Does this look okay? - seatbelt buckle and Radian


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Is it okay for the seatbelt buckle to be this close to the belt path on a Radian?


Mama Jo

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Disclaimer: *Not a tech*

It actually doesn't appear all that close to the belt path. Did you attempt to install it without twisting down the female end? If you can get it without twisting, it's definitely preferable, and from the way it looks in the picture anyway, it seems like you might be able to. But if not, twisting this end down is an acceptable way to install.

However, it appears that there is also a twist in the belt itself as it's exiting the belt path. Or a fold at the very least. Can you re-thread it to be sure that it's not twisted?

And finally, it looks like the blanket/towel underneath the seat is folded in half or in fourths. While it's best not to have anything under the seat, if you *must* use something to protect your seat it should be as thin as possible - so only a single layer towel/pillowcase/receiving blanket rather than doubling or quadrupling the layers by folding.


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It's perfectly fine where it is right now.

I'd also double check that the lap/shoulder belt wasn't twisted during the routing of it through the belt path. It looks kind of twisted just inside the belt path there, but it's hard to say for certain if it's a twist or just the way the belt ended up positioned after it was tightened.

I agree about the blanket being best if not folded 4 times.

Otherwise looks perfectly fine. :)


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Okay, I just went out and double-checked. The belt is not twisted - just folded a bit at the edge of the beltpath.

The receiving blanket is folded once so that there are two layers under the seat. Is this unacceptable?
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CPST and ketchup snob
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Try to unfold/spread it as much as you can, but sometimes Radians do that to belts. I agree, it's quite far from the belt path. :)

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