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Old 24-03-2014   #1
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1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

This is the stupidest of things to happen but it's so frustrating!
Friend sat in passenger seat and dropped a load of money all over and a 1 coin went in-between the seatbelt lock and the seat. It's now STUCK on the metal thing that lets the seat slide backwards and forwards.
I've tried every which way to get it out as it's causing a constant rattle and driving me mad.
Has this happened to anyone else and is there a way I can get to it without taking the seat off?
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

Blu Tack? Or even some chewing gum on a small stick?
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

This happened to me too, and short of removing the seat (or turning the car upside down) all I could do was to hold the 1 coin in place with some blue tak to stop it rattling. I tried chewing gum and sticky tape on a stick but couldn't get the bloody thing out! My fix is crude, but it stops the infernal rattling!
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

You could try a three pronged pick up tool from the parts store.
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

WHat about cutting up a fridge magnet into slices and putting that in there.

I am in Oz so don't know how mettalic a 1 Pound coin is ...
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

Try that with a 1 or 2 dollar coin and see how you go, they're both metallic
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I am in Oz so don't know how mettalic a 1 Pound coin is ...
The OEM ones aren't, but some of them might be.

It's reckoned that up to 3% of 1 coins in circulation are fake.

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ask a Scotsman he'll get it out
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ask a Scotsman he'll get it out
take less than two MONTHS though..!!
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ask a Scotsman he'll get it out
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take less than two MONTHS though..!!
And he'll want to keep it for his trouble.
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

Quote Originally Posted by stu0710 View Post
This happened to me too, and short of removing the seat (or turning the car upside down)...........
Don't really see any issue with that idea

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ask a Scotsman he'll get it out
Ha Feckin Ha. Sod off ya racist bampot.
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And he'll want to keep it for his trouble.
Same to you.
Ha Feckin Ha. Sod off ya racist bampot.
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

Pah sod the scotsman you want a Yorkshire man .......

Simplest method would be to remove the buckle and invert it.....

Could try blu tack on a screwdriver....

Or a vacuum to suck it out
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Re: 1 coin dropped down seatbelt lock

Try a vacuum cleaner . At work this is the easiest method for getting loose change from the hardest of places.
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