part of each of the retractor mechanisms to each seat back. An impact sensor deactivates the solenoids. The impact sensor is a component of the Seatbelt Control Timer Module (SCTM) located under the center console. The G-sensor is sensitive to frontal impact and to a roll or pitch or more than 45 degrees and to acceleration or deceleration equal to or greater than 0.7G in any direction. SEATBELT CONTROL TIMER MODULE (SCTM) CAUTION: DO NOT CONNECT OR DISCONNECT THE SEATBELT CONTROL TIMER MODULE (SCTM) WHILE THE BATTERY IS CONNECTED. FAILURE TO DO THIS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF IMPROPER OPERATION OF THE MODULE. REMOVAL Disconnect and isolate the battery negative remote cable. Raise parking brake lever as high as possible. Loosen set screw on front of shifter knob and remove shift lever knob. Remove plastic plunger rod from shifter lever. Remove cap covering screw head near shifter lever. Remove lighted PRNDL bezel. Remove screws next to floor shifter and in console storage compartment, holding floor console to the brackets on the floor pan. Disconnect wire connector for floor console accessories at floor pan. Separate console from vehicle. Remove the two mounting nuts from the Seatbelt Control Timer Module. Remove the wire harness connector from the module and remove module. - Johnny Mopar
My seat belts lock intermittently. It could perhaps be the module. What is the average cost of repair in Miami area?