'91 Accord LX - passenger side seat belt won't retract

Discussion in 'Accord' started by F.D. Nussbaum, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. I've read my Haynes guide and scoured the Web to see if this is a simple
    problem involving a fuse - something I can fix - before bringing the car to
    my mechanic. I can't find anything. Has anyone experienced this or something
    similar? Aside from being unable to ferry passengers in the passenger seat,
    since it no longer has a functional shoulder belt, the seat belt warning
    signal keeps beeping and beeping.... It's driving me crazy!

    Several odd things: If I manually force the shoulder belt anchor up on its
    track six inches or so, opening the door makes it immediately slide down
    back to its 'passenger unloading' position. So it's not the retracting motor
    per se; and it's not a matter of the car not being able to sense whether the
    seat belt should be up or down.

    So, even if I can't figure out the problem exactly, what *general area* does
    this problem sound like it falls into?
     
    F.D. Nussbaum, Jan 13, 2004
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    Imabug Guest

    Had the same thing happen to my car on the driver's side. Dealer
    wanted something like $980US to replace the solenoid and motor
    that retract the seatbelt. A bit much, so I just had them move
    the unit back into the locked position, deactivate the sensor that
    triggers the alarm and buckle myself in manually.

    If you have mechanical skills and a place to work (I have neither),
    it would probably be a simple matter to scavenge a working unit
    from the junkyard and replace it yourself for much cheaper.

    Eugene

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    Imabug, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Had the same thing happen to my car on the driver's side. Dealer
    I thought seatbelts were warrantied for the usefull life of the car?

    Roger
     
    Roger and Liza Somero, Jan 17, 2004
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    Imabug Guest

    I asked about this and they told me the seatbelts were, but not the
    retracting mechanism. I didn't really push the issue much further.

    Eugene

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    Imabug, Jan 18, 2004
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    HyDr0 Guest

    have the same problem with my 91 civic DX the passenger die belt will not
    retract but there are some times where it will start working out of nowhere
    and stay working for a period of time and then stop again
     
    HyDr0, Feb 5, 2004
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