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Old January 1st, 2016, 03:35 PM
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Seat belt install

Gonna pull my hair out I swear, I got all the bits installed for my new seat belts and when I got the first one in, it wouldn't unlock. The other side won't unlock either, so I took the left side off to try to unlock it and it rewound all the way back into the reel and is stuck..... Is there a certain way you have to release these things?? It the exmoor trim 4 point inertia reel.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 04:26 PM
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Gonna pull my hair out I swear, I got all the bits installed for my new seat belts and when I got the first one in, it wouldn't unlock. The other side won't unlock either, so I took the left side off to try to unlock it and it rewound all the way back into the reel and is stuck..... Is there a certain way you have to release these things?? It the exmoor trim 4 point inertia reel.
I ran into the same thing a few years ago and had to disassemble them to fix it. I didn't read the instructions and think I removed a tab or something in the wrong order.
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Yes. The seat belt reels will lock unless the reel is aligned precisely in the installed position.

Gravity is what is causing the belt reel to lock.

Place the reel in the exact installed orientation, preferably on the vehicle, or clamped in a vise.

The reel should then unlock automatically. Just gently tug on the strap and gently tap the reel if it does not smoothly release.

You should never have to disassemble the reel for any reason.
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Wish I would've known that. Good luck!
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Old January 1st, 2016, 04:41 PM
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Yes. The seat belt reels will lock unless the reel is aligned precisely in the installed position. Gravity is what is causing the belt reel to lock. Place the reel in the exact installed orientation, preferably on the vehicle, or clamped in a vise. The reel should then unlock automatically. Just gently tug on the strap and gently tap the reel if it does not smoothly release. You should never have to disassemble the reel for any reason.
What if it has rewound all the way into the reel?
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What if it has rewound all the way into the reel?
Although it appears that letting the belt rewind back into the reel is what causes the belt to release (as is consistent with casual experience. Belt locked while driving? Let it reel back a bit, then pull it out), that is not the actual reality of the mechanism.

The actual reality is that gravity unlocks the mechanism, and letting the belt reel in is not what unlocks the mechanism (as would normally be deduced.)
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Search toilet here and you should find my instructions. I know. Weird but it works.

Found it.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...all-30784.html
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Remounted straight up and down, no issues, works perfect, thanks guys.
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