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Seatbelt Retractor

I need to replace the drivers seatbelt retractor. I'm fairly new to working on the Solstice. Just bought it last fall and it looks like the pervious owner did a very poor job on maintenance. I have figured out that replacement parts are hard to come by. Wondering about removing the cover for the seatbelt. Does the cover for the seatbelt snap off, or is there a trick to get it removed. Don't want to break any tabs. Also are the retractors available or are they interchangeable with others? Thank for any help available.
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Arrow Try these folks...

I don't know if these folks can help but they have been in the business long enough to give you a good answer. I will have them reweb the driver side seat belt for my Roadmaster wagon in a month or two. They will work on a detractor IF it is capable of repair. Worth your time to contact and find out. You may have to send the part in for evaluation.

https://www.ssnake-oyl.com/ For the rest of us interested, with seat belt issues, take a look. I think you will be glad you did.

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Wondering about removing the cover for the seatbelt. Does the cover for the seatbelt snap off, or is there a trick to get it removed. Don't want to break any tabs.
Everything snaps off. You'll need to pull up the plastic sill plate first, then the 3/4 panel. Better to use plastic pry tools for the 3/4 panel, not just pull. Those panels are formed from an inner and outer piece and you can break the welds between the two if you just pull on the outer (unless you're very careful). Then you may need to (I can't recall for sure) lever back that side of the big 'waterfall' panel for full access to the retractor. Again, pulls off.

UPDATE: a couple of pics from google search:

http://www.cherod.com/solstice/HowTo...s/image011.jpg

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