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    My seatbelt won't retract on the passenger side and I can Not pull it out to use. We tried jerking it and everything what is my next step?

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Hi,
What caused this to stick? has it been pulled heavily by loads in the rear? if it has it looks as if the inertia reel has slipped so the lock bearing is at an angle keeping it out.
Have you tried a couple of sharp jerks on the belt itself sometimes that does the trick, If not then find the reel possibly under side pocket or seat and check if loose.
Good Luck,
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