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Author Subject: Wet Seatbelts
justsamo

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Post #1
Hello guys,
Quick question if I may?
Had a trawl through the forum but can’t find anything!
Been some crappy weather down here of late!
Got in the car this morning and the drivers seatbelt is soaked.
I’ve checked the door and window seals and that’s all dry, any ideas?
Posted 10th Mar 2019 at 09:55
alcon

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Post #2
Whereabouts on the seatbelt is actually wet? Sounds a bit strange if nothing else is wet. Seatbelts are one of the first places mould grows when the interior is damp or closed up for a while (along with seats and steering wheel). Are you certain the belt us definitely wet and doesn't just feel cold/damp?

Are your carpets dry?

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Posted 10th Mar 2019 at 11:10
justsamo

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Post #3
Yup all dry, it’s just the drivers belt that’s wet.
Seats carpets all dry as well as trim.
Posted 10th Mar 2019 at 12:26
Ben_W

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Post #4
Didn't trap the belt with the door so it was outside the car or the wrong side of the seals did you?

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Posted 10th Mar 2019 at 13:34
justsamo

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Post #5
Nope definitely didn’t trap it! Make a point of rolling it back!
Posted 10th Mar 2019 at 19:34
Ben_W

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Post #6
So which bit was wet? The bit on the reel or the bit that hangs up with the buckle when retracted?

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 13:44
Cjwatson27

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Post #7
Could it be leaking though the rear windows seals ?

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 16:46
justsamo

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Post #8
Definitely the part of the belt that rolls up behind the trim. Just can’t think how water got in there? As far as I can tell the rear quarter window seal is okay as the rest of the back of the car is dry.. Might consider taking a deeper look in that seal or behind the trim then..
Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 18:41
Ben_W

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Post #9
I'd also suggest the window seal to begin with or possibly leaking through the side strips.

Might be worth getting the rear quarter door card thing off and then getting someone outside with a hose whilst you sit inside. Assume the rear foot well carpet isn't wet?

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 19:10
mocinim

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Post #10
Could it possibly be a slug got in,
Or a random belt licker got in some how ,
Perhaps there’s a tiny mouse using the belt ratchet as a latrine
Perhaps you had a really sweaty drive last time and forgot how wet you got
Perhaps someone is trying to knock you off and is slowly dissolving your belt with water over a very long and undiscoverable amount of time
Perhaps there’s a ghost and it’s not water but ectoplasm leaking out after paranormal contact
Just a few things to consider ,
Just in case you run out of ideas !!!!!
Smoke

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 20:32
monty-69

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Post #11
Im going for sunroof, if it has one!
Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 21:57
thugpuggin

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Post #12
Sunroof normally leaks from the front unless the car is parked on it's side...

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 22:25
justsamo

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Post #13
Haha a really sweaty drive... nice!
Cheers all, looks like removing the inner trim is on the cards then!
That’ll add to the rattles the interior trim already makes!!
Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 22:45
alcon

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Post #14
quote:
[quote="mocinim"]a random belt licker


LOL

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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 23:00

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