How To Test a Seat Belt

Categories: Seat Belt Pretensioner Repair

Seat belt not pulling out?

We rebuild seat belts

  • Received seat belt back and it’s stuck?
  • Seat belt not retracting?
  • Defective seat belt?
  • Not pulling out?


How to: Test seat belt good or bad

How to: Get seat belt ohm resistance reading

This will tell you if the sensor is good or bad, that keeps the airbag light

  • Use a multi-meter
  • Good seat belt will give you an Ohm reading value between 2 – 3 ohms

Yes, we can rebuild your seat belt pretensioners

Seat belts help save more than 13,000 lives a year and can cut your chance of
being injured or killed in an auto accident in half. They are a very important
safety measure in your car and ensuring that they function properly is one of
the easiest ways to help keep yourself and your passengers safe and protected.

Visually Inspect the Fabric

The seat belt fabric webbing should not be cut, frayed or overly worn in any
spots. This fabric is meant to withstand a huge amount of force and a cut or
rip may make it snap- leaving you or a rider unprotected.

Pull the seat belt out as much as it can extend to inspect as much of the material
as possible. If you see any signs of wear and tear, replace it.

Test the Buckle

The buckle should not be chipped or have any rust on the metal components. It
should easily buckle and unbuckle without sticking or having to be forced in.
In addition to inspecting the buckle itself, make sure you examine the button
you push to release the buckle to make sure it is not damaged. If your seatbelt
does not easily buckle and unbuckle, you need to replace the faulty part to fix
the issue.

Extend and Retract the Belt

The seat belt webbing should smoothly extend and retract to comfortably fit someone
sitting in the seat. It should not fit too snugly across the chest or lap and
should allow you to lean forward and recline without it becoming too loose. If
your seatbelt does not easily extend and retract, you may need to replace the
spool in your retractor mechanism.

Activate the Locking Mechanism

Your seat belt retractor spool is equipped with a locking mechanism that stops
the seat belt from extending when the car suddenly decelerates or the seat belt
webbing is suddenly jerked outward, depending on the make and model of car. This
locking helps stop your body’s forward momentum when you are involved in an accident
or need to perform an evasive maneuver to avoid an accident.

If you are unsure of what type of seatbelt locking system your car has, try both
systems of activating the locking mechanism to ensure that it is functioning
correctly. If not, your retractor spool needs to be taken apart and a broken
component either fixed or replaced.

We rebuild all seat belt prentensioners and buckles

  • Seat belt locked after an accident/collision
  • Seat belt not working properly
  • Seat belt is cut, torn, ripped
  • Seat belt webbing is cut
  • Dog chewed up your seat belt
  • Airbag light is on

Our services are an alternative to dealership expensive part replacement. Stop
buying used or new seat belts  and send your original seat belts to us for
repair. We will restore your bad damaged seat belts to its original
factory condition using OEM parts, meeting or exceeding the manufacturer
specifications and send it back to you within 24 hours. Our service is 100% guaranteed
or your money back.