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Seat Belt advice sought

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Old Jun 20th, 2019, 13:03   #1
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Default Seat Belt advice sought

My vehicle is a 2004 v70 D5, and I'm seeking advice over rear seat belts -specifically the Near side Rear
Some time ago, one of my grandkids "unpicked" the "button" that stops the webbing winding too far back into the housing, which results in the seat belt lock-up that is not an unfamiliar problem. The belt now has a minor tear about 1/4" long along the webbing where it was unpicked, I replaced the "button", but they keep falling off. Murphy's law, during MoT on Tuesday it fell off, and examiner stated it was a major failure since the belt was damaged, so car off road.

Fair enough - but I'm unable to locate a replacement (well, I've not tried Volvo - the cost is likely to be more than the car would justify).

So the nub of the question - are there any alternative belts which could be used, or does anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jun 20th, 2019, 14:59   #2
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Breaker's yard? Ask for the same color. Go for as new a one as you can find.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Univer...YAAOSw9NdXtZtT

The above is a link to a UK seller- you should find others.
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Thanks for the responses.

Have tried scrappies, but nothing locally (30m radius), have had REALLY bad experience with "scrappy brokers" like Partsgateway so reluctant to use again, Google nowt, ebay loads but no success with NSR, hence my question - is there another vehicle's belt I could use?

The "buttons" are the same as those fitted and which fell off during the test; suggested to examiner that replacement could be fitted, but he was adamant that belt was damaged & would not pass re-testing, therefore MoT failure. So,
only apparent option is to replace whole belt - unless someone has another suggestion?
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superglue a new button onto the belt and go somewhere else for a test.
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Old Jun 21st, 2019, 12:29   #6
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The "buttons" are the same as those fitted and which fell off during the test; suggested to examiner that replacement could be fitted, but he was adamant that belt was damaged & would not pass re-testing, therefore MoT failure. So, only apparent option is to replace whole belt - unless someone has another suggestion?
Super glue the button using a very small drop of the glue on the underside of each part of the button - apply to the fabric.
a)it won't show if you use a small drop
b)it will stop the unpicked belt fabric running further
c)it won't impact the strength of the belt
d)the repaired "section" will be entirely under the button
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Thanks for the responses.

Have tried scrappies, but nothing locally (30m radius), have had REALLY bad experience with "scrappy brokers" like Partsgateway so reluctant to use again, Google nowt, ebay loads but no success with NSR, hence my question - is there another vehicle's belt I could use?

The "buttons" are the same as those fitted and which fell off during the test; suggested to examiner that replacement could be fitted, but he was adamant that belt was damaged & would not pass re-testing, therefore MoT failure. So,
only apparent option is to replace whole belt - unless someone has another suggestion?
You did not fit the button properly if it fell off , it is a 2 part button with a pin in the middle which goes through the second part on the back , you are supposed to use a soldering iron to melt the end of pin down to secure it all together , it should be fine then .
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Old Jun 28th, 2019, 12:13   #8
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Thanks for responses.

Button does not cover damage, hence my original question.
Button WAS fitted correctly - but consider its role - it is to stop the webbing retracting too far, so every time the belt is released, it retracts until the button stops it. So whether superglued or "welded" the result is the same - the locking pin eventually breaks off, no stopper, belt over-retracts when seat dropped into floor, jams, and as most V70 owners ought by now to know, there is a simple and well documented process to free it up. I guess each button has probably lasted about year to 18 months.

'Twas Murphy's Law that as tester was checking belt retracting the pin broke and we had the two halves in our hands - the wound in the belt was visible and indisputable!

These belts are a bit like hens teeth, hence the question whether there might be an alternative that could be used. I've at long last secured a replacement, all fitted and working ok without triggering SRS codes, so all good.

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