Missing seat belt?

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Missing seat belt?

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Have just found that the rear centre seat belt consists only of the short part with the socket/release, and nothing else.
Would have expected at least a lap strap too, but it's not there - neither under the cushion nor behind the armrest drape.
Was the 5th belt some kind of optional extra in '92?
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Surely not an option. You did check under the seat by folding it down(up)?
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Yes, not there. Three release buckles, but only the two lap+diagonal main belts.
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I doubt they’d install a release buckle without a belt for it!

Therefore I would suggest it’s been removed rather than being optional.
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That was my guess too. Easily enough remedied. An odd thing to find.
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Just taken another look, and it's now obvious that the centre long belt has been removed. One of the anchorage bolts has a gap under the head, and is only anchoring one strap instead of two. Will get another belt ordered.
This afternoon's matriculation test should be interesting, for the 5-seater [-o<.
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if it has been split/frayed etc maybe it was removed for MOT purposes? anyway, if its not there they cant test it! as you say easy to replace
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Now replaced. Complete new one only €14!
Was a tad concerned about the matriculation (re-plating) test, as it's meant to be exceptionally thorough, and for some reason a seat-belt check on all seats (and this is logged as a 5-seater) is normally done to the letter.
As it turned out, the matric test was anything but thorough - I think a mixture of minor industrial action at the centre, some obvious delight in seeing a BX in Malaga, and seasonal goodwill.
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