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Seat belt malfunctions and how to fix in 2022


How do you fix a seatbelt problem? How do you fix a seatbelt that doesn't retract? Can seat belts be repaired or are they to be replaced if malfunctioning?

Seat belt malfunctions and how to fix
Seat belt malfunctions and how to fix

The seat belt is an important element of the safety elements inside the car, as it helps to maintain the safety of the occupants of the car, including the driver. And each part of it has an important role in completing the function of the seat belt, and the belt can be exposed to a problem that disrupts its main function, and this article is an explanation of how to fix seat belt malfunctions inside the car.

Belt Buckle Repair

The seat belt may lose its self-tightening and retraction feature, and the following is a presentation of the steps to solve this problem:

- Inspect the belt, by pulling it out to make sure that there is no sticky substance or substance that hinders its movement, then check the protruding part of the buckle, to make sure there is no damage or breakage in it.

- Examine the non-prominent part of the clip, to make sure that there are no particles or small objects stuck inside it that hinder the movement of the clip when it is pulled.

- Dismantling the socket by undoing the screws fixing it if there are screws, or separating the socket if there are no screws, then checking the components of the socket from the inside, making sure that the buttons are working correctly, taking care to get rid of any objects or plankton, if any, then re-installing the socket. Install the socket, and check the belt again.

- Change the belt or buckle if the problem persists, or seek the assistance of a specialist.

Fix a stuck seat belt

The problem of the seat belt being pulled and not returning to its place is one of the most common problems, and there are several causes related to this problem, such as a twisted seat belt, or a malfunction in the fastening ring. Stuck in the event that it does not return after withdrawing it or in the event that it is not possible to withdraw it:

1. Repair the belt that does not return to its place

-- Loosen the belt and try to pull it back slowly.

-- Pull the belt all the way out slowly, to get rid of any knots or kinks in the belt, and look for a sign of a twist.

-- Note the tie loop and the way the belt is pulled through it, and note where the belt is inserted, to make sure that there are no obstructions, and get rid of any wrapping that covers the parts of the belt.

2. Fix the belt that cannot be pulled out

- Loosen the belt and try to put it back into the compressor.

- Looking for plankton such as pebbles, and small objects that would impede the movement of the belt.

- Look for twisted loops in the belt loop, and try to straighten the belt completely to get rid of the problem, by loosening the buckle and correcting the twist.

- Test the belt by pulling it out, leaving it to return to its place, and trying to pull it 2-3 times hard and fast, which helps to loosen the twists, and restore the functional ability of the belt.

Changing the seat belt for the front seat

The seat belt for the front seat can be changed by following these steps:

1 - Choosing the right seat belt for the make and model of the vehicle, front seat belts are usually with triple attachment points.

2 - Changing the belt clip and attachment When changing the entire belt, changing the mounting points on the sides of the seat, by removing the cutting plate behind the trim using the same tool to remove the clips.

3 - Remove the spanners or screws with the wrench, being careful to choose the correct size of the wrench.

4 - Install the new belt, and all of its attachments, and inspect it to make sure it does its job properly.

Changing the seat belt for the back seat

Most modern cars have seat belts for the rear seats, and the difference between the front and rear seat belts lies in the way the shoulder belt is attached to the top of the rear seat, and the following are the steps for installing the rear seat belt when changing it:

-- Carefully remove the back of the belt, in order to avoid damaging or damaging it, while making sure to read the use manual that came with the car, to learn how to remove and install the belt.

-- Pushing the rear seat forward, to pull the seat belt attachments from behind, by pushing the seat cushion back, and pulling the seat back to rest on the floor of the vehicle.

-- Squeeze the center of the cushion, to remove the seat, then undo the old belt, and install the new belt.

Seat belt change cases

The seat belt is characterized by its long life in the performance of its function, as it maintains its good condition for a long time, but it may be exposed to some malfunctions, and the following is a presentation of the cases that require the replacement of the seat belt:

- The seat belt must be replaced when it loses its self-retracting function, tightens, or loosens the belt strap.

- The seat belt must be replaced when the internal compressor system is damaged, ripping or puncturing the webbing, and damaging the belt webbing. 


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