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Chrome seatbelt guides?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by penlanone, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. penlanone

    penlanone Copenworld Newbie

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    Does anyone know if the replacement, chrome seatbelt guides are available and where I may find some? Cheers.
     
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  2. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    There's some information on the features page about where I bought mine, and a short photo guide to fitting them - which is very simple!

    I imported mine to the UK from Japan, but that was quite a while ago now, so other members may know of other options.
     
  3. Adam K

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    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    I have the cromdesign ones. The Kumoi look a lot better imho but as they were sold out I went for the others. The belts used to fold and get stuck in the original plastic guides; in the chromdesign ones the guide is larger so they don't get stuck (although the belt retraction is still slow, but that's not due to the guides). They didin't come with bolts so reused original black ones then got some stainless steel ones from local bolt shop.
     
  5. penlanone

    penlanone Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks people. Seems like Copen extras start @ £150 a pop! How easy is it to order from Japan? Anything to be aware of?
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I can give you a contact for a guy I use to import.
    He'll give you a proper quote with a breakdown of the costs.
    You'll need to pay import tax on top when the parcel enters the UK.
     
  7. nertman

    nertman Copenworld Regular

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    hold on guys

    should know by the end of the weekend if we can get mk3 mazda mx5 ones to fit!
    in standard black plastic they are 11 pounds each and i believe aftermarket chrome ones can be soursed for under 40,

    just waiting for a set to arrive,(have tried with partly damaged one and it worked well ,no snagging etc)
     
  8. Clothcat

    Clothcat Copenworld Newbie

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    God, my seatbelts drive me MAAAAAAD! My husband ALWAYS yanks his out of its guides, and I got so fed up with mine I don't use the guides at all now - how quickly the belt now retracts! Any solution to this maddening issue would be worth pursuing!
     
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    penlanone Copenworld Newbie

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    Mazda guides ...

    nertman - will be interesting to hear if the Mazda guides fit. Are the hole centres the same then? Are these the type?
     
  11. Ashley

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    I figured out a work-around...

    At around 6ft, I need the seat all the way back to get in or out of the car

    I pull the seat forward before fastening the seat the seat belt then adjust the seat back to where I need it. This stops the belt twisting in the guides.

    Then I pull the seat forward before disconnecting the seat belt, let it retract then move the seat all the way back so I can get out of the car.

    Mostly this works fine and the seatbelt does not twist and jam. :cool:

    Occasionally, they twist and jam anyway, so it's not foolproof. :eek:
     
  12. nertman

    nertman Copenworld Regular

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    yes i believe they are,
    A fellow nert member has some on order for his mx,hence we can try when they arrive,
    also the chrome air vent rings should be comming and i think these fit as well

    May require some minor mods but if it works ,cheaper and more readly available
     
  13. penlanone

    penlanone Copenworld Newbie

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    Excellent - do let us know when you have a result. I'll hold off ordering from JP for now then. £18 squid form here Cheers!

    Any news nertman? :)
     
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    Did these work out? Did they need any modifying?
     
  15. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    Update on the Mazda MX5 MK3 Seatbelt guides, I've just ran across a Japanese copen with them fitted on Minkara forums.

    mazda.jpg

    It seems to be a direct swap, it doesn't look a whole lot different to the original in terms of position but it's got more room for the belt.

    Review translates as:- I changed it to a roadster' s guide and I got back to sleep as a person (o ゚ ω ゚) Please also try (^ ω ^)

    I think that's a positive review...


    The chrome covers available unfortunately only cover the curved section which would be the side and bottom when fitted to ours, the guide is horizontal on the actual MX5 and the bit that's at the top in the Copen picture is facing the headrest.

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    The guides are about £11 still, the chrome covers about £20.


    Edit:- It is NOT a direct swap, found another guy who had full fitting pics.

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    First of all,
    cut both guide pins from the back .
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    Temporarily fix it on the seat,
    carefully adjust the mounting angle and
    position the hole .

    The hole
    can be opened easily with a thousand holes and reamers .

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    Installation should
    be carried out carefully so as not to lick the bolts .
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
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