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Old 06-26-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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9-3 seatbelts

My drivers side seat belt, has always been slow to retract, but now its starting to not retract very much at all, especially after i pull it out to put it on.

Any thoughts or insights on this. I dont like feeling like i am driving an old car with crappy seat belts.

Usually most cars you can give a slight tug out and it will retract, but it doesnt seem to be working very well.

Anyway to tweak the retractor?
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get RAcZing bEltz... 10 POINt harnesszez.
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yea that be dope man

it probably give me like 15hp too

seriously tho, itsgetting quite anoying
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Call up Saab and tell them how dissapointed you are and how unsafe you feel Tell them you might just give up Saab altogether and look at a Volvo or a Mazda I bet they will offer you a replacement for free - It's a safety concern, I don't see why they wouldn't. Give it a shot
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See, I have the opposite problem, I lean forward to check the blind spot, and I get chocked.
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Call up Saab and tell them how dissapointed you are and how unsafe you feel Tell them you might just give up Saab altogether and look at a Volvo or a Mazda I bet they will offer you a replacement for free - It's a safety concern, I don't see why they wouldn't. Give it a shot
haha yea that might work. But you of all people should be able to give me some real advice haha. Ever come across something like this at work? or no of any procedure to adjust it?
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haha yea that might work. But you of all people should be able to give me some real advice haha. Ever come across something like this at work? or no of any procedure to adjust it?
I goto the parts counter - get a price estimate for a new one, quote the time it takes to replace and hand it to the crappy service writer. I would highly suggest when it comes to seat belts - don't fuck around. If it's not working as it should - replace it. Now - a used part may surfice, but at the same time you never know what was done to that unit. Sorry to rain on the cash parade - it's safer to fix it right the first time.
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Josh I've had to fix my driver side seatbelt, one day it retracted and never came out.... It's a simple fix, takes about 30-40 mins. I just got a used assembly from goldwing for a pretty good price.
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Mine is doing the same thing now! I actually thought it was probably the humidity or something, maybe I'll look into it more now.
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See, I have the opposite problem, I lean forward to check the blind spot, and I get chocked.
This happens to me too! It is REALLY annoying because it happens any time I lean forward while the car is moving. I can live with it though, as I'm just glad it works.

I would say just get a new unit, though it may cost more. There's alot of liability for someone selling used seatbelts. They could have been in a crash and some shady character may sell them for cheap, because they're junk. Seatbelts stretch when you are in a crash - and will most likely not stretch again if needed. Better to be safe with less money, than to be dead (money doesn't matter then).
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