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Topic # 238277 10-Jul-2018 11:41
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And won't pass next WOF. It's a pyrotechnic pre-tensioning belt which complicates things. Have found someone in Auckland and someone in Christchurch that will refurbish it with new webbing which is a bit of a relief as I understand the only other legal option is a complete replacement OEM unit which would cost shed loads.

 

Anyone got any experience or knowledge to comment on this project?

 

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  Reply # 2052569 10-Jul-2018 12:08
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I don't know anything about pyrotechnic pre-tensioning but I got a "warning" about my driver's seatbelt in my ancient Corolla a couple of weeks ago.  The tester then said "but don't worry it's perfectly safe".  This makes me wonder whether it's more an FYI incase I hadn't realised as I doubt anything is going to breach the triple reinforced stitching near the edges of the belt.

 

At the time I did some quick Googling and found Super Cheap Auto sell replacement belts if it's easy enough and you're able to give it a crack yourself with the help of Professor YouTube?

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/store/body-parts-accessories/seat-belts/1021545


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  Reply # 2052573 10-Jul-2018 12:17
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We had that with our car - replacement was $700 vs refurb which worked out to $196. Work complete via one of NZ's big brand car dealers with the implicit statement on 'its good', so happy with it until we replace the car





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  Reply # 2052613 10-Jul-2018 13:15
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Wheres the place in CHCH that does the re-furbs. 

 

Ive been "educating' the family and friends who are in my car... "please take care with my seatbelts...  dont slam the door on them". 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2052619 10-Jul-2018 13:19
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Goosey:

 

Wheres the place in CHCH that does the re-furbs. 

 

Ive been "educating' the family and friends who are in my car... "please take care with my seatbelts...  dont slam the door on them". 

 

 

Colin MacDiarmid <colin@seatbeltsdirect.co.nz>

 

Kids and wife slamming car doors drives me effing nuts. The driver's door on my car still closes with a satisfying and subdued clump. The passenger door which gets less use now clanks. Grrrrrrr!

 

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John

 

 


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  Reply # 2052620 10-Jul-2018 13:20
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Goosey:

 

Wheres the place in CHCH that does the re-furbs. 

 

Ive been "educating' the family and friends who are in my car... "please take care with my seatbelts...  dont slam the door on them". 

 

 

 

 

About 10 years go I had one done at a place on Brougham Street, it may have been Fiddymont Seatbelts. Not a 100% sure.


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  Reply # 2052623 10-Jul-2018 13:22
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Goosey:

 

Wheres the place in CHCH that does the re-furbs. 

 

Ive been "educating' the family and friends who are in my car... "please take care with my seatbelts...  dont slam the door on them". 

 

 

I think much of the fraying happens when belts run across zips on jackets etc... causing wear.  Slamming doors on them also won't help their lifespan.


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  Reply # 2052713 10-Jul-2018 14:03
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A very helpful WOF inspector instructed my sister (at the time a young student driving a tidy older car) to use a cigarette lighter to carefully heat treat the frayed edges on the seat belt in her car.

You just wave the flame closer and closer to the furry edge until the heat curls the 'hair' into the belt. This obviously won't fix a cut or damaged belt.

And if the belt looks dodgy, then just replace it regardless.



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  Reply # 2052719 10-Jul-2018 14:07
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1eStar: A very helpful WOF inspector instructed my sister (at the time a young student driving a tidy older car) to use a cigarette lighter to carefully heat treat the frayed edges on the seat belt in her car.

You just wave the flame closer and closer to the furry edge until the heat curls the 'hair' into the belt. This obviously won't fix a cut or damaged belt.

And if the belt looks dodgy, then just replace it regardless.

 

Indeed! My mechanic said the same thing to me in an off the record comment.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052722 10-Jul-2018 14:11
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1eStar: A very helpful WOF inspector instructed my sister (at the time a young student driving a tidy older car) to use a cigarette lighter to carefully heat treat the frayed edges on the seat belt in her car.

You just wave the flame closer and closer to the furry edge until the heat curls the 'hair' into the belt. This obviously won't fix a cut or damaged belt.

And if the belt looks dodgy, then just replace it regardless.

 

and now i understand why the belt had a few slightly melted edges in my first car...

 

 

 

 





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