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The passenger front seat will not lock down - 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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Look underneath the seat where the handle is, check to see if the return spring is not broken or disengaged.

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SOURCE: seatbelt holds passenger tight in seat all the time, 2002 tahoe

There is no fix for this, u will need to replace the seat belt.

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Sounds like the plastic clip that connects the lock has broken however regardless of fault the inner door panel has to be removed to diagnose and repair.It could also be inner door lock assembly.

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try rapidly but gently working belt in and out sometimes they will release, the belt is probably twisted

Posted on May 09, 2010

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Section 01-20A: Restraints, Active 1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
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