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How do I release a stuck new seat belt retractor?

Drivers seat belt is stuck and will not pull out. It is a new seat belt; never installed

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Since it is never installed, you may be tryinfg to activate it while holding it in your hand. And as the previous answer says, if it is not in the right position/angle, it will not function. There are weights that move around and lock the gear in the case of a collision or rollover. it will only work in the correct position.

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You are probably pulling belt at the wrong angle and it won't release. Pull with easy steady tension, trying a different angles and it should come free for you. If it doesn't, then take it back to SEAT or VW, they can show you in 1 minute how to free it. Since it's a mandatory safety device, there should be no charge unless it requires replacement.

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

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Retractor and Tongue—Sedan
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Safety Belt Bolt Bit T77L-2100A
NOTE: Safety Belt Bolt Bit T77L-2100-A should be used for safety belt removal and installation.

Removal
  1. Remove rear seat cushion. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Cushion, Rear Sedan
Removal
  1. Apply knee pressure to lower front portion of the rear seat cushion. Push rearward to disengage rear seat cushion pad and frame (600A88) from rear seat cushion front retainers (63370).
  1. Remove rear seat cushion from vehicle.
  1. Remove rear seat back. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Back, Rear 60/40 Split Bench—Sedan
Removal
  1. NOTE: Safety belt bolts do not secure seat back to vehicle.

    Remove rear seat cushion as described.
  1. Fold down back seat and remove two bolts in the center of each seat back striker plates.
  1. Remove two bolts from outboard rear seat back frame retaining brackets.
  1. Lift seat back up and pull forward to remove from vehicle.
  1. Remove panel (52018) and quarter trim panel (31012). Refer to Section 01-05 .
Trim Panel, Quarter—Sedan Removal
  1. Remove rear seat. Refer to Section 01-10 .
  1. Pull up on rear section of rear door scuff plate that overlaps lower quarter trim panel.
  1. Pull lower quarter trim panel away from body.
  1. Remove safety belt retaining bolt.
  1. Feed safety belt through lower quarter trim panel.
  1. Remove safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt from quarter panel.
  1. Remove retractor anchor nut and retractor from rear quarter panel.
  1. Remove upper seat belt anchor bolt and anchor from upper rear quarter panel.
  1. Slide anchor plate end of safety belt through the openings in the quarter trim panel.
  1. Remove outboard front safety belt retractor and tongue (611B08) from the vehicle.


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    Item Part Number Description 1 386277-S190 Bolt (Part of 611B68) 2 31012 Upper Rear Quarter Trim Panel 3 611B60 Retractor and Tongue 4 N800937-S190 Nut 5 389370-S190 Bolt 6 — Rear Quarter Panel (Part of Body) 7 52018 Lower Rear Quarter Trim Panel 8 — Mounting Stud (Part of Body)
  1. Remove seat belt anchor bolt and retractor and tongue from rear deck panel.


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Installation
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure.
  1. Make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted. If it is, remove the twist.
  1. Tighten retractor anchor bolt and safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt to 34-46 Nm (25-33 lb-ft).
  1. Check the restraint system for proper operation.

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you may have to remove the bolt that holds the buckle to the floor. Try to push the belt into the retractor and see if it frees up.

I assume you are saying it is in the locked mode. It has an automatic lock mode for holding a child seat. When the belt is pulled all the way out, it goes into locking mode. You will hear it ratchet when the belt starts going back in.



Section 01-20A: Restraints, Active 1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Safety Belt, Lap/Shoulder The dual locking mode retractor on the shoulder belt portion of the combination lap/shoulder safety belt for the front seat passenger and rear seat outboard passengers operates in two ways:
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  1. In the automatic locking mode, the shoulder belt retractor will be automatically locked and remain locked when the combination lap/shoulder safety belt is buckled and does not allow the occupant freedom of movement. This mode provides tight lap/shoulder belt fit on the occupant and on a child safety seat or infant carrier installation restraint.
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The automatic locking mode must be used when installing a child safety seat on the front passenger seat and rear outboard seats where dual locking retractors are provided

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