My seatbelt harness strap does not want to move when you open the door (would it be a motor or fuse out that might cause that problem?). When you sit down and close the door, it is supposed to electronically move over. The passenger side still moves, but the drivers side doesn't. I would appreciate any suggestions before I have to take it in.
Take it the dealer. They should fix it at no charge because it's a safety issue. My integra is the same. I took it down to the dealer and they did not charge me anything until they say that my door is not original and wanted $200. I bought the car like that and not sure if it the original door or not. But if you are confident that your door is the original then take it down to the dealer.
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Have the same problem in my 98 Toyota Rav4. I squirted the female buckle (bolted to seat, not holding strap harness) with wannabe WD-40 lubricant from the $1 store, and it seem to have solved the problem. I'm guessing the spring mechanism is worn out, which is why the harness buckle won't lock. Another solution is to replace the female lock buckle with an identical part from the used parts junkyard store.
The seatbelt light on the dash stays "on," even when everyone has their belt on, but I don't bother servicing that. If yours have an audible alarm instead of an indicator light on the dash, locate the source of the alarm sound and disconnect the wires to silence the sound.
If both passengers and drivers side retractable belts have stopped moving, then it's likely the controller that's located under the passengers seat has gone bad. If only one side has stopped retracting and moving then that side motor has probably gone bad.
The 91-94 had a motor in the door running a long screw drive. The seat belt anchor moved along this screw drive, when you opened or shut the door the seat belt anchor moved from the rear upper corner of the door to the front of the door allowing you to get out without unfastening it.
The screw and the motor are both subject to failure from age and use like all mechanical and organic things. If you go to getsaturnparts.net you can buy a new replacement, I think they cost more than the current value of the car. If you get one out of a junkyard, most likely it has outlived its service life as well.
If your car has low mileage and was always kept indoors, possibly the mechanism is still good and you can check the fuses under the hood and just to the left of the passenger's knee under the velcro door and replace the fuse. I think you will find however that the fuse will just blow again under the strain.
there is a cable that the auto-seatbelt pulls and pushes from...after a while the cable gets worked into the groove and gets itself jammed and then burning up the motor that operates it. Some of the older Ford Escorts have the same problem. i haven't seen a Colt Vista's door but on the Escort i saw the slot in which the cable moved the seat-belt from the top after i removed the plastic cover. I immediately saw where it was jammed..shoved it in with a screw driver. then i removed the cover where the motor was (near the floor behind the driver's seat) and i manually cranked it to the closed position. The seat-belt was capable of being undone like a normal seat belt at the top. so i had to do that and clasp the bottom lap belt by hand for the lifetime of that car. i could have made it operational so it can jam up again but just kept it sationary to prevent that. At least i wouldn't get a ticket for no seatbelt. hope this helps.
check all under dash fuses (both ends) with test light , some will not light tester at all , those just ignore , they are key on fuses , test only key off fuses , replace fuses as needed with same amperage rating , if not sure : consult owners manual
Hondas and other cars have their seat belts guaranteed for life. Call your local Nissan repair shop and see if this is so. If so, they shouldn't charge you a dime. I bought a very old used Honda once, the seat belt broke, and I got a brand new one installed for nothing.
Just bought a 95 escort same problem on passenger side. Mine was the door latch, it's covered with a rubber boot to make contact when shut. If the boot is wore out it makes contact all of the time causing it to stay in the shut door position. Being handy I cut a piece of plastic from a fast food place and fit it in between to break the contact when up. Belt moves as it should now.