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seatbelt reposition

Post by skidkid » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:11 am

Ive got a 07 Z4si roadster, the seat belts cut across my neck. I bought seat belt pads but it still bugs me. Has anyone tried repositioning the seatbelt guide? Specifically moving it lower on the seat.
If your not livin on the edge,
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by mac27040 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:18 am

Try raising the seat slightly


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Post by Caemon » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:08 pm

Seatbelt has always bugged me and I've tried pads and different seat heights without success...
IMO the seat belt positioning in the E85/E86 is a bad design for comfort

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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by mac27040 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Which seats have you got? Standard or sports.


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Post by Nondizzyblonde » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:42 pm

I am waiting for an answer to this too!
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by Stuart Truman » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Try Mac's suggestion. I've never had a problem before but thought they were cutting in after my last trip. I'd just cleaned the car and moved the seats about. Good catch!
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by Wa'ya » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:52 pm

The previous owner of my car had taken the seatbelt out of the guide, seems to work pretty well as mine doesn't bother me, but I have the seat as far back as it will go. I think if the seat was forward any I would have a problem of losing the belt behind the seat.
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by skidkid » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:49 am

I have sport seats. Ive tried raising seat but it doesn't make that big of a difference. Just saw where someone installed a double sided washer sort of thing in the guide and it only let the belt use the lower half of the guide
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by mac27040 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 pm

How tall are you?


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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by Nondizzyblonde » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:40 pm

My problem is that I am a sitting dwarf even at 5'9 which means the seat belt almost garrotes me. My height is in my legs. Tried up and down seat positions but it makes no difference. Now my Pug..... allows me to adjust the height of the seatbelt..... hmmmm....
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Post by LeeZ4MR » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:44 pm

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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by mac27040 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Nondizzyblonde wrote:My problem is that I am a sitting dwarf even at 5'9 which means the seat belt almost garrotes me. My height is in my legs. Tried up and down seat positions but it makes no difference. Now my Pug..... allows me to adjust the height of the seatbelt..... hmmmm....
How long are your legs!!!!


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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by Talksthetorque » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:12 pm

6'3". Can't drive it in a t-shirt without it cutting in to my neck.
Its not just a munchkin issue.
(I think that's the pc terminology)
I now wear things with collars.
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by GreyZed » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:48 pm

Strange. I'm a short arse (my height doesn't change much even when I lie down) but I've not noticed any neck irritation from the seatbelt.

Now that you've made me aware of it no doubt it's gonna bug the shite out of me from now on though! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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Re: seatbelt reposition

Post by sk93 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:34 pm

Talksthetorque wrote:6'3". Can't drive it in a t-shirt without it cutting in to my neck.
Its not just a munchkin issue.
(I think that's the pc terminology)
I now wear things with collars.
'Dress like you're just about to meet your worst enemy'
Spot on 6' here and also have the same issue.
My solution has always to pull the belt away from me and let it recoil.. about every five minutes, whilst swearing under my breath at the blasted thing.

it would be so much nicer if the edges of the belt at about neck height were just lined with someone less abrasive than Jimmy Carr at a funeral.
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