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Front seat belt retractors will not release seat belt for use .

All at once , both front seat belts retracted into the seats and would not release for use . Thougt it might be a blown fuse , a bad relay , or even possibly an electrical plug that might not be making a good connection . Rear seat belts are working fine .

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 1998 Dodge 1500 2wd truck. Both seat belt retractors will not release the seat belt for use. happened 2 days ago at the same time. Unable to locate the problem.

  • bearbett Jan 30, 2009

    99 dodge p/u 2500 seat belts locked up won't release?

  • GB99 Feb 05, 2009

    SAME THING WON'T RELEASE IN THE FRONT, OKAY IN THE BACK, I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK SEAT WHEN I DRIVE!!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I replaced the drivers side belt retractor a few weeks ago, but now the retractor in the drivers seat is messed up again & will not pull out?????



    Something you guys said made me go out & try to pull the belt out with the key off-----IT WORKED! I don't know exactly what is going on, but I am sure it is electrical. Roger

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    i have the same problem ona 199 dodge ram 1500 4wd truck. 2 ay ago i went to drive the truck and both seat belts were completley stuck. Any answers please let me know

  • lsellers246 Mar 11, 2009

    i have a 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 series with front selt belt retractor problem.
    Both retractors are stuck in and won't release belts. Have replaced seat belt sensor and fuse with no results. What next?


  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Rear seat belts wont release in my '04 grand am

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1998 4wd club cab, same problem, found 2"x2" box the seat belts are pluged into luckgood under the middle of the front seat, gave it a good tap and I'am good to go.

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    James Anthony Mar 27, 2014

    Dude, awesome.. The tapping worked for me,, Loosened it right up

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I have A 99 RAM 1500 AND THEIR WAS A RECALL. NHTSA WEBSITE ID NUMBER-01V119000 BUT DODGE SAID MY TRUCK WAS NOT ONE THAT WAS ON THE VIN LIST SO I HAVE TO PAY 550 TO DODGE TO HAVE MY SEAT BELT FIXED?? CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ANYONE???

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If your car has ever been in an accident where the air bag deployed then it would also activate the seat belt pretentioner which is a small explosive charge the causes the seat belt rachet mechinim to lock into place and needs to be replaced after the accident and i have seen many body shops not do this in the past. a short to power could also easily set off the system. its charged with sodium aziod which is the solid form of rocket fuel. as little as half a volt could set it off and you most likely would not hear it happen. i hope this was useful

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