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Used Jeep Seatbelt Pretensioners

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About Seatbelt Pretensioners

The seatbelt pre-tensioner tightens any slack in the seatbelt system in the first few milliseconds of a collision by using a tiny explosive charge. The charge drives a small piston which will automatically turn the spool which the belt is wrapped around and tighten it. When the full force of the collision impacts on the driver, they are securely held in place by the seatbelt. This will minimise injury and allow for the driver to be in the correct position for the driver’s airbag to inflate properly, thereby receiving maximum protection benefit.

The seatbelt pre-tensioner uses a similar sensor to that of the  airbag in detecting a rapid deceleration in the event of a collision or sudden stop and will deploy immediately. After any collision during which the seatbelt pre-tensioner has been activated, the whole unit must be replaced as the explosive charge within the unit will only operate once.

The seatbelt pre-tensioner is located to the right/left at the bottom of the door column and is attached to the chassis of the vehicle with steel anchor plates and bolts.

The seatbelt can be pulled out of the pre-tensioner normally when there is no load placed on it.

Jeep trivia

  • The original Jeep was designed in only two days! The prototype took 75 days to be built and then delivered to the US army that had commissioned the vehicle.
  • Jeep has had eight different owners to date. The current owners of the iconic brand are Fiat-Chrysler, but the name has been owned by recognisable names like Renault and AMC.
  • Jeeps have been seen on the big screen a lot, especially in war films. However, it's not just war that is responsible for iconic Jeep designs in cinema. Jurassic Park used a '93 Jeep Wrangler Sahara for the vehicles used in the dino-park, and the most iconic scene showed the Jeep outrunning a T-Rex! There's even a car club called the Jurassic Park Motor Pool, where members have to own a Jeep that has been painted to look like it's come straight from the park.
  • Jeeps have a distinctive flat slotted grill, but it's actually Ford that designed this part. Originally, the grill consisted of 13 slots, but by 1945 the number had dropped to seven.
  • The Jeep is the only vehicle to have won an American Purple Heart medal. The award was given after a Jeep was the first US presence on the beach at Guadalcanal. The Jeep was only slightly damaged, with some bullet holes in the windscreen, but General Eisenhower called the Jeep one of "the three tools that won the war."