Something fell into seatbelt slot - how to retrieve?

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engeler
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Something fell into seatbelt slot - how to retrieve?

Post by engeler » Wed May 06, 2020 11:00 am

Murphy's law struck again. In the process of removing a SD card from the glove box, I dorpped it and it flew into the slot where the passenger seatbelt goes into the floor between the front and back doors. I would like to retrieve it, but I'm unsure how to remove the plastic that surrounds the slot.

I've searched for a tutorial, but I'm not sure of the correct terminology and haven't found anything. Can I do this without tools?

Cheers in advance.

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Re: Something fell into seatbelt slot - how to retrieve?

Post by vectra » Wed May 06, 2020 11:42 am

Can you see it in there?
Maybe some double sided tape on a blade and try to retrieve it that way?
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Re: Something fell into seatbelt slot - how to retrieve?

Post by elevenses » Wed May 06, 2020 12:43 pm

Vacuum it.
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engeler
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Re: Something fell into seatbelt slot - how to retrieve?

Post by engeler » Wed May 06, 2020 6:25 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. from the sound it made, I think the card fell pretty far inside. Can't see it; tried the tape thing with no success. I found a video showing how to replace a seatbelt on a VW - it looks like the plastic trim will come off with pressure, starting with the lower column, then the horizontal trim. I'll get a trim removal tool, then try my luck.

At first I thought it was just the sd card with the music, which is no big deal, but in fact it's the navi sd card, so it's imperative to get it out.

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