How to Fix a Stuck Seat Belt Retractor
Fix a Stuck Seat Belt Retractor
Before jumping to the solution of how to fix a seat belt stuck seat belt retractor, it is crucial to first understand how seat belt retractors work. Seat belts are made up with mechanical components that includes the coil spring, locking mechanism, retracting gears and a pyrotechnic device or explosive. The last part is the important one here. While many seat belt retractors may act up due to a bad coil spring, the majority of stuck seat belt retractors have a different reason. That is the pyro or explosive. It is blown. Let's take a look at a seat belt retractor:
On the right, a white cap is visible. That is where the coil spring sits and is responsible for the retraction of the seat belt. On the left side, you can see a plug. That's where the wire connector goes into. Why? It triggers the pyrotechnic device! So what is that? Each seat belt retractor is equipped with an explosive that goes off during a crash. This is activated by the SRS airbag controller. Even a minor fender bender can set this off! Other popular instances include pot holes, curb hits, crashes, accidents, collisions and improper handling of airbag systems. Once the pyro explosive is activated, the seat belt retractor instantly locks up and that's how you get a stuck seat belt retractor! The #1 reason for a stuck seat belt retractor is an accident. Once this happens, you will need to repair your seat belt retractor. Repair My SRS is your answer!
Seat Belt Repair After Accident
RepairMySRS specializes in repairing all types of seat belt retractors after accident. This includes locked seat belts, stuck, jammed, not retracting and so on. However, accident collision & crashes is the leading cause of stuck seat belt retractors that we repair. To have your seat belt repaired with us, you will need to remove your seat belt retractor out of your vehicle and mail it in. Because these are vital safety components also known as safety belts, we only use OEM parts to rebuild seat belt retractors. Every seat belt repaired is guaranteed to work like new and the recharged gas charge or pyrotechnic explosive will go off in another crash. The cost to repair is $64.99 per a single-stage seat belt retractor and $99.99 for a dual-stage. A dual stage seat belt repair has 2 parts to the seat belt that looks like this:
This is a dual-stage seat belt retractor.
How to Remove Your Seat Belt Retractor
Removing your seat belt retractor can be done by you! While a mechanic is recommended to carry our such task, following detailed instructions can help you save money and removing it on your own. Before anything, you must disconnect the battery. While every seat belt varies from car to car, the concept of removing a seat belt retractor is the same. We recommend watching this how to YouTube video:
About Repair My SRS
RepairMySRS.com is the leader in fixing seat belt retractors! We repair thousands of seat belts from all over the U.S. and work with shops, dealers and individuals. Safety is our top priority, so we will never take your money if we cannot safely repair it. All makes & models are supported including:
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