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    Could someone of you help me with some pictures showing seatbelt pretensioners in their different mounting locations for a power point program?
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    Don't know of any power point presentations but I know that if you go to GM.com they have some information on the whole Supplemental Inflatable Restraint Systems. Seat belt pre-tensioners are a vital part of the SIRS.

    In the air bag class that I teach we touch on the pre-tensioners. GM mounts them at the base of the front seat belt attachment (where you clip the shoulder harness into the seat. They have a charge in them that will pull the harness tight in the event of an accident.

    You will be able to tell if they have been activated as it will be hard to find the release (red) button for the seat belt since it will be pulled down into the seat.

    Hope that helps.
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    JoergHeck... you've got mail.

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    I found some really good pictures by using a search engine and searching seatbelt pretensioners. I will look back and see if I can find a list of some of the websites that I used.

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    Hey Ratchet, how about posting the pictures here for everyone's benefit?!
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    Well... here's one I found on the net. I've got some illustrations of the buckle assembly on BMW's, but I got them off the BMW site (the one only tech's can get on) so I don't think I can repost them on here. But... here's one type of tensioner. FYI: The one's on BMW's are actually buckle tensioners. On impact, the buckle will pull down, tightening the belt.
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    Thumbs up Ford Taurus

    Here are two pics of a pretensioner from a 2002 Ford Taurus before and after deployment.

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    Lightbulb Pre-Tensioner Video Clip

    Anyone wanting a video (MPEG) of the above pre-tensioner being fired, send me an e-mail and I'll send it to ya. Make sure your e-mail account can accept a 1 mb file though.

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    Great pix Dan!
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    Thank you for your previous answers and for the pictures. As I said in my first posting I'm especially looking for pictures showing the pretensioners in their different mounting positions in the car, like the one daniel posted!

    I already have technical drawings showing to different kinds of other pretensioners. The drawings are Courtesy of DaimlerChrysler.
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    Here is the next one...
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