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Old 12-14-2003, 01:17 PM
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Question Red button stuck down on rear seat belts???

I have a problem. If you press the red release button to release the seat belt it will get stuck down in the release position on the back seats. Then when you try to fasten the seat belt the grabbing mechanism won't work because the button is stuck down. One side I can't get the button un-stick but the other side will pop back up with a little help of a tool "small screw driver". Once the button is up it will work just fine as long as you don't press it too hard. However the red button feels some what sticky but not bad.

Is there a way to fix this? Perhaps, some kind of lubricant? My car is a 98 528i sport package.
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Old 12-14-2003, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by hagenmi1
I have a problem. If you press the red release button to release the seat belt it will get stuck down in the release position on the back seats. Then when you try to fasten the seat belt the grabbing mechanism won't work because the button is stuck down. One side I can't get the button un-stick but the other side will pop back up with a little help of a tool "small screw driver". Once the button is up it will work just fine as long as you don't press it too hard. However the red button feels some what sticky but not bad.

Is there a way to fix this? Perhaps, some kind of lubricant? My car is a 98 528i sport package.
With seat belts, I wouldn't take a chance. I'd get them replaced.

Just my $.02.
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:08 AM
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Had the same problem

One of my kids dropped a dime down the slot. Did the extraction with a flashlight and some tweezers. Works fine now.
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Old 12-15-2003, 02:21 PM
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Sometimes dealers will replace a broken seat belt under warranty (happened on my Land Rover... previous owner broke it, unrelated dealer replaced it for free) to avoid an unsafe (read possible lawsuit) situation later. Worth a try...
 

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