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fer355
01-06-2009, 09:33
anyone local glasgow area got apair of seat belts for a mk2 mr2 mines failed mot

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 12:37
Did they fail co`s they dont lock when pulled?

If so tell them they are ment to be like and/or take your car somewhere else, if its not co`s of that ignore me!

fer355
01-06-2009, 14:56
thats why it failed should they lock wen pulled i thought they should

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 16:32
No if its a import they lock when cornering, braking etc. they have a cup and ball mechanism, tell them to drive it and slam on the brakes the belt will lock!

Your garage obviously doestn know MR2`s all that well, take it somewhere that does.

NDR008
01-06-2009, 17:07
They are inertia belt. They engage when the car experiences change in g. My AE92 import has the same type of belts. You can pull them while stationary as long as you want. Take a corner hard or brake hard and you won't be moving off your seat.

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 17:16
All seat belts are inertia reel belts.

They are called ELR V (Emergency Locking Retractor - Vehicle sensitive). i.e they are senstive to the movement of the vehicle not by being yanked.

Rowdan
01-06-2009, 18:44
All seat belts are inertia reel belts.

They are called ELR V (Emergency Locking Retractor - Vehicle sensitive). i.e they are senstive to the movement of the vehicle not by being yanked.

As opposed to ELR VW (Emergency Locking Retractor - Vehicle and Webbing sensitive) which are sensitive to the movement of the vehicle or rapid movement of the webbing (belt). :nerd: ;)

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 18:46
Yeah they are not ELR VW as they dont lock when you yank them??

OlberJ
01-06-2009, 21:09
Is that a UK mot law though? Does it need the VW's?

Gary Symons
01-06-2009, 21:16
http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_510.htm

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 21:20
the locking mechanism of a seat belt does not secure or release the belt as intended

It just needs to work as "intended".

So if it doesnt lock when yanked co`s it isnt ment to then its not broke!

OlberJ
01-06-2009, 21:26
Nice one. There you go Fer355, go sock it to the man!

Lewis Jay
01-06-2009, 21:27
I have had my car for 9 years (Rev 1 with belts that dont lock when yanked) and I have only come across 1 garage that had a problem with these belts.

6 MOT`s done at different Toyota garages (no problems).

My most recent MOT was at a place I had not used before (not Toyota) and they said the seatbelts were broke and failed the MOT, on asking them to show me the rule that states the seatbelts had to lock when yanked they changed there mind!

fer355
02-06-2009, 10:04
cheers guys

T.I.M
02-06-2009, 13:54
fer355, if it turns out that your belts are knackered, I have a set you can have. I'm down port glasgow way. but they will be the same as you have in your car just now as they're off an import too.

Tim

fer355
02-06-2009, 14:10
cheers its booked in again the morra so we shall see how it get s on

fer355
03-06-2009, 12:55
fek n thing passed no problems

Lewis Jay
03-06-2009, 12:58
Did you take it back to the same place or somewhere else?

fer355
03-06-2009, 17:11
naw somewhere else