Front seats

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Re: Front seats

Post by zapcity » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:20 pm

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Re: Front seats

Post by frenchfries » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
frenchfries wrote:
I think I will switch the Pre-tension belt system with my old one OR keep the little red button firmly "OFF".

when you move the seats or the pre-tensioner I'd switch off BUT
I'd always make sure the pre-tensioner is 'armed' when the seats are in the car. they are a safety feature
Ok, so the switch can be turned on again then.

Thanks for that as always :)
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Re: Front seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks for the info on the pre tensioners - Al has taken the front seats out of our GT breaker this morning and found this thread very useful as the 480s he did previously didn't have the pre tensioners. He was hoping for explosive ones, having been in the airforce and worked on ejector seats but they were 'only' mechanical. :(
In amongst the garbage under the passenger seat we found this:

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No idea if it was on the pre tensioners originally or if it came from something else, but I'm pleased to say there weren't any fingers :rofl:
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Re: Front seats

Post by eye of ra » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:17 pm

Yes it was. It covers the mechanism and should be in place for the reason it says.

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Although unlikely if the pretensioner was to go off while your fingers were in the mechanism OUCH :boom:
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Re: Front seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:57 pm

aha, thank you for that, I'll check the other GT and see if that has both covers in place.
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Re: Front seats

Post by dcwalker » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:21 pm

They come off once the tensioner is fired as the buckle retracts...

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Re: Front seats

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 pm

Both pre tensioners in Junk are fired, also the drivers seat in Al's GT. Has anyone done a re set recently enough to do a 'How to' on it ? Al's had one apart and can only see where one of the trapezoids fits in.
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Re: Front seats

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:Both pre tensioners in Junk are fired, also the drivers seat in Al's GT. Has anyone done a re set recently enough to do a 'How to' on it ? Al's had one apart and can only see where one of the trapezoids fits in.
ah that could be an issue, I'm sure there are a pair of those within the trigger??

, I'm not really keen on opening mine up as I don't fancy them triggering!!

when I get home I'll look and see if Istill have the contraption I made up so that others can at least have a starting point for their own design.

PS my plasstic covers over the buckles are held with black gaffer tape (AKA carpet tape :wink: ) , it is down low enough to be 'out of sight'
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