View Full Version : Seat belt coil spring

02-21-2013, 03:41 AM
Took apart my front seat belt and removed the wrong screws heh, how the hell are these 2 coil springs suppose to be installed?

One long fat one, and one not as long but thin one.

Hipster Lawrence
02-21-2013, 02:17 PM
If its the really really long springs I think you're talking about just go to the pull a part...

02-21-2013, 02:24 PM
If you are talking about the seat belt retractor, there is only 1 coil spring in there. The side opposite the coil spring has a plastic gear with a a plastic rocker & metal ball/magnet used to prevent uncoiling if not tilted right (or to prevent uncoiling when vehicle impact is happening). If you took the cover off the coil spring (the cover that clearly says DO NOT REMOVE), then that coil spring usually just explodes into a band of spagetti. Then your only option left is what cavemanlarry suggested.

02-22-2013, 01:22 AM
There are two coil springs inside the DO NOT REMOVE cover.. One beefy one and one smaller one.

I can wind them I just don't know how they both install.

I ended up just taking the one from my parts car and swapping the belts (gray vs blue) and tightened the spring a wee bit more.
Now I know wtf todo and I will attempt the passenger one this weekend.