Seatbelt warning light?

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  1. jryans10

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    Hi

    I have a 2000 Mercedes A140 Classic and I've noticed that on my dash there is an outline of a man in a seat and a seatbelt which has never ever lit up. Just wondering, why has this never lit up before and what is it? I can only presume it's a warning light for someone not wearing a seatbelt.

    Is the reason that it never lights up because it's not meant to, that my version is only a classic or there is a problem in the system? I've looked in the user manual and there's nothing about that light.

    Thanks.
     
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    Does it light up if someone sits in the passenger seat and does not put the belt on?
     
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    Don't think so.
     
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    Then either a wirng fault or the bulb has failed seems likely assuming it was ever fitted. Seems a bit mean of MB if not.
     
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    Coincidence!!

    I pulled my cluster today to change a bulb, and noticed the same symbol. But it isn't used, not even referred to in the manual. Obviously for a different market.
     
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    Yeah, very strange!
     
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    Odd, my 2003 C class has it.
     
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    The difference is both my car and the OP's car are 2000 models.
     
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    Works correctly on my A160 W168 facelift and on my A190 W168 pre-facelift. Looking at the manual, cluster described on page 102, number 5 is 'Seat belt warning light'. Can't check the manual for 2000 W168 (it's in Nassau), but almost certain it was shown in there too.
     

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