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Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by swe280Z » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Both front seatbelt release buttons on my 1994 850 wagon (9/93 build date) have 1/4 inch holes in the middle. It just turned 117K but the red plastic buttons are thin and brittle. Any suggestions on a fix other than swapping out from a P&P which leaves me a little squeamish? I'm afraid if I wait too long, the rest will crumble and I'll have a bigger problem. I know I can't be the only one with this issue. Thanks again.

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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by scot850 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:22 pm

Well you could always buy new if they are still available for your year. Otherwise PnP/junkyard is your best bet. Why does that make you squeamish? Remove them while wearing gloves and clean off with disinfectant, then install.

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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by swe280Z » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Germs aren't a problem but stretched or decayed belts would be. Thinking about maybe gluing something on top of the red buttons before it's too far gone.

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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by cn90 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:45 pm

- Google Volvo 9167651.
- Right now, as we speak, there is a Genuine Volvo seat belt for only $50 on ebay (new is $130).
---> Brand-new Volvo OEM buckle.
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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by Teddy1975 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:00 am

If it's only the red button that has a hole in it, then it can be replaced.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5513/11 ... cle-button

Might be able to find them cheaper than this, was just the first result from a google search.

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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by abscate » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:05 am

A piece of red plastic from the top of a land o lakes canola oil butter container , cut with scissors, and superglued on. Almost a perfect color match

I repair a lot of plastic things by walking around the grocery store and then buying a new food to get the container. You also get to try new recipes , although my anchovie coffee still hasn’t hit big yet
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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by wizechatmgr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:14 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:05 am
A piece of red plastic from the top of a land o lakes canola oil butter container , cut with scissors, and superglued on. Almost a perfect color match

I repair a lot of plastic things by walking around the grocery store and then buying a new food to get the container. You also get to try new recipes , although my anchovie coffee still hasn’t hit big yet
He speaks the truth, believe my alternator got a temporary shield made from a plastic dish to avoid power steering fluid saturation =)
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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by Teddy1975 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:35 am

That's also a way of doing it :)

I seem to remember someone having 3D printed new release buttons and offered them for sale on this board. I can't remember who, though.
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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons  Topic is solved

Post by swe280Z » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Found a simple and cheap solution on ebay for $3.08 with free shipping. They are called 2PC Black Universal Car Safety Seat Belt Buckle Clip Adjust Extender (192045081830). If this hadn't been found, I would have tried the "land o lakes" route. Again, thanks for all the creative ideas. Hope this helps others.

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Re: Broken 850 Seatbelt Release Buttons

Post by abscate » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:16 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:14 am
abscate wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:05 am
A piece of red plastic from the top of a land o lakes canola oil butter container , cut with scissors, and superglued on. Almost a perfect color match

I repair a lot of plastic things by walking around the grocery store and then buying a new food to get the container. You also get to try new recipes , although my anchovie coffee still hasn’t hit big yet
He speaks the truth, believe my alternator got a temporary shield made from a plastic dish to avoid power steering fluid saturation =)
Chinese food container, hot sour soup, 1liter according to my records
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