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      09-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help: e92 extending seat belt arms no longer catching seat belt

My e92 extending seat belt arms stopped properly functioning a few months ago. Well, it doesn't seem like the arms themselves are at fault, but it looks more like the seat belts have lost their rigidity over time and as a result are slipping off the extending arms.

I've been to the dealer many times with this issue, and all they've told me is that I have the latest fix for the extending arms and there's nothing I can do.

I recently came across another post with someone saying that they were able to have their seat belts replaced under warranty, but this was not offered to me as an option even per my request.

Is this something that BMW should be covering under warranty? Has anyone else had luck with getting their seat belts replaced?
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      09-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Go to another dealer.

If that fails, you could try some black tape or velcro to stiffen up that part of the belt.
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My e92 extending seat belt arms stopped properly functioning a few months ago. Well, it doesn't seem like the arms themselves are at fault, but it looks more like the seat belts have lost their rigidity over time and as a result are slipping off the extending arms.

I've been to the dealer many times with this issue, and all they've told me is that I have the latest fix for the extending arms and there's nothing I can do.

I recently came across another post with someone saying that they were able to have their seat belts replaced under warranty, but this was not offered to me as an option even per my request.

Is this something that BMW should be covering under warranty? Has anyone else had luck with getting their seat belts replaced?
If you are under CPO, you might as well call it quits! I just went to the dealership yesterday and it is not covered under CPO. If you are under general warranty, I wouldnt take no for an answer.
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they replaced ( new motor)it under warranty for me
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      09-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Go to another dealer.

If that fails, you could try some black tape or velcro to stiffen up that part of the belt.
That's my last resort...

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If you are under CPO, you might as well call it quits! I just went to the dealership yesterday and it is not covered under CPO. If you are under general warranty, I wouldnt take no for an answer.
I'm still under the general warranty. I guess I'll have to keep trying, but I just don't want to keep leaving my car at the dealership for a whole day to have it diagnosed.

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they replaced ( new motor)it under warranty for me
It's not the motor. I wish I could just disable it, though, because this problem is really annoying...
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      09-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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I notice if I twist the belt when I let go of it, the extender arm will not pick it up. Make sure when you let go of the buckle to get out of the car that you do not twist if.

If the belt has lost rigidity, then will need something to stiffen it back up again I guess, or replace it. One other thing I guess we in the coupes get to look forward too at higher mileage.
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Here's a great DIY for us CPO guys! http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588596
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      09-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #8
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I notice if I twist the belt when I let go of it, the extender arm will not pick it up. Make sure when you let go of the buckle to get out of the car that you do not twist if.

If the belt has lost rigidity, then will need something to stiffen it back up again I guess, or replace it. One other thing I guess we in the coupes get to look forward too at higher mileage.
I'm positive it's due to the rigidity of the seat belt. I always try to have the belt flat but it won't pick it up because the seat belt just folds over and slips off.
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      09-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #9
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Here's a great DIY for us CPO guys! http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588596
Wow, that's extremely useful. Thank you! If I can't find a dealer to replace my seat belts, then I guess I'll have to give this a shot.

But has anyone successfully had their seat belts replaced under warranty??
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Wow, that's extremely useful. Thank you! If I can't find a dealer to replace my seat belts, then I guess I'll have to give this a shot.

But has anyone successfully had their seat belts replaced under warranty??
KaffineKiller has. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588469
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Damn when did they start having this seat belt function! I am glad my 2007 doesnt have this, it looks to be another another feature
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      09-22-2011, 10:37 PM   #12
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Umm, don't all E92's have this?
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Umm, don't all E92's have this?
Well, according to the last post it seems 2007 models don't. I can live without it... lol
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I am trying this tonite!!!
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Well, according to the last post it seems 2007 models don't. I can live without it... lol
Just disable it bro, takes 2 minutes, all you have to do is pull the fuse 24 (on 2007 cars) and yeah 2007 e92's have it cwn23 has an e93.

and then you can get these holders:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439976
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Just disable it bro, takes 2 minutes, all you have to do is pull the fuse 24 (on 2007 cars) and yeah 2007 e92's have it cwn23 has an e93.

and then you can get these holders:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439976
Wow... this looks really, really good. Thank you! I'm gonna go with this once I'm out of warranty and the arms completely crap out on me.
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Easy fix! At the end of the arm there's a part that pivots out or is supposed to.. Mine didn't work after replacing the body control unit. After I replaced the faulty computer module I had to get the dealer to reprogram the car. After the reprogram the seat belt assist arms weren't popping that end piece of the seat belt assist arm out to catch the seat belt. Well after sticking my finger under what feels like a release catch near the end of the arm the end catch swung open the next time I tried it. Repeated on the passenger side and both are now operational again!
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Dealer replaced both of my seatbelts and one of the arms but not CPO still factory warranty. Like Kamek said its due to the rigity of the belt.
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dealer also fixed mine. extended arms and something else as well. 95% catch rate i'd say
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