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How do I release seat belt ratchet if it retracts too far?

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Hi All,

I'm working on my Elise and I had to remove the seat belt mount temporarily, but when I did that, it retracted way too far and now the ratchet has engaged. I can't figure out how to release it. I've removed the seat belt retractor but I don't see a ratchet release anywhere obvious. Has anyone hit this before? Right now, it's retracted so far, that I can't even attach it to the seat.
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Oh, I found something that may help. This looks annoying:
This was some sort of fluke. The other side seat belt didn't lock when retracted far, so I figured that maybe the inertia mechanism got stuck for some reason, and rotated the thing every which way until it released. It's fine now. Go figure.
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