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Old 06 Feb 2005, 04:08 am   #1 (permalink)
Norman Rowe
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The passanger side seat belt locks up . This will not let go of the
passanger. It's suppost to do this on impact. What is wrong and how do
you get at the guts of the system?
Norm

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Old 06 Feb 2005, 08:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 05:08:01 -0500, Norman Rowe wrote:

> The passanger side seat belt locks up . This will not let go of the
> passanger. It's suppost to do this on impact. What is wrong and how do
> you get at the guts of the system?
> Norm


Hate to be a stickler, but which year? Is it a Coupe or Solara? Or a 4
door?

You're going to have to do some interior removal and digging, how much
depends on the year/model...


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Old 07 Feb 2005, 10:26 am   #3 (permalink)
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hachiroku wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 05:08:01 -0500, Norman Rowe wrote:
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> Hate to be a stickler, but which year? Is it a Coupe or Solara? Or a 4
> door?
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> You're going to have to do some interior removal and digging, how much
> depends on the year/model...
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It's a 1999 CE 4 door sedan. How do youo take it apart?
Norm

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Old 07 Feb 2005, 07:55 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 11:26:46 -0500, Norman Rowe wrote:

> hachiroku wrote:
>> On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 05:08:01 -0500, Norman Rowe wrote:
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>> Hate to be a stickler, but which year? Is it a Coupe or Solara? Or a 4
>> door?
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>> You're going to have to do some interior removal and digging, how much
>> depends on the year/model...
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> It's a 1999 CE 4 door sedan. How do youo take it apart?
> Norm


This is a bit of a pain...

You'll have to remove the trim panel from the pillar. I'm not familiar
with this particular year; if you're lucky it's unemcumbered by the belt,
etc. Does the plastic trim panel stop about 1/2 way up? You'll probably
have to remove the door trim pieces at the bottom of the door opening..the
uh..sill pieces. Then look for screws. If there aren't any then GENTLY pry
the trim panel with a screwdriver or a similar, softer item. The belt is
behind there. I'd wager it's either off the track or frayed. If it is
frayed, have it replaced.

What you can try, if it will pull out, is pull it out all the way and have
a look at it. It may not go back in, but you're still no worse than
now...you'll just DEFINITELY have to open it up! Check to see if it's
wet...this can cause it to bind also. (Hang on, just checked your OP,
moisture doesn't cause what you're describing). Also, have a look at the
pillar itself. There should be a little plastic cam with an arm on
it...this is what releases the belt when the door is open. Is it damaged
or missing or stuck? (Trying to think of things BEFORE you start
dismantling the car!)

At any rate once you do get the panel off the seat belt retractor is
behind that, you'll see it and it should be fairly easy to get at. Check
any connectors to it for connection/moisture/corrosion and the whole
assembly for the same. Try pulliung the belt and see if the ratchet works.
It may be evident once you see it why it's not operating.

Except for that lever I mentioned, it's an electro-magnetic inertia lock
that lock the belt in place; I'm sure you've felt it at times locking when
you hit a bump and then unlocking when you relax. For some reason, this
one is not relaxing...

Bear in mind, I'm just a backyard guy that has had about 20+ Toyotas...I'm
not a tech, although I did assemble and test spacesuits for a living at
one point, so I'm not COMPLETELY all wet! Good Luck. Tell me what you
find!

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Old 08 Feb 2005, 01:09 am   #5 (permalink)
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Norman Rowe wrote:
|| hachiroku wrote:
||| On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 05:08:01 -0500, Norman Rowe wrote:
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||| Hate to be a stickler, but which year? Is it a Coupe or Solara? Or
||| a 4 door?
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||| much depends on the year/model...
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|| It's a 1999 CE 4 door sedan. How do youo take it apart?
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I, too, have a 99 Camry CE. The seatbelts that year are the pits...having
far too weak a return spring. I had mine replaced twice under warranty and,
once again, the driver's belt usually fails to retract properly. Poor
engineering, I imagine.


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