Need to replace driver side seat belt receiver in 2007 Grand Marquis
I have a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis and the driver side seat belt buckle stabs me in the leg while driving. It sticks up through a hole in the leather seat.
On long drives, it is really uncomfortable. I have tried rolling up a towel and putting it between my leg and the buckle but that does not help much.
The buckle needs to be raised up about a foot so that it does not contact my leg. The part that I am talking about is the short section that bolts to the floor and sticks up through the leather seat instead of being positioned outside the seating area. The buckle sticks up about 3-4 inches above the seat. The part that goes across the waist and chest fits just fine.
Does anyone know of an extender for this portion of the seat belt so the buckle will be raised up 8" to 12"?
The dealer said they have never heard of a problem with this but I find that hard to believe. A friend has a 2006 Crown Victoria and has exactly the same problem. We cannot be the only two people in the world who has this problem.
Is it legal to get an extension made somewhere? If so, where would you find such a thing?