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  1. #1
    CPS Fanatic Simplysomething's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Under a rock. In a Cave. On Mars (VA).

    broken seat belt

    I HAVE asked about this before, but I'm not sure if it was before I registered, or what.

    I have a 97 Ford Escort, the middle seat belt does not work. When I've called the nearest dealership/service thingy they couldn't even give me an estimate about what it would cost to fix the thing.

    From what I recall, you guys said that they SHOULD replace the belt? (The belt, I assume the male part is the part that goes into the other part, right? Okay, then that would make the "other part" the "female part" right? Okay, the Female part, I cannot push the buckle into. It's like there is something broken off or blocking the belt tongue thing.

    Now, I know it used to work, because I had my older sons seat installed there for three years or so. I don't remember when I noticed it (and every so often I'll forget that the freakin belt is broken and try to put the carseat there, ya know, so I can maybe drive around another person--which I can't to with both the booster and the carseat outboard [no one will fit, and it's a lap belt]).

    Anyway, what do I do? Do you know how much it would run to fix the danged thing?
    apparently, people put stuff here.
    photos of my extremely adorable spawn.
    their stats and a
    witty quote.

    posted from my computer using the internet...
    Super SEEEEKRIT stuff here.

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    Car-Seat.Org Zealot skaterbabs's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Central Virginia
    No clue on cost, but tell the dealership that you're buckle is broken and you need a new female end.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
    Mom to CJ (7/96, seatbelt), Gregory (4/98, seatbelt), & Joyjoy (10/03, misc. booster seats)
    "That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on."
    - Denis Waitley



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