Updating Seat Belts

Like John Kleinhans of Spencer, NY (Roundel, December, 1974), those Klippan three-point “spaghetti” belts have been a constant source of irritation in four otherwise enjoyable years with my early 1971 2002. The Klippans in my father’s early 1972 3.0 Bavaria (just replaced with a 3.0S) were almost as bad.During the 1972 model year, BMW junked the Klippans and went to Repa retractable belts, which the March 17, 1973 issue of Auto Motor undSport judged the best in their class. My local BMW parts department wants $77 each, including anchors and hardware, for the Repa belts.

I did a bit of investigation and found that Audi and Porsche have consistently used the same Repa model BMW now uses since 1973 and Audi wants 542.20 less for two Repa belts, anchors and hardware than does BMW.

Audi part numbers

  • left front: 810 019 805A
  • right front: 810 019 806A
  • anchors: 810 019 831

The seat belts are $47.10 each and the anchors are $8.80 each. Note: earlier Audi models used a Klippan retractable with different parts numbers.

Author: Craig T. Reisser

8 Comments

  1. Lukas

    Will these work in my 1968 2002? I’m clueless but are the mounting bolt holes and positioning for the seatbelts the same in all 2002s?

    thanks

  2. Lukas

    Will these work in my 1968 2002? I’m clueless but are the mounting bolt holes and positioning for the seatbelts the same in all 2002s?

    thanks

  3. Elizabeth

    I need to install a infant car seat into a 1972 2002. Any ideas?
    Thanks!
    -Elizabeth

  4. Elizabeth

    I need to install a infant car seat into a 1972 2002. Any ideas?
    Thanks!
    -Elizabeth

  5. Michael

    Hi Elizabeth – That *is* a great question. Being a father with a 1972 BMW 2002, I ran into the same situation.

    As much as I wanted to install the infant car seat into the back seat, there’s no way the original lap belts can hold the baby seat in place strong enough it keep it from moving. So the only option was to install the infant car seat onto the front passenger seat — facing backwards (baby facing the rear of the vehicle). That way, I could use the full seatbelt (lap and shoulder belt) to hold the seat in place. And it wasn’t an easy install. My recommendation is to first check your local child safety regulations regarding car seats (where you can install them) I found information for Tennessee here: http://tr.im/qooq And second, you can drive down to your local fire station (with the car seat) and have them install it for you. Many of the fire and police stations have personnel trained to install baby car seats (generally free off charge). You might want to give them a call first for details; when, where, etc.

    Best of luck and happy motoring!

  6. Michael

    Hi Elizabeth – That *is* a great question. Being a father with a 1972 BMW 2002, I ran into the same situation.

    As much as I wanted to install the infant car seat into the back seat, there’s no way the original lap belts can hold the baby seat in place strong enough it keep it from moving. So the only option was to install the infant car seat onto the front passenger seat — facing backwards (baby facing the rear of the vehicle). That way, I could use the full seatbelt (lap and shoulder belt) to hold the seat in place. And it wasn’t an easy install. My recommendation is to first check your local child safety regulations regarding car seats (where you can install them) I found information for Tennessee here: http://tr.im/qooq And second, you can drive down to your local fire station (with the car seat) and have them install it for you. Many of the fire and police stations have personnel trained to install baby car seats (generally free off charge). You might want to give them a call first for details; when, where, etc.

    Best of luck and happy motoring!

  7. Doug Cain

    The numbers listed above for seat belts do not appear to exist, I can’t find them.
    left front: 810 019 805A;
    right front: 810 019 806A;
    anchors: 810 019 831

  8. Michael

    Hey Doug. The above information is at least 14 years old do it doesn’t surprise me if they cannot be found. Plus these parts are getting harder and harder to find anyway. I did, however, find an Audi seat belt diagram showing one of the parts.

    https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/etka/audi/a80/17/092200/

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