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By "retractor" I'm mean the belt pretensioner on the lower part of the buckle assembly. (Not the retractor on the belt assembly which rolls the belt up when not in use). My bad, I should have used the correct term. The pretensioner has a squib (explosive) in it which, when the airbags are deployed, yanks the seatbelt an extra 3" tighter. This is a violent action. In fact, on the single seat I acquired, the pretensioner had been tripped in a wreck. The black ribbed neoprene cover below the buckle was "accordian-ed up", the whole thing clearly 3" shorter, and the terminal end of the cable the buckle is mounted to was actually thrust outward and protruded through the plastic cover on the side of the seat! So if, like me, you're harvesting the good middle passenger buckle/pretensioner to keep connected and tuck away under the single seat, safe and SECURE placement under that seat is an important consideration - if set off that thing will really jump I'd imagine. I'm using hose clamps to secure it to the back of the seat frame. If you're keeping your tire jack kit under the single seat there's really only one good place to mount the extra buckle/pretensioner - near the back left part of seat frame.
Again, use extreme caution when considering placement of the "extra" buckle/pretensioner under the (single) passenger seat! If set off in a collision it will want to jump violently!
As always, use information here at your own risk. Poster has senior moments and assumes no responsibility ... legal blah, legal blah.
2015 high-roof 1500 gasser, nicely optioned ... w/ leather wheel & one-too-many seats
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