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Well, I must say this one is quite the rare problem. I was at a friend's house last night, and when I was getting out of the car, a penny fell out of my pocket, right into the driver's seatbelt latch! I didn't notice until I tried to buckle up when I was leaving, of course this only jammed the penny partially under the release latch. I tried to remove it with tweezers and pliers, with no luck, but I don't want to tamper heavily with it. I'm able to buckle my seatbelt into the passenger seatbelt latch for a temporary solution, but that means no passengers, or atleast no front passenger for me. I've got an appt. for an inspection and oil change with Volvo on tuesday, but I wanted to see if you had any solutions or suggestions to try and remove the penny now. I don't want to try anything crazy, because that's just stupid to tamper that much with a volvo safety device.<p>Talk about dumb luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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Rather than using something to grab the coin (tweezers, etc.) have you tried prying it out? Try slide the penny over to one side and use something stiff and thin to get under it and roll it up the side fo the latch. Not much leverage but worth a try.
 

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Re: Penny Fell Into Seatbelt Release (makonyy15)

Is the penny loose in there? If so, and if you have a tank-style vacuum, you may be able to suck it out with the vacuum hose.
 

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It was wedged in there pretty good, and well leverage didn't work, but thank goodness my dad's a Gastroenterologist! haha he came home and had some extra medical clamps laying around and was able to get it out. Simply put he just said i'm used to getting things out of places they shouldn't be, so all in all, problem solved!
 

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Re: Penny Fell Into Seatbelt Release (makonyy15)

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read your post. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I did exactly the same thing last year. Except it was on a Friday and I was heading out of town on a vacation the next day. And like you, I didn't immediately realize it, so I accidently jammed the penny in further when I tried to put my seatbelt on. <p>Unfortunately, I had to install a new latching mechanism. And come to think of it, the dealer didn't even return my penny! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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tweezers and patience will work at times. Either that or replacement of the catch is needed. NOTE: the seatbelt catch will split apart if forced. <br>
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> You mean i'm not the only one! Well I'm glad it's out now without any damage. I already had to take the car to Volvo today for a 15k maintainence, NYS Inspection, Faulty (sp) rear 12v outlet, and a rear passenger grab bar clip that broke. Oh well, at least no penny problem anymore!
 
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