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LX-E's auto seatbelts?

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by cheap-escort-CAN, Oct 20, 2010.

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    cheap-escort-CAN FEOA Member

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    I thought I have read this somewhere but can’t remember for sure so I will ask. Do all LX-E’s come with auto seatbelts? Thanks for your time.
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    I have heard the Canadian modesl came with manual seat belts, the USA versions with the auto belts. Those of us with no-longer-working auto belts envy the Candian design.
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    thank you for the info I just bought an LX-E and that was one of the major sticking points with me is the seatbelts iam assuming its from the states as it is the first lxe I have seen on the west coast of Canada and it does have the auto seatbelts and I already cannot stand them !!!! Thanks again
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    With my 92 Escort the auto seat belts still work fine, and its handy to be able to hop in the car and drive off - without putting on the lap belt - and being confident I wont get a ticket, since the shoulder belt is visibly 'up'.
    The I got my 91 Escort. Its driver side belt was sticking. I took it apart, lubed it, and it worked great until the cool weather of autumn. So I moved the shoulder belt anchor to the underway position and unplugged its connector. I just have to rememober to put on both belts when using that car. I would be glad to get a good auto-belt assembly from a JY, but most of them are missing already.
    I have gotten used to the auto-belt and dont mind itl but would switch to the Candian style belt if I happened onto one. (Actually I need 3, having 3 2nd generation Escorts).
    If you go after a set in a BC junkyard, be sure to get the interior trim pieces too, since they will be different.
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    i know i said this before but in mine, the only time i have a problem with the seat belt is when the ignition switch is failing.
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    I will more than likely switch them out for manual belts it’s probably just a matter of time before they start to act up. Thanks for the help!
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    another thing to watch when the ignition switch starts to go is the brake light and fuel cut-off light on the dash. they will fade in and out, or will stay on at the same time with the engine running
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    cheap-escort-CAN FEOA Member

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    So I was wondering if I could swap the mx3 1 pc seat into the lx-e (being 6' 5'' and all) and because of the auto seatbelts will there need to be a relocation of the "power box" that’s under the driver seat? Thanks for the input
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    also 4dr, auto if that makes a diff
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    i don't think it will be any issue
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    cool beans. thank you muchllly

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