No, it's a mechanically operated ratchet inside that clamps the belt, with
a little counterweight. It's supposed to free up when you pull on the
belt, but the lubrication gets gunked up after a while and the ratchet
sticls. Clean it and lube it.
Do be aware that in some states there are bizarre and draconian laws
about working on safety systems. Your state may require you to replace
the whole assembly rather than cleaning and lubing it.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
On 27 Apr 2008 08:04:20 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
Thanks, Scott. I will put my best man on this.
I can see me getting stopped for an $80 ticket and saying, "but it
doesn't work,..". They'd probably impound the car. In Fla they cut off
a hand,.. Tx they warehouse you in a corporatized prison at $67k per
annum with no chance of parole.
Maybe I'll just get a T-shirt with a seat belt printed across the
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