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Both rear seat belts stopped retracting. How do i get to the mehanism to see if there's a broken spring or something?

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There is a reset button, but I had this prob with 2 seat belts last year. would reset, but only temporary. had to replace both belts. very costly if you do this thru dealer. Find another mechanic. Have to replace the entire part, not just spring.

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