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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter

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seat belt retractor

The front passenger side seat belt retractor is stuck or broken.....I can't pull it out far enough to use......it doesn't seem to be kinked or twisted......not used that much really, less than 30,000 on car.....how do I replace?
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The front passenger side seat belt retractor is stuck or broken.....I can't pull it out far enough to use......it doesn't seem to be kinked or twisted......not used that much really, less than 30,000 on car.....how do I replace?
You might check with your Ford dealer, being that is a safety device they may honor the warranty on that.
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You'll have to pull the rear interior quarter panel. There are two pieces. Around the quarter window and below. From there changing the seatbelt is pretty self explanatory.
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Charles~ Thread jack ;-( How to pull rear interior Q panel, I need to do it.????? Do you have to take out back seat etc. or let the dent guy deal with it?

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You might check with your Ford dealer, being that is a safety device they may honor the warranty on that.
My Dealer DID NOT honor the warranty on that. I even pulled the "safety" card.
So, I bought a replacement, but never installed it, I've just been dealing with it.

Mine doesn't get fully stuck. Mine is sorta the opposite...it gets pulled ALL THE WAY OUT, and it takes a lot of work to get it back in.
I just have to "re-thread" it all the time.

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Charles~ Thread jack ;-( How to pull rear interior Q panel, I need to do it.????? Do you have to take out back seat etc. or let the dent guy deal with it?
Fold the rear seat down. Unscrew and pull the head rest that is ablove the rear seats (be careful with it. It's brittle).

You'll be able to see the platic push pins on the lower quarter where the quarter attaches to to the back corner. Pull them.

Unscrew the coat hook. There may be a plastic pin or two there. It should be obvious. Grab the upper quarter is work it out. It's attached with clips you cannot see. Don't be too easy but also don't be too rough.

Do the same with the lower quarter.

I think that's it. It's been 6 or 7 years since I installed a new belt. The belt was redisgned and works great to this day.
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The retractors on 02058 are getting lazy after 107K. The belts are tight when worn but the last couple of inches have to be fed into the retractors when being put away. The passenger side belt when fully extended last summer ( my Mother In-Law), would not re tract without a lot of effort. Temporary fix, She's only allowed in my F-150 and Taurus! I'm replacing them next spring. TrueBlue02058
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Fold the rear seat down. Unscrew and pull the head rest that is ablove the rear seats (be careful with it. It's brittle).

You'll be able to see the platic push pins on the lower quarter where the quarter attaches to to the back corner. Pull them.

Unscrew the coat hook. There may be a plastic pin or two there. It should be obvious. Grab the upper quarter is work it out. It's attached with clips you cannot see. Don't be too easy but also don't be too rough.

Do the same with the lower quarter.

I think that's it. It's been 6 or 7 years since I installed a new belt. The belt was redisgned and works great to this day.


Thanks for advice, I think I will take it off- Just for FUN (NOT)

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I don't have any experience replacing the seat belts, but to those with "lazy" retractors... I had the same problem and simply using Armour-All to treat the entire belt has cured mine completely!

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Thanks for the Armour All tip, I'll try it.
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Did you try the Armour-All? If so, did it work for you? Curious if this is helping others with this problem. I was amazed at the result. Not sure who first posted it, but good job to whomever it was!!!

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Been too busy driving. I will try it on the passenger side in the next week or so and post the results here.
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I hate to bring up an old thread, but I'm curious to know if the Armor All trick really worked for some of you. I'm in the process of removing the interior to replace abroken quarter glass (see my thread in '01 Discussion for details). I was debating on getting new belts, but might hold off if that works.

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Armor All works pretty good for me. put it on about once a year and it keeps retracting....sometimes slow, but it retracts.

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That's good news, as taking the lower trim off looks to be a pain. I cracked the trim panel around the glass tryin to get it off.

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