What is the purpose of this?

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What is the purpose of this?

Post by 420 SE » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 7:26 pm

Found this plugged into the seat belt catch of the front passenger seat of my new car.

Obviously it is a seat belt catch that goes into a seat belt catch.

Does anyone know what for?

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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by mattml430b » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 7:36 pm

Seems a little pointless doesn't it.


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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by merc-304 » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 7:49 pm

Seatbelt extender ...for pregnant women , firefighters or police with a tool belt...or chubby people etc.
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by mattml430b » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 7:54 pm

It would only extend it 2". Should there be another belt part to it, or are we missing something.


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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by merc-304 » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 8:00 pm

I just googled seatbelt extender pics ....same as above came up...others are longer made with belt material.
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by 420 SE » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 8:02 pm

I can't see it being a very useful extender, it's not even 2 inches. The normal seat belt clipped into it, as it clips into the normal seat belt clip.

I suppose I could ring the dealer and ask...
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 8:10 pm

In your car, would it be used to overcome a seat belt interlock?
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by 420 SE » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 12:25 am

Well it appears that it is for defeating the seat belt alarm but allowing the use of the seat belt by those who are weak* or in case the police arrive.


* wearing a seat belt is a sign of weakness in the Gulf according to a newspaper survey of driver attitudes I read in Dubai a couple of months ago, right up there with using indicators.... :cussing:
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by markb » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 11:13 am

420 SE wrote:Well it appears that it is for defeating the seat belt alarm but allowing the use of the seat belt by those who are weak* or in case the police arrive.


* wearing a seat belt is a sign of weakness in the Gulf according to a newspaper survey of driver attitudes I read in Dubai a couple of months ago, right up there with using indicators.... :cussing:
Yep, seat belt alarm defeated was my first thought, as nothing would amaze me having lived with their driving in the UAE...always got me seeing kids kneeling on the centre console as they overtook you doing 150klm/h +. :wall:
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