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Rear seat, center seat belt won't pull out

The seat belt was locked in the retracted position, I folded the seat down to get a better look, and now the seat won't go back upright because the seatbelt retracted further. I'm looking for info on how to pull the seat apart to get at the seatbelt assembly. Or can I somehow access the belt assembly from where it comes out of the top of the seat.

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  • joelsm Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with the rear seatbelt that is an integral part of the seat. When I lowered the seat back the gain a bit more slack all it succeeded in doing was to tighten even more - this is in my Golf tdi estate.

    I also require some info on how to release the belt or remove the seat.

    Joel

  • mdsoren Mar 05, 2009

    It must not be a fluke, I have the same problem... 2000 Jetta, center shoulder belt is locked in the retracted position, and I too lowered the seat to get a look at it, and I too now have a belt retracted so far that I can't get the seat back back up.

    Someone must know how to get the belt to release, right???


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SOURCE: Rear center seatbelt won't release

follow the belt back to the anchor point there could be somthing stuck in it or you should be able to undo it if you remove the plastic cover and look st the way it works.joe

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SOURCE: rear door wont unlock

this is not the dead lock? if i am right in thinkin that this is a centrally locked car then the sensor in the door isd set too low mybe slipped as only has to be out a little to cause this, more of an antitheft system than a dead lock.

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SOURCE: When putting the back seat upright from a fold

MIGHT HAVE TO REMOVE THE SEAT BELT TO HELP RELEASE THE TENSION AND RECONNECT IT BACK.

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SOURCE: my rear folding seats wont fold down

When you open the trunk, there should be a knob at the top right of the opening. Pull that and it will unlock the locking mechanism for the rear seats. I just recently figured that one out myself!

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Volkswagen Passat Center Rear Belt Locked

The fix is:

  • remove the seat bench,
  • unscrew the bolt attaching the seat belt to the body,
  • return the seat back to its upright position and make sure it latches
  • reattach the seat belt
  • replace the seat bench
To prevent this from happening again:
  • Leave the seat belt latch in its receiver when not in use.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Volvo V70 rear seatbelt jammed

Remove the rear seat side squab by gently pulling away at the top then lifting up ( it is fixed by a push clip at the top and a hook at the bottom).
Undo the nut which anchors the seat belt and left the belt to one side of the seat, lift up the the rear seat and tehn simply reposition the seat belt. Refix and tighten the seat belt anchoring nut at the bottom then replace the squab by hooking and pushing in to fit. You will need a slightly larger plastic clip to retain the seat belt in future. A small nut and bolt may do!!!

Len Edwards

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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