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Old 03-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb I am contemplating automatic seatbelt mod...

I remember many a time entering my dads kick-ass hatchback *plymouth colt* and having these seat belts secure me into the front seat automatically after closing the front door. Now that I have my own car I wish to do something like this. Seems like it'd be a daunting task for me but maybe I'll figure something out and post it. what do you guys think???

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Old 03-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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remember the last time they had that? It was like the early 90's. It died for a reason. Besides, it would be such an incredible amount of work to get that so it would work and be able to pass safety standards.
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Not familiar with the Colt, did it do both the shoulder and the lap belts? I had an Escort that did just the shoulder, and thought that was the stupidest thing in the world since you ended up attaching the lap belt yourself anyway. (Yes, I know it was one of the government mandates as a way to bridge into airbags, etc, but in my view that didn't make the system any less stupid)
Good luck on your project, my own take has always been that I can put the belts on just fine by myself!
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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Okay, now I know doing a triple post was not me. what in *ell is the forum doing?
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I never thought I would see the day someone would have fond remembrances of the automatic seat belt. Most people hated that with a passion, I know I did because you had to "remain clear" of the belt while it did its thing or you got a seat belt to the face or got your arm tangled in it. Or you disconnected the belt from the track and then manually clicked it yourself which defeated the purpose.

I suppose anything is possible with enough time and money but I don't envision trying to retrofit a system like that into a Focus being easy.
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well it was more a nostalgia from my childhood thing. Born in 1991.

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hahahahaha,lol. it just wont work, you would have todo alot of moding and if you ever got pulled over , and the cop knows cars , he would write up a ticket for not waring a state approved seat belt.
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well it was more a nostalgia from my childhood thing. Born in 1991.

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wow..... you're young. lol


don't do it.. the belts are a pain in the 8ss
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