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RE: 90q Seat Belt Question
>> Having spent a considerable time this past weekend >hugging
>> differential of my wife's 90q in order to install >a new
>> seatbelt, I came to question the efficacy of >Audi's design.
>> belt assembly includes a cable that starts at the >take-up
>> travels forward along the edge of the passenger >compartment,
>What model year is this 90?
>Anyway, what I think you're referring to is the >ProconTEN
>It is not used for locking the belt retractors, but >for
>tensioning the betls in a serious crash. It was >Audi's design
>to other pyrotechnic implementations which used >small
>(a la airbags) to retract and tension belts in a >crash.
>I think the idea behind Audi's system is that in a >serious
>the deformation of the body and the rearward shift >of the
>and transmission will pull on the cables and tighten >the belts
>around the passengers.
I think the main fuction of the ProconTen system is to pull the steering
wheel away from the driver.