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      07-08-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Seatbelt Arm Broken, what to do

Hi all,
I have a coupe with the little robot arm that hands you the seat belt. Last night I got caught in the rain and jumped in rather quickly while trying to manhandle a large bag. Somehow the harness got caught on the seat belt arm and pulled on it hard. Now the arm doesn't fully retract and sticks out about 2 to 3 inches when at rest. But it still hooks and pushes the seat belt to you when needed. It just looks funny not fully retracted while at rest. Also, I guess it could get in the way a little if I needed to get in the back seat. So basically trying to figure out if this thing is worth fixing or not since it is still functional. Curious if it could be an easy DIY to make it right. Anyone have any experience with this arm??

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Had that happen once when I was in a hurry.
I just snapped it back when it was in the extended position. Thought I had to buy a new arm, but I could just snap it back in place.
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      07-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Yea I tried that. It goes back in place and will stay there. However, after extending back out it to assist you with seatbelt, it will not fully retract and stops short again about 2-3 inches from it's full resting spot. Who knows, maybe one day it will go back fully but I don't have much hope in that.
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Maybe something broke on yours and didn't on mine?
It was some sort of plastic connector on the arm that had slid past it's should be position. It snapped back in place when the arm was extended and I pushed it back.
Mine was stuck maybe 4 cms from where it should be, just didn't fold to fit nicely in the allotted space.
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      07-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Maybe the dealer will fix it under warranty since it's a seatbelt/safety related issue.
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      07-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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There is a DIY thread somewhere in here. Very simple fix. Takes longer to find the thread than it does to do the repair. It isn't actually broke. It just needs to be reset. I had to do that to mine a long time ago so without looking up the thread I can't remember the actual process. I do remember it was simple.
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Ok cool.... I need to find that DIY since my car is no longer under warranty.
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i think it's just popped out of the socket, just push it back in when its retracted outwards, till you see it snap back in.
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Hi guys, totally forgot to respond to this. It's all good now. You were right. Just needed to be popped back in. I thought i was going to break it but I guess that's what it's meant to do. Thanks again...
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you didnt happen to find the thread did you? I'm having trouble finding it
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I got so mad once I ripped it all the way out, thinking I'd just get a new one. Then I saw it was nearly $400 for the part, and I pushed it all the way back in. Oddly, it's worked again ever since.
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