Originally Posted by drppdyllwrngr
they have to be in their correct position to unlock. bolt the retractor back in and it should unlock.
Yeah that was totally it. When they were completely removed they were locked and couldn't do anything about it. Then i tried bolting them back in and.. of course they worked
I then took my other seatbelt and tried unlocking that without bolting it to the car and i had to pull a few times in the correct position (straight and up) then it worked. Some tricky mechanism in there that only unlocks when its upright