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Old 10-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #1
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How often do you close your seatbelt in the door jamb??

(Strap, not the belt)

I've not caught the belt in there but there's 5 spots at least from that.

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:10 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:13 AM   #3
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I have never caught the seatbelt/strap in the door/doorframe. There is sufficient tension to prevent this happening. It used to happen on my 99 Miata. Apparently there is a silicone spray you can buy to enhance the retraction function of the seatbelt.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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One to many times...and you know you've done it when you get the "THUNK" sound on trying to close the door. My next thought is...crap, did I take the paint off! I have probably done it a half dozen or so times. Mostly when I am in a rush.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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Never happened
So how many times?
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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That's the problem with these older cars. The retract function gets weak. I'd be interested in that spray that helps with the retraction.

Now days, I try to make it a point to hand feed the belt back into it's container when I unbuckle.
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Never. I learned the silicone spray (nothing special; any cheap stuff will work) treatment on this forum and they retract like magic! Just spray a lot of it on both sides of the belts. Works like a charm.
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Guess the spring in mine is 'like-new' then. Never happened, yet anyway
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Too often, for sure.
I'm conscious of it now.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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Both harnesses and seatbelt no problem
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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No issues for me. Seat belt tensioner pulls it in quickly.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #16
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I'm seeing a pattern.

Need to research spraying lube down there. I have to feed mine intentionally through the seat loop.
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Never, but I have noticed it's starting to retract a little slower. I'm never in a hurry when I drive the Boxster :-)
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I had that happen with a prior car. I was able to unwind and remove the belt and wind the retractor another couple of turns then reattach and rewind the belt.
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Never. I learned the silicone spray (nothing special; any cheap stuff will work) treatment on this forum and they retract like magic! Just spray a lot of it on both sides of the belts. Works like a charm.
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