How to Fix the Seatbelt Retractor on a Volvo S80

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The Volvo S80, a midsize sedan first manufactured and sold in 1998, is currently in production. The car features standard seat belts for the driver and passengers. The seat belt can be adjusted by pulling on the belt from a retractor mechanism located in the door frame. Issues include: the seat belt getting stuck in the retractor, the auto-locking mechanism of the retractor getting stuck or the retracting getting broken. Inspect the retractor to determine how to fix any of these issues.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Grab the top portion of the seat belt near the rectractor and quickly tug. Pull on the seat belt several times to release it from the locking mechanism of the retractor.

  2. 2

    Insert a knife into the retractor mechanism located in the top of the door frame. Untangle a stuck seat belt by straightening out the belt with the knife.

  3. 3

    Pull the seat belt all the way out from the retractor.

  4. 4

    Release the seat belt to fully go back into the retractor. By pulling the seat belt completely out, the auto-locking mechanism resets.

  5. 5

    Take your vehicle into an authorised Volvo mechanic or dealership. A seat belt and retractor that isn't working properly needs to be inspected and fixed by a trained professional.

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