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Old 05-03-2003, 04:23 AM
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'93 300CE CV - Driver seat belt

Hey there everyone!

I just scored on my dream car! Now to tidy up some minor details.

The driver side seat belt appears to have gotten caught in the door latch mechanism at some point - there's a "bite" out of the side of the belt. This causes the belt to become stuck in the retractor mechanism in the door pillar (coming out and going back in). I've temporarily trimmed the frayed edge with a sharp scissors and mended it with cloth surgical tape. So far, OK (gosh, it's been one entire day!!).
The correct fix is to replace the belt. Plain and simple. HERE'S THE QUESTION.

Can I just buy / replace the belt or does the whole thing have to be purchased as an assembly? Will one from a hardtop coupe' work or is the one in the cabriolet unique?

Anyone got any ideas about where to buy a used one? Mine is black.
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1993 300 CE Cabriolet (A124) 131K miles
1997 C-280 133K miles

2000 BMW R1100RT 69K miles
1989 300 E 216K miles (sold)
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Old 05-03-2003, 04:56 PM
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The entire assembly must be replaced. There are no servicable parts. Whatever you decide to do, keep in mind that you must properly dispose of the old part!!! MB seat belts, or ETR's ( emergency tensioning retractors ) are part of the SRS. They have a small amount of solid fuel which is used to rapidly tighten the belt in the event of a crash. All safety procedures that apply to air-bag handling also apply to the ETR's.
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Old 05-03-2003, 06:49 PM
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Disposal of seat belt assembly

Hey ILUVMILS,
Thanks for the reply. I (and I'm sure others on the board are in the same boat) have no idea how to 'properly dispose of' the seatbelt assembly.
Where should I take it? Any suggestions? Thank you and everyone else who participates / reads on the Forum for all of the help. I appreciate it.
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1993 300 CE Cabriolet (A124) 131K miles
1997 C-280 133K miles

2000 BMW R1100RT 69K miles
1989 300 E 216K miles (sold)
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