[Biturbos4] Seatbelt behavior

Steven Lin steven at juniper.net
Tue Sep 12 13:16:56 EDT 2006

Andy Turner writes:

> The rear seatbelts in my 2000 S4 are a PITA to use with the child seat
> we have. It's because once you pull the belt out, and then let it back
> in just a little, it won't come back out again until it's first gone
> *all* the way back in. Is this the case with all Audi/VW cars? Is
> there some way to switch the behaviour? 

Just my own opinion, but I like this feature.  It avoids having to use
the dreaded locking clip, which are a pain in ass (or arse as you
Brits would put it).  

You really have to pull the belt out quite a ways before the one-way
locking engages, so just make sure not to pull it out that far when
installing the child seat.

BTW, don't think for a moment that you can get away with not using the
locking clip in a car without this feature.  I once tried that in my
in-law's car and was a bit shocked to find the car seat with my son in
it on its side after I took a turn a little faster than usual.

Steven Lin
Juniper Networks

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