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Old 02-23-2016, 08:34 AM
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Driver's side seat belt not retracting

As anyone else had this issue?

Repair possibilities?

It's starting to get on my nerves.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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This can happen on any vehicle. The most common cause is a folded belt jammed into the retractor mechanism or foreign debris. It is OK to remove the plastic cover around the mechanism and inspect for the obvious. If retractor must be disassembled, I recommend taking it to a mechanic trained in restraint devices. The belt may have to be replaced.

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Over time the springs get weak and it does not retract like it should. My truck is like that. I have to feed it in. If it does not retract at all it could be jammed or just broken. If it is jammed you can just unbolt it and free it up. If it is broken you should be able to get a new belt at the dealer. They are easy to replace and usually only require basic tools but I have not done anything with the belts on the Jeep yet. If you do remove or replace it use blue Loctite on all the mounting bolts. You do not want those getting loose on you.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:03 AM   #4
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As anyone else had this issue?

Repair possibilities?

It's starting to get on my nerves.
What year is your Jeep? I can't see your profile from the phone app.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:34 AM
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
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Your Jeep's seatbelts have pretensioners that fire in conjunction with the airbags. They go off just miliseconds before the airbag goes off. There are more to newer restraints than just gears and springs. If you decide to look at it yourself just be very cautious and pay attention to details if you attempt to disassemble the mechanism. I recommend that anything more than removing debris and lubrication be done by someone trained in how they work. If you are very mechanically inclined, you can try it. If your seat belt then passes all tests and the airbag system does not fault, you are good to go. If it goes south, worst case scenario is buying a new seatbelt.
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If what Smitty4x4 said is true about them being tied to the airbags, disconnect the battery before you mess with it. having a bomb go off in your ear while you work the belt would rune your day.....
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If what Smitty4x4 said is true about them being tied to the airbags, disconnect the battery before you mess with it. having a bomb go off in your ear while you work the belt would rune your day.....
Yes this is correct. I can't believe I forgot to add that.
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This info. is part of how a JK SRS system operates. "If the key is in the LOCK position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not on and will not inflate". However, anytime a component of the SRS is going to be troubleshooted the battery should be disconnected.
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Just want people to be safe while they tinker with their Rides!!
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:26 AM
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I also want to be safe, thank you for all the info.

I personally hope it's a twist in the belt.

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