1968 seat belt relay location

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Can anyone point out where the seat belt warning light relay is located on my 1968 4 door 460 powered Lincoln continental?
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It could be on the driver's side inner fender under the plastic cover. I can't find it in the 67 schematics, but it's shown on a wiring diagram. I don't have 68 and no 58 schematics.
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Thanks for the reply, there's only one relay under the plastic cover and it's the low fuel light relay, I tested it and the light lights up above the fuel gauge, is that where it should be? I will look to see if there are any wires or plugs tucked away.
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Is there a buzzer that turns off after a few seconds or just a light on the dash?
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No buzzer in 68 or 69, AFAIK. Sorry about the relay mis-info. I'll edit.

Is the seat belt light on for 3-5 seconds after crank or just while cranking?
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I will have to check and get back to you
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Why don't you tell us what the issue is or what you wish to do. It will help us help.
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The issue is my seatbelt warning light has never worked, the lamp on the dashboard has 12 volts at the socket, I figured I would check the relay I see on the diagram but I don't know where it is.
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Understood. It should light for a bulb Check when the car cranks. I think that’s the only time.

Also, it does not come on any other time. It’s not on when you’re not wearing your belt. That was too offensive to people back then.
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OK. I found it. There is no relay. There is only a battery feed to the lamp and then it is grounded through the seat belt switch which is built into the seat belt retractor.

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Hey thanks so much, that makes sense, my car was built late 68 with the 460 so it probably is like the 69 model, when I get home tonight I will check if it lights when I crank the engine
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