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Hi Evora owners,

I have a '20 GT, and while it's a totally silly issue, I can't help but ask, to see if it's just me. I do find this annoying/uncomfortable.

I get in, and buckle up, and the belt seems twisted. It has a half twist between the buckle and the shoulder, so to me, that says, if they installed it the OTHER way, it'd lie smooth. Anyone else notice this? Or is it just me?

And no, you can't just move the twist below the buckle, since it's a half twist, it would make the buckle face the wrong way.

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(and if it is wrong, will the dealer correct it?)

Thanks!
 

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btw - admittedly, in the picture, it looks like, "hey Carphoria, just untwist it, above the shoulder" but no, then it has a twist right near the retractor thing, and as that's the part that saves your life, I want that to be smooth flowing.
 

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You can take the retractor off and or where it bolts to the seat... not sure on Evora If lap is bolted to seat or frame, then untwist it. I had to do this in my Exige on both sides.
 

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You can take the retractor off and or where it bolts to the seat... not sure on Evora If lap is bolted to seat or frame, then untwist it. I had to do this in my Exige on both sides.
Funny, I had to do that on my old Elise, but as it had harnesses I was replacing, I figured the previous owner had messed up.

I'll need to look at how buried the retractor is, it's not as exposed as it is in the Exige/Elise.
 

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It's probably easier to unbolt the anchor at the sill, flip it over once, then re-bolt it, and then flip the buckle around by folding the belt over itself, then pull the buckle down over the cross.
 

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I feel your pain. Our first Lexus LC had them like this, they all did, from the factory. I was relieved that the convertible LC we got a couple months back has them in the “normal“ configuration.
 

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It's probably easier to unbolt the anchor at the sill, flip it over once, then re-bolt it, and then flip the buckle around by folding the belt over itself, then pull the buckle down over the cross.
Say that again please! I am slow on the take-up for this one. I tried folding the belt over itself and pulling it through but couldn't manage it.
 

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Say that again please! I am slow on the take-up for this one. I tried folding the belt over itself and pulling it through but couldn't manage it.
Most all buckles can be reversed on a belt if you twist the belt, crease it (or make it as flat as possible), and pull the buckle over the "fold". Let me use my awesome Paint skills to illustrate:

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Same way on my 400 on the passenger side. Drivers side is fine.
 

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I think this happens on a lot of cars when the belt gets "folded" and then someone pulls the buckle over the fold without realizing it. I've had to fix this on new cars, rental cars, you name it. Very common.
 

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my 20' GT with 2 miles on it also has this issue from the start. I also though... ohh just twist it, nope it then becomes flipped. So annoying lol
 

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my 20' GT with 2 miles on it also has this issue from the start. I also though... ohh just twist it, nope it then becomes flipped. So annoying lol
True, but I'm going to see how easily the bottom anchor is to access today. If so, a half flip there, and the agentDr8 method to turn the buckle around, should fix it.
 

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Looks like the anchor is a sliding bar type. You might be able to unbolt one end and slide the belt loop off and flip it over.

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Looks like the anchor is a sliding bar type. You might be able to unbolt one end and slide the belt loop off and flip it over.

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Yup - issue is getting to those bolts, as they are BURRIED under carpet. I haven't looked hard yet, but, it may be a case of, for now, "the juice aint worth the squeeze"
 

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Im pretty sure the belt orientation is intentional. My 21 GT is like this as was a 2018 400 I drove. Seems to work fine for me just need to think when grabbing it.
 

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Yeah the bottom belt bolts are a REAL pain to get to (at least on S1s) there is a plastic cover over them that is glued to the floor and then the carpet on top and the side sills. And not a lot of space once you're there if the seat is still in etc etc
 

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Hi Evora owners,

I have a '20 GT, and while it's a totally silly issue, I can't help but ask, to see if it's just me. I do find this annoying/uncomfortable.

I get in, and buckle up, and the belt seems twisted. It has a half twist between the buckle and the shoulder, so to me, that says, if they installed it the OTHER way, it'd lie smooth. Anyone else notice this? Or is it just me?

And no, you can't just move the twist below the buckle, since it's a half twist, it would make the buckle face the wrong way.

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(and if it is wrong, will the dealer correct it?)

Thanks!
This will sound odd, but I got into the habit of buckling, then slide my left hand from the buckle up towards the back of the seat, and it pushes the “flip” to where it should be and keeps it off me.
 
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