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Old 08-10-2017, 02:51 AM   #1
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Seat belt colour change

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I am going to remove my seat belt cassettes on my 2000 S and have them re-wound in red professionally

Just wondering if the cassettes are plugged in to some sort of electrical harness?

If so is it advisable to disconnect the battery first.

Im sure this is a common mod
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:14 AM   #2
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Red seat belts, yellow car, black interior?
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:31 AM   #3
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To each his own as I always say but I have to agree that too many colors creates a "competition" for the eyes and it's not good. Red and yellow clash anyway. We didn't you paint your calipers in a more matching color like black or yellow? Again, if you like it that's all that matters and you can disregard the ramblings of others. You work looks good so keep that up!
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To each his own as I always say but I have to agree that too many colors creates a "competition" for the eyes and it's not good. Red and yellow clash anyway. We didn't you paint your calipers in a more matching color like black or yellow? Again, if you like it that's all that matters and you can disregard the ramblings of others. You work looks good so keep that up!
To each his own and if this was in a Ford Fiesta i could let it go but not in what is a decent looking Porsche.
Yellow seat belts would work ok.

Anyway apart from commenting on the visual i don't believe they are bound into any electronic systems, the buckle is but the belt isn't.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:59 AM   #5
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Thanks That986

The interior is actually metropole blue, I think red seat belts will highlight the callipers that came from the factory red so are staying that way.

Could my SY 986 been supplied with yellow callipers when it was new?
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Thanks That986

The interior is actually metropole blue, I think red seat belts will highlight the callipers that came from the factory red so are staying that way.

Could my SY 986 been supplied with yellow callipers when it was new?
No, yellow calipers come with ceramic brakes.
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No, yellow calipers come with ceramic brakes.
Im glad I kept it stock then. Am I correct in thinking red seat belts were an option?
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Im glad I kept it stock then. Am I correct in thinking red seat belts were an option?
I believe all coloured belts were an option.
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Don't know what it's costing you but from the factory, colored seat belts were ridiculously expensive.

A suggestion... Take a photo of you car, top down, from the left front corner, maybe standing on a ladder and Photoshop the belts in red to see if it works for you.
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Yes, the red seatbelts were a factory option.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:10 PM   #11
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I have yellow belts in my yellow car which are pretty dirty. I think they need replacing, how would you go about that in the UK? Any ideas on the cheapest option?

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This place does retro seat belt colors.

Porsche Seat Belt Upgrade Red/Yellow/Silver/Blue
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This place does retro seat belt colors.

Porsche Seat Belt Upgrade Red/Yellow/Silver/Blue
Needs to be in the UK really.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:01 AM   #14
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I have done a DIY seat belt color change twice; once on my 993 Turbo and on the Boxster. There is always concern about doing a DIY on such an important safety component.
I have no doubt that the seams that I had sown professionally would hold in an accident. Below is a thread I started on the DIY back in 2013.

Guards Red, Speed Yellow and Riviera Blue seat belts were an option on the 986 for $330.

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/43053-diy-red-belts-under-%2470.html

And, the company I bought the seat belt material from, https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/, stocks 31 colors of webbing; https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/shopping-cart/swatches/

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Old 08-19-2017, 09:30 AM   #15
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Red seat belts fitted. It was a very easy and inexpensive. I bought 2 rolls of Red seat Belt webbing off eBay that came with red thread and the clasp buttons.

Removal of the existing belts is just a case of unclipping the carpeted side pane!s, loosening the 8mm bolt on the plastic arm at the top, removing a screw that's halfway down. The trim panel should lift up and off now.

After that there is just 3 17mm bolts. One for the cassete, one for the shoulder and one on the sill.

I cheated and passed the belts to my mechanic friend who then fitted the new webbing. He then took them to the tailor shop near his shop for the stitching to be done by an expert.

I then fitted then back into the car and added the buttons.

Total cost: 20 for webbing, 10 to my mechanic and 10 for the tailor.
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Any links, especially advice on the tailor who is confident enough to do the stitching?

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Any links, especially advice on the tailor who is confident enough to do the stitching?
Any shoe repair shop should be able to do this for you.
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Hi All

There is a guy in the UK on eBay who will replace the webbing on your seat belts for 70 for the pair. I have just received some samples as looking to replace them for dark red one in my 986S with metropole blue leather. Just need to get it out in the daylight with the roof down to see it red and blue works or not. I hope it does. Here is a link and a photo of the shades of red he offers

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F 272396307443

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