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25 Apr 2018 05:22 #192129 by Lambert
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Before I loose the will to live and fit harnesses what are my options for improving the retraction of the front seatbelts, they're getting on my nerves in a big way?

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25 Apr 2018 08:35 #192138 by facade
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The options seem to be

1) fit new seatbelts, but at Suzuki prices it might be cheaper to get a new car.
2) try cleaning the seatbelt, it is dirt and grease on the belt making it all clammy that jams it in the top loop.



3) wind a bit more tension on the spring (and clean the belt)



4) spray Mr Sheen on the belt, and hope the silicone will make it a bit more slippery.

5) (My choice ;) ) make sure that you throw all the seatbelt into the back seat when you get out.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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25 Apr 2018 09:10 #192139 by Lambert
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Given the use it gets it's possibly not a bad idea to clean the belts regardless. Cheers.

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25 Apr 2018 16:50 #192158 by Riccy
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What about a one from a left hand drive jimny? the passenger one works better in mine so would follow that a 'passenger' one from a LHD jim would be better perhaps?

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25 Apr 2018 16:58 #192160 by Lambert
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That could work. I'll have an eBay and see what there is.

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25 Apr 2018 17:15 #192162 by rappey
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My passenger belt sucks just as much as the drivers side :(
Throwing it on the seat when you get out works, but more annoying is when you get in and the buckle/clip has slid down to the floor between the seat and door.. Little things hey.. lol
Might have to try the silicon spray idea though ..

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25 Apr 2018 19:13 #192171 by Max Headroom
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rappey wrote: My passenger belt sucks just as much as the drivers side :(
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So does mine :(


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26 Apr 2018 12:51 #192196 by yakuza
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I dismantled my belt mechanism, cleaned them properly, lubed up everything and tightened springs and they were great for about as long as it took to pronounce "friction".
I did just like some youtube instruction video told me.

If this is MOT problem you are better off spraying them with silicone spray as it will last for a couple of days until the MOT is done.

I think my problem got worse when i got my 2004 leather seats. old seats was 2005 fabric seats.
annoying when you slam the car door behind you and you get the wrong feedback sound..

Guessing that the spring just gets weak when you tighten them allready weak from use and age..

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26 Apr 2018 18:02 #192200 by helijohn
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Lambert wrote: Before I loose the will to live and fit harnesses what are my options for improving the retraction of the front seatbelts, they're getting on my nerves in a big way?

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Am I right in thinking there is too much friction at the top location. I seem to remember doing something with the plastic up there and opening the slot to reduce dragging.

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27 Apr 2018 04:26 #192212 by Lambert
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A bit of gentle file action you mean? Has to be worth a look.

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27 Apr 2018 07:14 - 27 Apr 2018 07:21 #192216 by facade
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I tried filing the hole bigger on the Range Rover.

It made as much difference as cleaning the belts did to yakuza's car. :(

From the Draft version of the 2018 MOT manual www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-i...3-4-5-and-7-vehicles

For retracting seat belts, check that excess webbing is wound into the retracting unit with the mechanism fastened and the seat unoccupied. Check this with the seat base set in its rearmost position.
Some types of retracting belt might need manual help before they retract. If a temporary device is fitted to prevent retraction, you can remove it.


Mine have passed MOT like it for years....

(And from May it is a MAJOR FAIL if the seat base won't adjust and lock in all the positions, even if it was/will positively lock in the one you use and you are the only driver :pinch: )

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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27 Apr 2018 17:50 #192224 by helijohn
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Lambert wrote: A bit of gentle file action you mean? Has to be worth a look.


I don't think what I did was filing as that will roughen the surface. I am sure I used sand paper strips working from coarse to start with to shift material through to super fine to get back a smooth surface. Also the edges of the belt grip too. I can't be sure as it is a good few years ago.

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