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Old 11-05-2013, 10:03   #1 (permalink)
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Question Unlocking CV/GM front seat belts ?

Here's my dilemma, I removed the front driver's and passenger's seat belts, and retractors from a 03 GM in a pick and pull junkyard. In the process of removing the passenger's side retractor, it rolled up and the seat belt will not release to go back out now. I didn't realize that this happened until I removed the driver's side also. Now I have 2 seat belt assemblies, and cannot figure out how to release the belt without damaging the retractor(s). They still have a little "play" in them,unlike the ones I'm replacing. These belts and assemblies are to replace damaged retractors in a 05 GM I wrote about in an earlier post, and they (the 05's) do not move at all.
The 03 GM I pulled them from had no signs of a crash or any front impact and the airbags were not deployed either,so I'm almost certain the belts and retractors function properly. They worked fine until I removed the bolt holding the retractor to the frame/body of the car. It is not because of the battery not being hooked up either. The seat belts and retractors move freely in most of CVs/GMs at the pick and pull, unless there is major collision damage, then they don't move at all, and the airbags are deployed. None of the cars have batteries in them anyway. So if anyone knows how I can get them to move, let me know. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Unlocking CV/GM front seat belts ?

Usually having them in mounted position can work them a little and should come out. If angle is not right they won't release


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Re: Unlocking CV/GM front seat belts ?

There is a link at the very bottom of the article that might or might not help ,

http://www.justanswer.com/mercury/6y...-seatbelt.html
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Re: Unlocking CV/GM front seat belts ?

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Usually having them in mounted position can work them a little and should come out. If angle is not right they won't release


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A little update, yes it does seem to be the proper angle must be achieved in order for the mechanism in the retractor to release the spool.
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