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Old 03-21-03, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I fix my twisted seatbelt, here are pics?

My driver side seatbelt is twisted as shown in the pictures below and I have no idea how to untwist it. It was like this since I bought it and it has been bothering the heck out of me. There must be a way for me to remove the seat belt presenter from the seat & then straighten out the seat belt strap. Any ideas?

If I cannot remove the presenter my last choice is to remove the whole seat and untwist the belt. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, it was too dark in the garage and it was 11pm.

In this picture I am pointing to the twisted area. This is w/ the door open.



In this pic, the door is closed and you can also see the twisted belt.
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Old 03-21-03, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you pull the belt (shoulder and lap) *all the way* out at the same time? It seems odd to have a factory screw-up like that, or unless the seat was removed at some point.

EDIT: I looked at the pics closer and a light bulb came on. lol
Pull the shoulder strap all the way out, then straighten out the belt, but leave the twists near the slot that the belt retracts into. Push the twists inside the slot (this may take effort) and pull the belt in and out of the slot vigorously with each twist. Hopefully then the twists will work out and you will feel the belt freeing up and retracting better too. But, this might also be true of the lap part too. You'll have to find out which one, lap or shoulder, is twisted internally. Could be both.
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Did you pull the belt (shoulder and lap) *all the way* out at the same time? It seems odd to have a factory screw-up like that, or unless the seat was removed at some point.
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Old 03-21-03, 02:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just fold your seat belt diagonally opposite of the twist and then pull the buckle thru. mine get's twisted like that once in a while.
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same issues fixed

had the same problem this is how i fixed the prob with alot of try/error......

I pulled the seat belt all the way out let a little back in.. (if you pull it all the way out you will have a bi#$ch of a time if it goes wrong) so anyways let a little back in... then turn the seat belt around in the way to make it straight... let the seat belt go in with the kink... i used a slender flat head screwdriver to assist the belt in once you get past this pull it out a little not all the way.. then let it retract it will go all the way in...

this progect took me 1hr with all the puck-ups i was making.. wish someone would have told me this.
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let me know if it works out...
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on the side of the seat where the swivel arm is.there is a rubber piece in the middle of the swivel that is round.its pretty hard to see.its in there snuggly.you need a small right angled pick tool.pick it out but be caeful not to rip the edge.once you get the piece off,there is a bolt there.take off bolt and twist the belt the way you want it.
oh yea,you gotta remove the 4 bolts for the seats.it took me 15 minutes to do.just be careful and patient.hope this helps
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on the side of the seat where the swivel arm is.there is a rubber piece in the middle of the swivel that is round.its pretty hard to see.its in there snuggly.you need a small right angled pick tool.pick it out but be caeful not to rip the edge.once you get the piece off,there is a bolt there.take off bolt and twist the belt the way you want it.
oh yea,you gotta remove the 4 bolts for the seats.it took me 15 minutes to do.just be careful and patient.hope this helps
This idea sounds the best. Is it hard to pry out the circular plastic?

If I pull the belt all the way out and put the twist inside 1st b/f retracting the belt wouldn't the twist still be there but only inside the mechanism? Would this screw up the seatbelt function?
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Jedinyte120 are you talking about this round piece here? I am pointing at it.


Can it just pry it out w/ a small flathead screwdriver?

Why would you want to remove all 4 seat bolts?
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Legend Man has it right. All you have to do is double the belt over (opposite direction of the twist) and pull the belt through the buckle. No tools necessary. It's may be a little tough to get it through the buckle, but trust me, that's how it got twisted in the first place.

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ok, this is what you do. you cut the belt with a knife, proceed to straighten out, then tape together. trust me, this is THE way to do it javascript:smilie('')
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yep thats the piece.i used a right angle pick tool cuz if you slip it will leave a scratch.take your time and put pressure INTO the edge of the circular piece.this way you get a good grip.do one section at a time a slowly work around the circle.gottta take 4 bolts out so you can unbolt the bolt inside the circle to un twist the seat belt.
but you can pull the seatbelt all the way out to see if that is how it got twisted in the first place

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must be a coupe thing huh?
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Thanks to jedinyte120, I fixed my seat belt like he recommended. I tried all the other methods that you guys suggested but they didn't work.

It was difficult removing that round piece in the seat belt presenter but once I did that & unbolted the seat it was a piece of cake. Thanks again jedinyte120.
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