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    Seat belt adjuster

    Good evening,

    My driver side seat belt adjuster is buggered.

    If I have it set on anything but the highest point, it doesn't retract at all, And having it on the highest setting causes a short arse like me to have a slice mark from my seat belt digging into my neck. When adjusting it, it even feels broken and flimsy, so was wondering what parts to order to get it all replaced, and how easy a job is it?


    Any help appreciated.

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    I knew this would be a tough one


    Anyone?

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    Should be fairly straight forward to fix - unbolt seat belt from fixing point on seat (1 torx bolt) - remove B-pillar trim cover to get at the main workings.

    What exactly is at fault? The retraction device or just the up/down adjuster on the B-pillar. The latter would be a simple fix wheras the retractor I would imagine would be a case of new belt assembly required...Still easy enough to replace once u source the correct part (used or new)

    For either part I would try and source one from a breakers instead of dealers

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    Astra seat belts often fail the Mot as the auto retraction gets worse as they get older.

    The trick, shown to me by my friendly Mot tester, is to pull the belt fully out and then spray it, both sides, with silicone spray lubricant and then run the belt in and out a number of times - this seems to lubricate the internal reel.
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    Right, I'll try the lubricating trick when I get in, then if that fails I'll be down to the breakers tommorow in search of a healthy astra!


    Thanks People!


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    I found the problem!!!

    The clip inside that actually moves the seat belt adjuster up and down had become unclipped, therefore when the adjuster looked to be at the bottom, the seat belt mechanism was at the top, and therefore not retracting properly, but now it is all fixed and lubricated well.

    Just goes to show, taking a quick look behind something can solve the problem!


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    do you man the little Y-shaped plastic doody?

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    Yeah it clips onto the up and down bit on the b-pillar, that was disconnected.
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