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The seatbealt will not buckle in my 97 Toyota Corolla. I tried cleaning the inside with alcohol and q-tip,spraying it with computer air and spraying it with WD-40. It still will not buckle and click. The local Toyota dealership gave me a quote for $190 in parts and one hour labor. Apparently you would have to take the seat out in order to replace this part. Should i just have them do it- or should i seek out the part myself and have someone just install it? I would try to do it myself but i dont know how to take the seat out and there is electrical componets under the seat that its attatched to.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Sorian, Yes, you can obtain the part on your own and have an independent shop replace for you. It may be more cost effective for you that way!

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd You could ask a local independent shop if they could find you a used seatbelt and replace it for you.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Greetings, While it does not necessarily have to go through the dealer, this is one that is better left to a professional technician. If the seat or seat belt are not installed 100% per the directions, the end result is not so good.

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