Seat belt wound up all the way - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Join the Defender Source Community Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 7th, 2016, 08:29 AM
LRDMOD's Avatar
LRDMOD
Status: Offline
Kelsey
87 Defender 90 Ex-Mod
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 103
Seat belt wound up all the way

So I bought a classic and PO removed the seat belts from the rear and let them wind all the way up to the wheel well mounting points. The inertia switch is of course activated and cant rewind. Any ideas or SOL and just replace? Thanks!
__________________
87 Ex Mod 90
91 RRC
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old October 7th, 2016, 08:41 AM
Parrie's Avatar
Parrie
Status: Offline
Parrie Willette
1989 D90 P/U
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Old Town, Maine
Posts: 110
Can you remove the plastic shroud? In some cases the shroud can be removed and you can manipulate the mechanism to release.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #3  
Old October 7th, 2016, 09:06 AM
slorocco
Status: Offline
Dan Prasada-Rao
1963, 109 Station Wagon
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Great Mills, MD, USA
Posts: 793
Sometimes gravity alone will activate the lock like if the vehicle were on it's side or upside down. Have you tried holding it in the same orientation as it would be when in the vehicle?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 7th, 2016, 09:22 AM
LRDMOD's Avatar
LRDMOD
Status: Offline
Kelsey
87 Defender 90 Ex-Mod
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parrie View Post
Can you remove the plastic shroud? In some cases the shroud can be removed and you can manipulate the mechanism to release.
I couldnt at first but need to try again in the daylight..

Quote:
Originally Posted by slorocco View Post
Sometimes gravity alone will activate the lock like if the vehicle were on it's side or upside down. Have you tried holding it in the same orientation as it would be when in the vehicle?
I did try, it seems that the seat belt is so wound around itself that it cant slide in the housing.

It may require some persuasion...
__________________
87 Ex Mod 90
91 RRC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 7th, 2016, 09:35 AM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,650
Registry
See below

Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
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.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 7th, 2016, 11:17 AM
LRDMOD's Avatar
LRDMOD
Status: Offline
Kelsey
87 Defender 90 Ex-Mod
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 103
Right that makes sense but how do you get the bracket through as well? Can you remove the belt clip and slide the mounting bracket past the housing brackets?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	seatbelt.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	70.7 KB
ID:	159200  
__________________
87 Ex Mod 90
91 RRC
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 7th, 2016, 12:05 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 8,066
Registry
Yes, unbolt and all the bits can slide off.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 7th, 2016, 02:30 PM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,130
Registry
Rear belts must be at an angle or else the dog clutch won't disengage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 8th, 2016, 04:59 PM
LRDMOD's Avatar
LRDMOD
Status: Offline
Kelsey
87 Defender 90 Ex-Mod
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 103
Fixed! I wasnt able to slide the belt it was too wound up however I was able to snake a flathead into the clutch and move to release. Thanks everyone for their help!
__________________
87 Ex Mod 90
91 RRC
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 9th, 2016, 11:12 AM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,130
Registry
All you had to do was hold it at the same angle as if it were mounted in the truck and it will unwind no fuss


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 9th, 2016, 04:38 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,650
Registry
Bill take a video as this seems to come up every few months and takes a while for people to fix.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 11th, 2016, 01:17 PM
LRDMOD's Avatar
LRDMOD
Status: Offline
Kelsey
87 Defender 90 Ex-Mod
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by o2batsea View Post
All you had to do was hold it at the same angle as if it were mounted in the truck and it will unwind no fuss


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
One side was wound up too close to do that however that did work on the other side

Thanks!
__________________
87 Ex Mod 90
91 RRC
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Seat Belt Y-Belt from D1 tebby For Sale - Parts 4 May 27th, 2014 12:42 PM
97 D90 Built WAY WAY Less than low book mightymg For Sale - Vehicles 11 June 6th, 2013 08:42 PM
wiper doesn't go all the way down when turned off Rufus Defender Technical Discussions 2 October 16th, 2010 05:23 PM
tub does not sit all the way on to a frame ditskovich Defender Technical Discussions 7 October 11th, 2009 02:38 PM
Contura Switch 3 way and 2 way Rugbier Defender Technical Discussions 21 January 26th, 2009 11:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.


Copyright