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Gary, Buick Technician
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I have a 1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra and the front

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I have a 1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra and the front passenger seat belt locked up on me. No matter how much i pull it doesnt budge, it clicks. How can I fix this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry your having this problem

when a seat-belt jams like this there is a failure inside the seat belt retractor and there is no way to repair this seat belt retractor assembly as if we touch or try to fix this retractor there is a good chance in the event of an accident that bet may not lock and someone could get hurt very bad

those retractors work with built in inertia mechanisms that can NOT be touched or worked on

I am sorry to say you need to replace that passenger side seat belt retractor assembly to correct this problem

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

please send me the instructions on replacing this and the part number so I can look to order one.

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

i do not have that part number

they had so many different colors to order one you need to order it off your VIN number which its best to call your local GM dealer and give them your VIN number for the correct part number

  1. Remove the seat assembly.
  2. Raise the head Restraint to the full up position.
  3. Remove the head Restraint.
  4. Remove the outside trim panels (15).
  5. Remove the lap belt retractor nut (7).
  6. Remove the lap belt retractor (6).
  7. Remove the push-in retainer (12) from the lap belt escutcheon (14).
  8. Remove the rear head Restraint trim cover.
  9. Remove the seat back trim cover.
  10. Remove the front head Restraint trim cover (1).
  11. Feed the front trim cover and the lap belt retractor (6) through the seat back trim cover.
  12. Remove the four hex head fasteners (3) from the roller assembly.
  13. Remove the roller assembly.
  14. Drill out the two rivets from the intermediate guide (4).
  15. Remove the shoulder belt retractor bolt (8).
  16. Remove the shoulder belt retractor (5).
  17. Remove the belt assembly from the seat.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out ?