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Rear centre seat belt stuck on a 2001 mk 3 mondeo..tight..mot…

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rear centre seat belt stuck...
rear centre seat belt stuck on a 2001 mk 3 mondeo, have tried slamming seat and loosening belt with seat forward and locking mechanism held by large screw driver, neither work. Belt will retract further when trying to work loose but will not pull out - it is now very tight when seat is up. Any other sugestions please, need to rectify as car failed mot for this reason alone. Ta.
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6/28/2010
Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago
Bill
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Good morning, I hope I can help you.

 

You have tried all the correct things so far. If it will not release then try disconnecting it from the rear seat to see if that helps.

 

If not then you will have to replace it.

 

Bill.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi Bill,
Thank's for your help. By disconnecting it do you mean at the loop end that is bolted to the floor underneath the actual seat, or, disconecting the inertia unit from inside the seat, if the latter how do I do this as there is no access other than through the exit hole at the fabric on top of the seat. I can however see two bolts at the very top of the assembly inside the seat back, are these the securing points that need to be removed - they appear to hold the guide bar for the belt in place.
Ta, Paul.
Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago

I mean from the seat back.

 

Actually, if you remove the seatbelt completely (both parts), then technically the car cannot fail the mot as only the seatbelts that are fitted have to be tested. The middle seat is an 'extra' if you know what I mean.

 

Bill.

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