Re: Automatic Seat belt just broke
You can fix it! I did a few times already. If motor is running but belt not moving = plastic perforated leader/runner's end is broken or stuck in the gear box housing, or both.
1) Take side panels out and you'll see the metal frame/railing, inside which the leader moves metal bracket of seat belt. Take it apart. Be careful not to brake plastic sensor brackets on railings!
2) Remove leader by turning adjustment knob on the motor. It's ~ 5 feet long.
3)Check what problem is -> if leader stuck in housing, disassemble it and try to straighten leader, it might work for avile after it.
-> If end of leader broken, you may cut it off and shape it similar and cut out enogh hole to place belt's metal bracket in.
Or you can get leader from junk yard for ~$5. (They'll probably try to sell you whole assembly, which you don't need). If you can, get two of them (or more) for other side in advance. Make sure they are not bended.
4) Reassemble it. Make sure seat belt is not twisted. Secure gear box housing tighter at the leader openings with strapons.
5) Adjust seat belt by turning knob on motor, so it'll close and open without warning ligts on claster panel!
6) Put the side panels back.
You can check belt by braking hard -> belt should lock up. Then you'll have piece of mind and bragging rights! Also you might get the leader and take it to mechanic to replade it ;-)
Do not procrastinate, or you might will have to change plastic (!?) gear inside a gear box at the motor, because it's grinding against nonmoving leader!
You can leave seat belt in closed position temporarily and disconnect electrical connector at motor, to prevent grinding.