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Seat Belt Locked (1/5)
 10/2/18 6:59am
Col_Mustard
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York, PA - USA

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'75 Convertible L-48 4-speed. Numbers matching. Bright Yellow w/Saddle Leather. A/C (R134A)


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Passenger seat belt locked in fully retracted position.  Is there anything I can do short of removing the mechanism?  Do I need to remove the seat?

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Re: Seat Belt Locked (2/5)
 10/2/18 7:53am
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With out a doubt, you'll have to remove both. A long lost dime or some chipmunk food may be lodged in the retractor.
Re: Seat Belt Locked (3/5)
 10/2/18 12:16pm
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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...or tin worms....

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Re: Seat Belt Locked (4/5)
 10/2/18 1:14pm
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I don't believe on my '82 I had to remove the seat. Just removed the belt retracter and cleaned the mechanism.

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Re: Seat Belt Locked (5/5)
 10/2/18 1:53pm
Col_Mustard
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York, PA - USA

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'75 Convertible L-48 4-speed. Numbers matching. Bright Yellow w/Saddle Leather. A/C (R134A)


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I have the seat belt mechanism out-of-car; no foreign matter interfering.  I see a brass latch bar that engages the ratchet on the mechanism.  There is nothing to hold this latch away while slowing pulling out on the belt.  There is a black plastic paw that would appear to be responsible for allowing a normal withdrawl; it does not appear to be broken, perhaps worn.  I'm thinking that I might be looking at a new assembly.  Your thoughts, or past experiences? 

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