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Old June 15th, 2013, 11:47 PM
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seat beat help

What is the trick to get the seat belt to extent or roll out. I unbolted it from the floor and it retracted. Now I can't get it to extend so I can rebolt it to the floor. I feel stupid. Please help.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Bolt it back down! Sounds crazy, but try it.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 01:42 AM
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it has a simple internal mechanism that is designed to release when it's at the right angle. It should retract when you bolt it back in in its original angle.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Hold it at a level angle and it will release
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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Yep - I was freaked out when my new belts did the same. Bolt 'em in and they work correctly.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:33 PM
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I just installed new belts this weekend for my bench seat as both of the rollers on the old ones broke and were basically useless.

With seatbelts, when you pull them very fast (simulate crash) the spool moves forward a little which forces a metal w-shaped piece above the spool to "lock" into the belt that is exiting the mechanism, stopping anymore forward movement of a passenger. When the belts are fully rolled up/spooled, it has the same effect on that metal spring piece, as it pushes upward on it which lock belt from exiting any further.

What you have to do is unroll the belt spool from the bottom, as the actual spool is not locked, but the belt exiting the seatbelt mechanism is. Once you get about 2-3 feet unspooled, the metal piece should loosen off of the belt and it should now work properly. Don't let the belt roll all the way back in and this should not happen again.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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They will also need to retract slightly to release.

They will also need to retract slightly to release once bolted in place.
I often just clamp them in a vice in the correct position then retract slightly, then they come free and roll out. We have some of the little metal spring clamps used to hold loose papers together and put these on the belt with 2 small pieces of cardboard to prevent the belts from retracting all the way.
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Once again you guys come thru, thanks.
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