Steve W, Your advice is nearly always 'spot on' over the years you've
given so much to so many, Thanks. This seat belt extender you suggested
as a solution for an 'issue' , I hope it fixed his Problem. For me my
new 3 inch extender cured my top complant on my vehicle, which was I had
to fight to latch the seat belt, I mean WTF?? ford 'idiots'!
The overriding of latch switch is a big plus too, yes i wear the belt.
SO....The extender works great , but a funny thing happened returning
home from grocery shopping. I placed a box with 4 one gallon jugs of
apple cider on the passenger seat. Started the car and no warning alarms
for miles, exited a highway , made a turn ( i am recalling this now with
20/20 rear sight vision) and the SEAT BELT alarm sounded. Removing the extender
and latching the ford belt did not help. My first thought was this brand
new extender messed up the switch in the latch or something. I pull into
a parking lot, shut it car off, restarted it and the no alarm, fine , replaced
the extender and still no alarm. The trip home was 10 more miles and no alarm.
This am while reading USE NET , I got to thinking , I bet the cider jugs were
just enough while making a hard turn kinda fast to set the warning signal and
I just did not give a thought to the passenger seat belt not being latched.
This happened the first trip with the extender. I'll mess with the empty
seat and see if I get the same reaction my next trip out.