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Seatbelts won't move!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Coheednme13, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Nov 15, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    Coheednme13

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    Ok I have completely stripped out my reg cab to sound deaden it and I took out the seatbelts. Now that I'm am ready to put them back in I can't get them to move. They have locked up like when you hit the brakes or when you jerk forward fast. I don't want to have to buy new seatbelts. Some please help me I'm freaking out :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I know there is someone on this forum who knows you guys always have the answer
     
  2. Nov 15, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    NumNutz

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    I don't know an answer but I think mpj2 might. He stripped like everything from the interior. You could try that route.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    thanks I hope someone will be able to help me out
     
  4. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    There might be a way to manually extend them, but good luck. I know from experience with VW/Audi seat belts, you needed to pull the belt all the way out, clamp the belt so it wouldn't retract and then remove. If you didn't do this, they retracted all the way and were useless. Not sure if Toyota does the same, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:16 PM
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    Bolt them back in, and they should release. I haven't taken the time to figure out why, but alot of seat belt assemblies will not release unless they are bolted back down. I know it sounds dumb, but it has always worked out like that for me, in the same situation. I guess next time I have some out, I'll have to take a closer look. It might have something to do with the orientation of the seatbelt mechanism. Could be as simple as just having to hold the spool portion in the upright position.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    Also, if there are any wires going to the spool portion of the seat belt, you may need to hook those back up. Hope this helps.:)
     
  7. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    +1

    When the belt unit is not mounted to the truck and you turn the belt assembly upside down it thinks the truck has been rolled over and the belt will lock.

    ELR VW (Emergency Locking Retractor - Vehicle and Webbing sensitive): Dual sensitive means a seatbelt retractor that, during normal driving conditions, allows freedom of movement by the wearer of the seatbelt by means of length-adjusting components that automatically adjust the strap to the wearer, with a locking mechanism that is activated by two or more of the following:

    * deceleration or rollover of the vehicle,
    * acceleration of the strap (webbing) from the retractor, or
    * other means of activation.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^

    Yeah, what he said.:D
     
  9. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    Coheednme13

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    ok guys I will give it a try tomorrow. I hope that is all it is. I was freaking out lol thanks for the quick responses I can always count on tacoma world
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    Coheednme13

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    ok just bolting it back up worked. I feel stupid that I didn't just try that in the first place :eek: but anyways thanks guys
     
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