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Check the plug underneath the seat. If it's unplugged the seat belt will be stuck.

New Answer: I have to assume that you are talking about a convertible and that the seat belts are locked. You are able to retract them back into the seat, but not pull them out. Is that correct?

Sebring convertibles have a device called a seat belt timer control module that is located under the center console and to the rear of the parking brake handle. This device acts as a timer, allowing electricity to flow to the seat belt locking solenoids for 30 minutes after the car is shut off or the door is opened. The reason these cars have locking solenoids is because the entire seat belt mechanism moves with the seat and must be able to work in any position. A standard swinging anchor type of reel lock would not work with this seat because of the ability to recline.

The timing control module also senses changes in pitch and rapid acceleration/deceleration of the car, locking the seat belt mechanisms. These modules do go bad from time to time and must be replaced. It is highly unlikely that the plugs under both seats came unplugged at the same time, though it is certainly the first and cheapest thing to check.

If you must buy a new unit from Chrysler, be prepared to spend about $150 for the part. I have no idea what the labor charge would be since I do my own work, but anyone who is handy with basic hand tools can do this job in less than an hour. You might also consider picking the part up from a U-pull-it type of auto recycler, where the part will surely cost you less than $20.

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