[DML] Re: Seat belt repair or replace?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[DML] Re: Seat belt repair or replace?



It surely will make a big difference having a long time neglected car 
(I know your car's history) or a rather normally maintained car.
However at Ed Uding's I noticed that removing the panels was not that 
difficult.
Then again, when I had to replace headliner and gas strut retainers I 
also had to make the panel giving way for removal of the headliner 
panels.
After removing screws, door seals and using gentle force the panel 
came off in a jiffy.
Perhaps you are too worried (I would also be!).

Anyway, should you want to replace the seat belt(s) look at the ones 
used over here: European belts seem to be stiffer and retract easier.

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> My car has been through a lot.  After 69k miles it sat untouched 
for 12 years.  For the last few  of those the Drivers window was 
broken out.  A lot of the car was in bad shape and its been a lot of 
work to get it to a clean daily driver.
> 
> The drivers seatbelt mechanism has always been weak.  Very slow to 
retract, but it did. I have been confident that it would work if 
needed.  I have been reluctant to replace it as the cover panel is 
out of stock and I can't replace it if it gets damaged.  I'm told it 
often does.
> 
> Last week my wife drove the car, and was dissatisfied with my 
lackluster seat belt retractor so she gave it a hard sharp pull to 
whip it into shape.  It no longer retracts at all - its fully 
extended and stuck.
> 
> So...  I have a Safety Vehicle that has no drivers seatbelt (I can 
cheat and make the lapbelt portion work but thats nearly useless).  I 
have kids.  I can't continue to drive around without a seatbelt, its 
just dumb.  
> 
> So - is there a way to possibly resurrect my seatbelt without 
removing that cover panel? I'm sure the years of exposure are a 
factor. If I have to remove it I'm obviously installing a new unit 
and will be done with it - but how do I remove it without damaging 
it? I'm not afraid to work on the car but I know this part is very 
hard to come by and I don't want to ruin it. IF I get the cover off 
undamaged, is there a better way to reinstall it so it comes out 
easier in the future? Is the best answer to smile and pay my local 
vendor (an hour away) to do it?
> 
> Advice will be appreciated, and will make my car safe again.  
Thanks.
> 
> Tom
> 10902
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderators@xxxxxxxxxxx

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:dmcnews-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    mailto:dmcnews-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    dmcnews-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
 


Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive