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    installing seat belt button

    just purchased a seat belt button for one missing on my passenger seat belt. it came in two pieces with one having a sharp point that pierces the belt and one with a center hole to fit over the point. my question is how to join the two halves together...looks like the point needs to melt somehow to fill the hole and leave a smooth plug in the middle of the hole. any ideas? thanks as alwaysTeesZee
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    I have done this to mine and...

    as I recall, you push the one side through the belt in the SAME spot that the old button came out from. Then, snap the other side onto the first piece and melt the tab with a soldering gun / iron.

    At least, that is how I did it.

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    Re: I have done this to mine and...

    ok makes sense to me...i have a soldering iron that will do the trick.
    thanks..i was trying to think of a good heat source for a small spot and never thought of the soldering iron. next weekend.TeesZee
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    easier to just "compress it"(like at the factory)

    ..that's a special composition plastic..you don't need to burn it..you just compress it..I just installed one the other day..snap together, then squash the pointy protuberance..a flat-face pliers, or a pair of channel locks and a small flat piece of metal(to act as a sort of anvil).apply steady, even pressure...or i f you had a hard surface available(improvise!), you could probably just smack it with a small hammer..If you examine an oe button, you'll get the point(and actually be able to see it!)..Z3CHEERS! dk'97 2.8 bg R("Z-KANE")

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    Re: easier to just compress it(like at the factory)

    whew!! it was harder to smash than I thought...used a solid metal under neath..then a bolt on the point and many smacks of a small hammer to flatten it so that the button would stay on over the flattened point. Think i have it now where it will stay together. thanks for the info..prob a better choice for me as my touch with a soldering iron leaves a lot to be desired.TeesZee
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    Re: easier to just compress it(like at the factory)

    Could you not just put a scrap of plywood on top and bottom and take a large Vise grip wrench and squeeze together-?

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    needs a hard, flat surface for best results..dk


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