Seat belts

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:18
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Hi all

I'm having trouble with the seat belt on my GU Patrol. It doesn't retract properly and often gets jambed in the door. If I don't fix it, I can see the paint getting chipped and I would prefer to avoid that. Is there an adjustment on the retracter spring? Is there something else that causes this problem?

Bart
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:36

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:36
Bart,

I will be interested in the answers here as mine does this on the front passengers side. I've never had the inclination to fix it as I always thought it would be too dear or too difficult to do. I hope someone can prove me wrong.

Cheers TRevor.
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:51

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:51
Hi Bartz4b

Not sure if you used the forum search or not, there was a post a few weeks back on this same item, there was a few suggestions relating to it.

Good luck
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Follow Up By: Bartz4b - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:36

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:36
TPM

I couldn't find it on the search. Do you know the thread No.?
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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 16:53

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 16:53
They are still open , I just typed in ..seatbelt.. in the search forum.

Post ID 31779 , 31858 , 32596

Hope that helps : )
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Follow Up By: Bartz4b - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:50

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:50
Thanks. That helped:)

Bart
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:34

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:34
evening all
no good asking the dealers as they are hopeless they had 3 goes at mine( probably what they want but i gave up asking )
gave up using dealer when then couldnt replace the service sticker its still on the winscreen half scraped off
sorry back to the question i just try to remember to make sure i pull the slack in to coil up before exiting the car

steve
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:18

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:18
Make a small hole in it and then hook a short Ockey Strap to it. It will retract every time till the Ockey gets weak. Then just replace the Ockey...LOL

My GQ does the same but I don't care......:o)
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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 00:20

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 00:20
Hi Willem,

Did you ever track down that elusive book ?

How was the trip away, no dramas I hope?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 05:59

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 05:59
G'day TPM

Yes. There were copies in Melbourne and Adelaide but access was difficult. Rick(SA) managed to get some maps for me from books he found in Adelaide.

We have not been on the trip yet. Leaving here on 22 April. Permit application is now 6 weeks of age and still no result.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Graham G (VIC) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 10:21

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 10:21
There is a fix for them under warranty. I had it done to mine but it made no appreciable difference. I have now got into the habit of making sure mine is fully retracted and shouting at the kids "SEATBELTS" every time they get out of the car. Not ideal but I'm getting weary of fighting everybody about everything all of the time!!! Sad I know

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Follow Up By: Bartz4b - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:44

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:44
Graham

Fortunately the drivers seat belt is the only one that is causing problems at the moment. God help me when the kids seat belts do the same thing. I'll probably tear out what little hair I have left.

I remember years ago someone suggested that the problem with the seat belt is caused by dirt and grime in the actual belt. This apparently caused more friction as it got dirtier. I've also been told that a quick spray of silicone spray will fix the problem. Not sure about spraying the belt although I doubt that silicone spray would hurt it, just leaves a stain on your shirt when you put the belt on. I must try this remedy (on someone elses car first).
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Reply By: rolande- Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:22

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 21:22
G'Day All,

Sorry for lateness of reply, was sure I had posted to this before but the post has gone.

Anyhow, Patrol seatbelts work much better after they have had a wash.

I had the same "difficult to retract" problem and it was suggested to wash the belt.

I haver a little high pressure spray unit at home so used this, the ones at the car wash are also fine.

Extend seatbelt fully and place on outside of vehicle, then close door.

I carefully then sprayed the belt with water only. You can notice the difference immediately, went from dark grey to light brown. Just be careful with the spray that you do not damage the webbing in any way - no detergent!

Let the belt dry and hey presto - belt retracts much faster and neater

Hope this helps

Rolande
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