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Old 01-13-2018, 05:14 PM
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Default Does anybody use the clip to hold your shoulder belt in the guide?

As we all know, the shoulder belt holder/guide on the seat has a gap in it, and the belt constantly comes out of it. I was ready to purchase the little clip that holds it in place, but then read a comment online by someone who said that the shoulder belt guide with the gap was only to be used by children and smaller adults. This person said that this information was in the manual.

Consequently, I looked in my manual, and sure enough - on page 65 it states: "The seat has a safety belt guide. The safety belt guide helps position the shoulder belt over the shoulder and across the chest of smaller adults and of older children who have outgrown booster seats. To use the safety belt guide, slide the edge of the belt webbing through the opening on the guide."

Conclusion: 99% of us are not supposed to be using that guide, even though it seems to hold the shoulder belt in exactly the place it needs to be (which would then make using the clip very helpful to keep the belt in place).

What do you think? Do you use the shoulder belt guide? If you do, have you purchased and put into use the little clip that holds the shoulder belt in the guide?

Just wondering . . . . .
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:42 PM
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I use the belt guide. No problems with it coming out of the guide in use and it is very comfortable for me, don’t use the retaining clip either.
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I'm 6'4". It's more comfortable without the guide.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by phatpipez View Post
I'm 6'4". It's more comfortable without the guide.
I'm not quite that tall, but find it more comfortable w/o the guide as well.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:02 PM
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Iím 5í8 so I use it. Hereís my free solution (free because for some reason I have 20 feet of this Velcro in a basement drawer). I just swapped over to comp seats, which are a bit taller, so Iíll see if I will continue to use the Velcro roll.
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Same here.
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I use the belt guide. No problems with it coming out of the guide in use and it is very comfortable for me, donít use the retaining clip either.
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Originally Posted by phatpipez View Post
I'm 6'4". It's more comfortable without the guide.
Maybe I'll get there in another lifetime brother. This go-around, I couldn't even hit 6'
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I bought the $20 little plastic clip to keep it in, because I hated it coming out all the time. I'm 5'9", but with a 34" inseam, so I'm short when sitting down. This is what the holder is for: shorter people. Also the belt comes from a different place in the coupe than the Vert, so that can affect how it behaves.

It was worth every penny to me, and looks OEM. Others have used many methods to keep the belt in place, but I didn't like the looks of any of those options in comparison.
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Yep, I use it too.
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No on Driver. Yes on Passenger.
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i too use the belt guide and purchased the plastic clips to keep it in place. takes a little getting use to. seems more snug and slight restriction to put belt on.
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Don't use it. It is positioned too low for me.
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Originally Posted by f1reb1rd View Post
i too use the belt guide and purchased the plastic clips to keep it in place. takes a little getting use to. seems more snug and slight restriction to put belt on.
I am tempted to purchase and use it as well.

The one negative I have read about is what you just said - it somewhat restricts the movement of the shoulder belt.

On the other hand, that doesn't seem to be a terrible problem compared to the belt constantly coming in and out of the retainer bracket.

That's an annoying problem!
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I use it (5'8") and to keep it from coming out I put a small price of heat shrink tube over the space. Issue solved.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:13 AM
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I am tall 6 feet, my wife is 5-7. I went to home depot and bought 5/8" clear tubing cut it to fit the entire length on the top of the loop. Can hardly see it, the belt stays in place with no problems.
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Originally Posted by RUSTYNKL View Post
I am tall 6 feet, my wife is 5-7. I went to home depot and bought 5/8" clear tubing cut it to fit the entire length on the top of the loop. Can hardly see it, the belt stays in place with no problems.
Now that sounds like a great solution...cost about 25 cents?...I'm your size; my wife is about 5'4".
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I'm a little over 6' and use the guide in my vert. If you don't (on the vert) the latch can get jammed in between the door and the trim when and leave a mark when you shut the door. Several marks later I added heat-shrink to keep it in and no more problem. On the coupe the belt emerges higher on the pillar than on the vert, so the keeper acts a little different.

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I'm 6'2" and skinny, and I find she shoulder belt much more comfortable in the guide. I also found it exceedingly annoying that the belt would frequently remove itself, so I bought the OEM-looking clips, which are great.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:54 AM
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5' 7" here; I use the guide as it's much easier for me to reach around and grab the belt.

It does come out of the guide, and I appreciate the suggestions above!
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:32 AM
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I also hated the belt coming out of the guide. I was in Effingham at Mid America Motor and was talking to Mike Yager about it. He showed me the clips they sell installed on his Z06. I bought them. They look good and do the job. I am 6 ft and they dont effect the seat comfort at all. I would recommend them to anyone.
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