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I've replaced seat belts twice in my '96 now, (once each side, years apart, different vendors) and both times I was unable to find a set with a proper replacement for the socket end... everybody wants to use elbow brackets and bolts to make a generic part work, but it's missing the "magic"...

In fact, this time, the fitment of the socket end was so bad (the bolt that joined the angle bracket to the belt was going to tear my seat's leather), that I'm still using the original until I can get some better hardware.

Does anyone make a real "bronco" appropriate seatbelt socket replacement? I'm not even picky about color... generic black would work just fine.
 

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I've replaced seat belts twice in my '96 now, (once each side, years apart, different vendors) and both times I was unable to find a set with a proper replacement for the socket end... everybody wants to use elbow brackets and bolts to make a generic part work, but it's missing the "magic"...

In fact, this time, the fitment of the socket end was so bad (the bolt that joined the angle bracket to the belt was going to tear my seat's leather), that I'm still using the original until I can get some better hardware.

Does anyone make a real "bronco" appropriate seatbelt socket replacement? I'm not even picky about color... generic black would work just fine.
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Damn... total search fail on my part... I was sure I'd checked Bronco Graveyard... and those are less expensive than the one I finally purchased.

Ah well, thanks!
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We’re your seatbelts more sensitive then stock on locking up. My passenger is very bad, you have to go very slow for it to not lock up. My driver side is better and you don’t have to go very slow but you can’t do it like a normal cars speed. Also the rear belts it came with didn’t even have retractors so I just kept the stock ones. I got mine from seatbeltplanet.com I’m pretty sure.
 
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I also got mine from Seatbeltplanet. The retractor doesn't have issues with pulling at normal speed (at least the passenger one I've installed so far), but there were minor fitment issues all around.

Never replaced the rears. I've only carried a back-seat passenger once in the entire time I've owned the car.
 

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I have to slap my driver side belt lock several times every time I fasten it to get it to lock. Been meaning to get another one out of the junk yard of any color until I can find the correct color to match what I have.
 

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I have to slap my driver side belt lock several times every time I fasten it to get it to lock. Been meaning to get another one out of the junk yard of any color until I can find the correct color to match what I have.
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We’re your seatbelts more sensitive then stock on locking up. My passenger is very bad, you have to go very slow for it to not lock up. My driver side is better and you don’t have to go very slow but you can’t do it like a normal cars speed. Also the rear belts it came with didn’t even have retractors so I just kept the stock ones. I got mine from seatbeltplanet.com I’m pretty sure.
My belts from JBG are that way. Super annoying. If I were doing it again, I'd just sent the OEs off to be rebuilt with black webbing.
 

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Oh sweet! Good thread. I've been looking for seat belts too. Mine just don't work anymore.
 

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Any install videos anywhere?

Also any suggestions on seatbelts for my 2nd row bench seats?
 

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The install is pretty easy. one bolt at the base of the plastic "female" end, one over your shoulder, one under a bit of plastic behind teh door on the floor. There's a couple of phillips screws holding in the plastic bits on the floor. Just make sure you don't twist the belt as you install it.
You'll need a T50 (T40?) torx driver if I remember right.

Sorry, no advice for the rear belts.
 

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Yo BRO J SIMPSON,

For video, search for "96 bronco rear seat belt replacement" I have videos off.
See Replacement Ford Bronco Seat Belts | SeatbeltPlanet

96 Center Belts @

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😭 my bronco graveyard order arrived damaged, plastic cover snapped off of one of the retractors, do you think this will affect install or functionality?

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Is it worth it to get the seatbelts repaired? My driver side belt is frayed. I was looking to buy an aftermarket one but it seems there are a lot of issues with them.
 
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