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Seat Belt Replacement

Discussion in 'Safety & Security' started by Westdoor, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Westdoor

    Westdoor FEOA Member

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    Hey everybody,

    I have a 1994 Escort LX and the owner before me cut out the seat belts where they connect to the door and the center console. I was just wondering what the best way to go about replacing them would be. Would it be easier to go to a JY and get some or is there another option. They are the electric seat belts and I still do have my lap belts.

    Thankyou :]
  2. denisond3

    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess either going to a JY, or checking on ebay and seeing if someone is selling them. I have had success several times with finding an ebay seller who is a junkyard, that is selling stuff similar to what I want, and sending them an 'ebay question' asking if they have what I need.
    The shoulder belts each attach to a spooling item inside the console, and those are pretty easy to unbolt. You remove the 4 small phillips head screws and the rear section of the console will lift up/off around the hand brake lever.

    I dont know where you live and drive, but not having the shoulder belt on would get me pulled over for a citation in every locations I drive; and having part of the seat belt 'system' missing would make the car fail the annual safety inspection.

    On one of my 2nd gen Escorts the shoulder belt stopped working - jammed halfway. I had to use the little allen wrench they supplied in the glove box to work that sliding attaching point for the belt back to its rearmost position. Noow I hook that belt up like the lap belt. Some folks leave that shoulder belt attached above the door, and slide it over their heads when getting in and out.

    I think the Canadian escorts came with the more common style of a combined shoulder and lap belt - but I havent seen one of those in any US junkyards, or I would have gotten them.
  3. Westdoor

    Westdoor FEOA Member

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    Thank you, I'll definitely check that out, I really appreciate all the info :]

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