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Old 09-16-2008, 03:35 AM
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Smile My seat belt is stuck....

Hello all, Tried searching the threads but found nothing relevant.
I tried to unlatch my seatbelt today and it wouldn't budge. Pushed down on the red botton and nothing happened. I was stuck! I'm a big guy and you should've seen me crawling out from under that belt! Anyway, what can cause this and more importantly,how can I fix it? Thanks, JEFF

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Old 09-16-2008, 03:38 AM
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It happens every once in a while on the SL. I just pull on it hard enough until I hear a click, then it goes back to normal.

One of these day its going to snap, I'm sure...
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:56 PM
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Anyone else have any ideas? It's still stuck.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:10 PM
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when you push the red button does it feel like its activating anything inside? Try to spray some WD-40 inside of it.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:18 PM
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You could always remove the seat belt from the car and see whats going on.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:29 PM
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Mine is somewhat iffy too, I'll probably be trapped by it in the future at some point. Hey, better trapped than having it come apart in an accident!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:06 AM
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Thanks all, It finally came out. I yanked and yanked and yanked......
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:20 AM
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Mine is somewhat iffy too, I'll probably be trapped by it in the future at some point. Hey, better trapped than having it come apart in an accident!
When the post-accident fire starts, this opinion may change.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:04 AM
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When the post-accident fire starts, this opinion may change.
Its really not all that likely for a diesel MB to catch on fire....
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Its really not all that likely for a diesel MB to catch on fire....
I'll agree... but just for the sake of playing devil's advocate, there's plenty of other times when I'd rather not be seatbelt-trapped after an accident. Worst-case scenarios, of course.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:17 AM
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The Benz may not but that fuel truck you run into might! Better keep a knife handy for emergency extraction. Just kidding!
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I'll agree... but just for the sake of playing devil's advocate, there's plenty of other times when I'd rather not be seatbelt-trapped after an accident. Worst-case scenarios, of course.

The stuck seat belt might actually cause an accident!

Imagine a 100 mile trip and you had breakfast while driving consisting of two bran muffins and a large thermos of coffee.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:25 AM
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I'll probably be trapped by it in the future at some point.
Better hope the cars not on fire
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:42 AM
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The Benz may not but that fuel truck you run into might! Better keep a knife handy for emergency extraction. Just kidding!
that is why those emergency kits sometimes come with that hammer for breaking glass out, and cutting the seat belt with the razor knife built into the handle! I think they are for if your car gets submerged, or if you have to get someone out when they are unconscious.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:18 PM
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Mine is also stuck.

One way to fix is to remove the plastic seat belt housing cover, this is between front and back doors, then grease the gear assembly located at the bottom, this will free up the seat belt restraining gears.

This was done to my seat belts once, it lasted about 4 years, now I am about to repeat the fix.

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