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Seat belt Retraction - MOT issue??

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by apt_copen, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. apt_copen

    apt_copen Copenworld Newbie

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    OK, I know this is a common fault with our cars and this has been covered in topics previosuly, but has anyone had any issues with this come MOT time??

    My MOT isn't due for quite awhile, but I think it's still a valid question!

    I've looked up the MOT test on the web and it states that seat belts should retract freely. Now I know both seat belts latch around me fine and that the retration is only a problem when attempting to FULLY feed the belt back in, but it still worries me a little.

    Anyone out there had any experiences good, or bad?

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
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  2. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Hi Andrew,

    Had my 57 plate MOT'd in September last year - no issues with the seat belts.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards.
     
  3. Coxsie

    Coxsie Copenworld Member

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    MOT'd OK

    Hi,

    I also have a 57 Plate, that was MOT'd last Oct without any seatbelt issues.:):)
     
  4. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    I was a little worried about this too but I had my first MOT last October without a problem.

    And it's far worse here in N Ireland because the MOT centres are run by the government and very strict. They don't fix your car so they don't care if you pass or fail.

    M.
     
  5. MJM80

    MJM80 Copenworld Member

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    I had my 53 plate MoT'd last month and passed OK but had a comment that the passenger belt retracted slowly. Interestingly, the drivers side belt is not fed through the seat clip because I got fed up with it sticking and he didn't query that at all. Maybe the answer is to slip the belts out of the seat clip.

    Martin
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I agree.
    When you send your car for an MOT take the belts out of the guides.
     
  7. foxyrokchick

    foxyrokchick Copenworld Newbie

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    I had noticed this on mine. I guess im not alone.
     
  8. apt_copen

    apt_copen Copenworld Newbie

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    Seatbelt retraction... UPDATE

    Hi Foxy & all
    OK, MOT time came and went... all is good.
    PS. Kwikfit are doing a good deal with MOT & combined oil service. I was charged £77, which included oil filter & 5w30 Fully Synthetic Oil... bargain!
    :)
     
  9. foxyrokchick

    foxyrokchick Copenworld Newbie

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    My other half is looking into the seatbelt issue. He loves a challenge. It doesnt bother me. Im sure if he had his way I would be sporting a Rover V8 Engine cos thats what is currently being fitted to my old MX5. Bonkers. :eek:
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Acceptance of the problem is the best way.
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Here is a picture from the Aussi site showing the seatbelt setup.

    I'm sure I've read on other forums of people trying to fix the problem, but all have failed. So I have to agree with Adam.

    Rex.
     
  12. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Is that a chrome plated body or just a very shiney silver car?
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    I was wondering what the strips were either side of the brake light ...

    As for colour, I thougth it was the dark gray version.

    Rex.
     
  14. m90

    m90 Copenworld Newbie

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    I have a 57 plate too and I had no issue with seatbelts when I had the mot done.



    car servicing
     
  15. Gwyn

    Gwyn Copenworld Member

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    We had the same problem, cleaned the seatbelt and lightly sprayed them with WD40, you need to pull the seatbelt out all the way and retract a few times for it to take effect. Worked for me...
     
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