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Old July 2nd, 2013, 10:42 PM
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Rear seat belts stay locked

I recently replaced the rear bench seat belts with compatible ones out of a discovery. Once they were bolted in place they worked fine until the first test drive. Now they are both locked in retracted position (inertia belts) and can't be pulled out to buckle someone in.

Is there a trick to getting these to work or are they simply broken? Totally stumped by this one.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 10:59 PM
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The discovery ones are shorter so long term you need to lower the shoulder mounts (a simple piece of flat bar with two holes drilled will do) or lengthen at the bottoms.

Short term, unbolt the shoulder mounts and allow the belts to retract fully which will then allow them top release. Make sure the kids know not to fully extend them until you do the proper fix

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This: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...belt+discovery
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This makes sense and was really helpful. Thanks! I'll reproduce the same brackets and update with my results.
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Charles, thanks for the tip. I ended up building extension brackets in an almost identical pattern and it worked great!

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Great. It really is the easiest fix.
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