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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking seat belts

  WARNING
The seat belt system must be inspected systematically after every accident! If damage is determined at any of the points to be checked, customer must be informed regarding necessity of changing belts.
Points to check
  •   Check belt webbing → Chapter.
  •   Check inertia reel (locking mechanism) → Chapter.
  •   Visually check belt buckle → Chapter.
  •   Check operation of belt buckle → Chapter.
  •   Check belt guide fittings and latch plates → Chapter.
  •   Check securing parts and anchorage points → Chapter.
  •   Checking seat belt restraint function for holding additional child seats (not for driver seat belt) - country-specific → Chapter.
  Caution
If the customer refuses to have a damaged seat belt renewed, an appropriate comment should be made in the service notes.
Checking airbag securing parts after an accident
All damaged securing parts must always be renewed. It is not permissible to bend the components back into shape or »make them fit« The followi ...

Checking belt webbing
Procedure –  Pull belt completely out of inertia reel or lap belt adjustment plate. –  Check belt we ...

Other materials:

Assembly overview - B-pillar trim
  Note The illustration shows the B-pillar trims on the left side. The right-hand side is similar (mirror image of left-hand side).     Upper part of B-pillar trim I: Upper B-pillar trim, 4-door model ...

Folding the backrests on the rear bench seat forwards and backwards
Fig. 95 Rear bench seat: release button ①; red marking ② First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The rear seat is split for folding. Each part of the rear bench seat can be folded down to increase the size of the luggage compartment. Folding the rear ...

Is the smell coming from evaporator or the heat exchanger?
Fishy smell –  Due to leak in engine's cooling system or in heat exchanger of heater and air conditioner unit.   Note If the fishy smell is weaker when the temperature is set to “cold” or st ...

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