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Rear passengerside seat belt stuck in retracted position,cannot raise rear seat to upright position. how do I fix it?

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You will most likely need to replace the seatbelt retractor. The best place to find a replacement is usually your local self service auto salvage lot. I replaced mine last year and it ran me $10 for the retractor and u pull and pay.

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