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Old 06-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Belt buckle problem

My driver's side buckle has been broke for quite a while. To begin with was just giving problems buckling, would have to try and buckle it a few times before it would latch, now won't latch at all. Is this a known problem with an easy fix? I really don't have the money at the moment with another car build that has my money wrapped up into it. Was not sure if it could be taken apart and fixed or not. It is the driver's side front buckle.

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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They aren't made to be taken apart. But, when mine act up like yours is doing, i take a can of WD-40 and give it a generous shot down inside where the latch mechanism is. They get clogged up with dust and dirt. This usually does the trick, if not, you can get just the buckle part from JC Whitney for a cheap price compared to getting it from the Chrysler dealer.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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rather the WD40 or other liquid lubes which can lead to more stuff getting caught inside, get a tube of powdered graphite lubricant, it works great in locks and mechanisims without attracting more contamination. I have used it on seatbelt buckles with similar issue and it worked wonders.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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Have some graphite lube still, so it's just stuck on unlock basically?

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Tried the graphite and nothing. I think it is just busted. I will try to call a few junk yards and look on here for a new one.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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$69 from quadratec will you get you new ones. Might be able to find cheaper if you searh all the usual places? It is a small price to pay for safety.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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I am thinking of upgrading to harnesses and some Corbeau seats if I could find a harness bar that is geometrically correct.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #7
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Mine doesn't have a buckle any more just a big hook bolted through the buckle. Its no where near dot approved but hey I'm sure its safe otherwise i would of replaced it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Quadratec also has harnesses that bolt right into factory mounting points no need for a harness bar:

Corbeau 44001S - CORBEAU 2-Inch 4-Point Snap In Harness Belts - Quadratec

or these that have an inertia reel like factory three point belts so you can still move around, but will lock up with a sudden stop or can be manually locked for offroad.

Corbeau 43305B - CORBEAU 2-Inch Retractable Harness Belts - Quadratec

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if you pull the seatbelts and receivers out of another vehicle you can bolt 'em in. My drivers side is original, passenger is GM with the red button release. You just need both parts of the seat belt, some patience and a really big torx bit lol.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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I have the torx, short on patience, what other seats would bolt right in, heard s-10/bravada seats do this true?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #11
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Quadratec also has harnesses that bolt right into factory mounting points no need for a harness bar:

Corbeau 44001S - CORBEAU 2-Inch 4-Point Snap In Harness Belts - Quadratec
Where would the right side mount to? The bottoms obviously mount to the seat belt buckle bolt, then the seat belt bottom bolt. Top left mounts seat belt top bolt but the right one..?
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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Don't have them personally is something I was considering. I would check with Corbeau or quadratec for install information. They are supposed to bolt right to teh existing hardware.

But my guess, in looking at them, is bolt to the torx bolts already there, you just need to double them up then run through the harness slits in seats??????

Let us know if you get a real answer as they are still an option on my list of potential mods.
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I plan on calling Corbeau directly tomorrow, just as a curiosity. Herm makes me thing.

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