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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Seatbelt retractor

In removing the bulkhead bar and other internal cage parts on my 94 to have them powder coated, I let the seat belt retractor wind the seat belt all of the way in. Now I cannot release the belt. Is there anyway to release these things? If not, where might I get a new one?

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Old March 14th, 2012, 01:04 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 March 14th, 2012, 03:07 PM
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As I had suspected the actual plastic sprocket on the side of the spool is broken.

------ Follow up post added March 14th, 2012 02:09 PM ------

Anyone know the part number, or where I can get a new one? I am looking for LH front.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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That's what happened to my first belts if you're talking about the toilet paper roll-type thing that you remove to put some new TP on. Right at the edge, mine had broken. I don't think you can repair that. I ended up just getting new ones and keeping the old ones somewhere (I think) in case a thread ever came along on how to replace/repair that piece.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Yeah, it looks like thats what happened. I am looking for new ones now.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:24 PM
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You can get universals or pay twice as much for LR correct part no's. I have universals, which are just as safe and aesthetic. Clean and easy install.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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I have been looking for universals. Are there any particular ones you would recommend? I couldn't find anything on the summit website.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Securon is the direct replacement from Rovers North. I don't know if there are other vendors for them in the US.
I need to replace mine as well.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 07:32 PM
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There's many examples like this one.

http://www.seatbeltplanet.com/seatbe...cts/25/view/57

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310383623027...ht_14197wt_958

I got mine on ebay for under $100 for a pair and they're great. Getting another pair soon for my 3rd row I'm installing.
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