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Old 03-21-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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hey, I am having some troubles with my seat belt lately, it seems that the latch doesnt want to stay latched for me until i have to jiggle it around to get it to stay, im thinking that this is just the spring on the inside not keeping there anymore. is there anyway i can get inside the reciever part to try and fix it?
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It might just be easier to pick up a used one at a local yard. Of course, the yards near you are probably a little cold and snowy this time of year.

I am not aware of any way to get inside and repair your year seat belt latch. Have you tried using a flashlight to look inside and see if something might just have fallen in there and is jammed or if something is broken? With the years on yours, it may just be worn or gummed up. It should be safe to try WD40 to try and clean it out.

On the other hand, if it'* a mechanical issue and it'* just barely catching now, maybe lubing it would be a bad idea...lol.

It really depends on what, if anything you can see using a bright flashlight shone in there. Then maybe instead of WD40, you could use a non-lubricating spray cleanser.
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cold and snowy? its the first day of spring!! its 43*F right now

your best bet is a yard.. if you dont have one close to you, i have several i pass by on the way to work everyday
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yeah, my dad suggested going to a yard to get one so thats my plan. shouldnt be too hard to swap, as long as it doesnt rain im going this weekend, thanks guys.
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