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Electric retractable seat belt problem

I have a great running 1988 Toyota Camry. Only problem now is the both the driver and passenger seat belts will not move. You can slide under the shoulder seat belt and then latch the lap belt on the driver's side. But the shoulder doesn't seem tight enought. One the passenger side, even though the shoulder belt doesn't move either, it does fit snug. But the lap be latch {the part you put the hook into} broke off. I think i've found were you can by the belts online, but can I convert these seat belt from electric to manual ones. Or is it best to fix what I have?

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  • Anirban Das Jul 10, 2008

    i have the same model and the same problem with the shoulder belts. the lap belts work fine though. i took the driver side lap belt off its housing to check, it works fine but i have no clue about the shoulder belts

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Passenger back seat belt will not retract and is stuck after trying to unhook from baby seat. Not automatic they are manual belts



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Check your fuses. there is also a lever next to te parking brake..make sure it's down

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • glennjarman May 21, 2011

    I have same problem and I can not find fuse or relay. Need help. thanks glenn


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