Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

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Danyeln
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Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by Danyeln » Fri May 28, 2021 8:39 am

I have been lurking here since not long after I got my Vibe, 2003 Base Lava w/ Moons & Tunes, and yes I drove it off the lot, actually the first one that the dealership sold. lol. Y'all have been an amazing source of information over the years as I cling desperately to my baby.

As she ages, small things are wearing out and this week it is my driver side seat belt buckle. I followed all the directions I found about cleaning out the receiver and had no luck there, so I am on to replacing the part. I am having a lot of trouble finding an OEM part at a salvage yard. Right now I am buckling into the passenger side buckle, which works for now but doesn't feel especially safe. I saw an older thread about the safety light plug for the matrix part not fitting correctly so I would rather avoid that one. So my big question is, has anybody had any luck with a no name replacement?

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Re: Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by joatmon » Sun May 30, 2021 4:03 am

I never had to mess with mine.

Maybe https://www.car-part.com would help finding one at a local salvage yard

Then there's ebay, perhaps https://www.ebay.com/itm/164233629888 or a similar listing there would work

kudos for keeping the car alive for so long

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Re: Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by Danyeln » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:57 am

Thanks for he link, still nothing anywhere near local. Ebay did finally dawn on me after I posted my question and I am waiting to hear back on a couple questions before ordering.

Now to find somebody to replace it for me. I try to do most of my own work but I am just not strong enough to loosen those machine tightened bolts.

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Re: Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by tpollauf » Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:27 am

Some of us here would gladly help you IF we knew your whereabouts :o Update profile for us please :)
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Re: Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by Danyeln » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:12 pm

tpollauf wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:27 am
Some of us here would gladly help you IF we knew your whereabouts :o Update profile for us please :)
That is a kind offer but I think I have it worked out. A coworker's grandson is a mechanic at a local dealership and says he can do it for me. Now if the Ebay seller will just get back to me. His listing did not specify that the plug for the safety light came attached. I can't imagine it wouldn't but I want to confirm before buying.

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Re: Seatbelt Buckle Replacement

Post by zbyers » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:55 am

Danyeln wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:12 pm
tpollauf wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:27 am
Some of us here would gladly help you IF we knew your whereabouts :o Update profile for us please :)
That is a kind offer but I think I have it worked out. A coworker's grandson is a mechanic at a local dealership and says he can do it for me. Now if the Ebay seller will just get back to me. His listing did not specify that the plug for the safety light came attached. I can't imagine it wouldn't but I want to confirm before buying.
If all else fails, I have some OEM ones from an '03 I am parting out... I will be a few hours north of you in a little over a month.
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