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On the back seat of my Tribute, there is a center position inertia-reel type seat belt that pays out from the top edge of the seat. Ordinarily, no problem. Yesterday, I laid the seats down to haul some old toys down to Goodwill, and when I tried to stand it back up, the seat belt locked and won't release. I cannot stand the seat back up to its normal position, due to the inertia reel being locked. Any suggestions on how to unlock it?

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Look for black box under the seat that all the seat belt wiring goes to. It might have fallen out of its tray. You can also try to remove the seatbelt lock and open it apart, look for broken spring.

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Trace the seat belt back to the point that it is anchored in with a bolt and undo the bolt (using a ratchet is the easiest way due to not having much space) then raise the seat back to the upright locked position and the seat belt should free itself.

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