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    Default Does anyone know what this cable's for?

    Whilst stripping and cleaning our new leather seats I found a snapped cable (movement cable like a bike brake cable not electrical) inside the rear of the double rear backrest one that comes from the seat catch. But can't for the life of me see where it would go to.

    I thought perhaps it might have gone to the centre rear seatbelt (the previous owner said there was a problem with that belt) as it's about the right length and was heading in that direction, but even after taking the covers off the seat belt mechanism I can't see anywhere this would attach and am stumped, anyone got any ideas? I should be able to repair/replace this as it's only a short piece from a coupler in the seat or swap the one from my old seats if I have to, but would prefer not to have to dismantle my old seats too if possible.

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    Last edited by Ian-Highlander; 29th September 2011 at 07:57.
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    Its the wire to the mechanism that make sure the rear seat is completely back and allows the seatbelt to release i think Ian ?

    Am sure its one i changed on my old Vectra

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    That would make sense as it doesn't release at the moment unless you manually move the mechanism with the cover off it, but I can't for the life of me see where it would attach.
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    Looks as if it would go where the spring is mate
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    I'm wondering if the seatbelt's been replaced, he was a bit vague about it, mentioned something about them having had problems with it and Vauxhall had done something to it. I wonder if the cable snapped so they replaced it with a different model belt or something. I can't see any entry points at all on the seat belt mechanism for the cable.

    Going to have to strip my old seats and compare I guess, unless anyone's got any pics of the centre seat belt with cable attached?
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    Well, mystery partially solved, looking at this pic I found on Ebay it's definitely for the the seat belt, but it also doesn't look like the one in my seat has the necessary hole/fitment for the belt so my previous suspicions may be correct.

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    Looks like part of the pre tensioner set up.

    Where does the other end go?

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    i wouldnt worry about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Looks like part of the pre tensioner set up.

    Where does the other end go?
    Connects straight to the seat catch mechanism on the back of the seat catch.
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    i wouldnt worry about it
    I worry about anything that's broken or not working correctly on or going on my car. I'm a perfectionist as far as the car goes.
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    Ian your correct, that looks same as the one I fitted. The end of the cable attaches to the small box in pic 2 , so effectively it's snapped from the belt mechanism , it's all coming back to me now

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