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Tobesetc
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Seat belt suddenly went floppy! Reply with quote

Driving the car back from its annual service today, about 2 miles away from the garage the seat belt suddenly lost tension and went totally loose. Stopped and gave it a few pulls, which "fixed" it... but how much confidence do I now have it its ability to save my life?

Does it need a fix or replacement?

[Parked up in my garage, walking back to my house I passed another forum members black on black 997 which I notice has red belts. Hmmm... Red would complement the new red calipers and break up a very dark car...Black on Midnight Blue with the odd burst of red... ]
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS: Having spoken to Jaz, they say seat belt failure is incredibly rare (replaced one in a 993 ever). Their suggestion...see if it happens again.

Is this a gamble I should take for a £120 part? (I'm thinking, replace it immediately).

Also...how difficult can it be to fit one?

(Red - £180ea... gone off that idea!)
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replace it. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind and your life. Wink

Not a fan of coloured belts personally but each to their own.

You could always get a pair of these if a flash of Red is required...

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobes , do it.

I replaced the factory black belts in my 997 with factory spec red ones.

It lifts the interior and compliments the red brake calipers.

It is a DIY job or pay £££ to have it done as it takes all day.

There is a specialist seat belt company in West Byfleet that replaced the webbing for me and they work on some very high end cars. But the prices are very reasonable.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be worth speaking to Stuart at Quickfit safety belts.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Millomboy wrote:
Might be worth speaking to Stuart at Quickfit safety belts.


What Ian said, Proper chap ,great pricing and happy to advise on colour change too
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