I just bought a clean 1996 LX Wagon with 45,000 actual miles on it. Nice little 5 speed, A.C. car. Mocha Frost Metallic. The jackrabbit seatbelts work fine, as intended. My question is this: Is it possible to rewire these things so they are connected to the lap belt latch wiring so that the darn things move forward when I unlatch the lap portion, and move to the rear position when I latch the lap belt? If you get my drift, I want them to actuate only when I put the lap belt on, and disengage when I disconnect the lap belt. My reasoning is three fold: Wear reduction, leading to longer useful life of the track due to avoidance of unnecessary movement. I don't need the belt to go back and forth if I am moving the car in the driveway, that type of thing. Annoyance reduction, I really find these things to be pretty damn stupid. Safety, I would have two options: Both the lap and shoulder belts "on" and working, or not. None of this finding out the passenger is only half buckled in, or forgetting my own lap belt. These belts are about the dumbest idea I have ever seen in a car. Thanks for any input. I will take a look at the wiring schematic, but since there is a switch in the lap belt latch, it ought to be fairly easy? Has anyone tried this? I don't want to source a Canadian Escort and go for a totally manual situation, my belts are functioning as they were designed... If I do this and can make it work, I will post how I accomplished it. Other than these stupid seat belts, the car is a gem and fun to drive. I do have some concerns about the intake valve seats, but it runs cool and I will just cross my fingers. Maybe I can do the seats when I do the timing belt, but an extra $600 to fix Ford's mistake? Ford stinks for putting out a motor that self destructs due to a design and manufacturing defect. Shame on them. What per cent of these engines self destruct due to these faulty valve seats?