I received seat belt back and it is not working?

Seat belt problems?

  • Received seat belt back and it is stuck?
  • Seat belt not retracting?
  • Defective seat belt?
  • Not pulling out?



1. Seat belt installed on the wrong side?

Many late model vehicles have seat belts that will bolt on to both the right and the left sides, but seat belts that are bolted on to the incorrect side will not operate correctly.






2. Side paneling putting pressure on the seat belt webbing because of incomplete or improper installation?

The plastic paneling, if installed incorrectly, can slow down the tension of the retractor. Check all areas including the height adjuster, clips, bolts, wires, covers and other components on or around the side paneling to make sure the webbing is able to move freely in and out.




3. Was webbing clip removed?

Webbing clip must be removed after seat belt is installed back in the vehicle. Webbing clip helps the installer complete the seat belt installation with ease, by providing additional length needed to fasten all the points of the belt retractor to the body of the car. AFTER installation, simply remove webbing clip.




4. Vehicle on level ground?

To accurately check seat belt proper operation, car must be on level ground. Vehicle cannot be on an Incline, or lifted on the right or left side while testing the seat belts for proper operation.





How to: Test seat belt good or bad


How to: Get seat belt ohm resistance reading

This will tell you if the sensor is good or bad, that keeps the airbag light on

  • Use a multi-meter
  • Good seat belt will give you an Ohm reading value between 2 - 3 ohms

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