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    The cheapest and quickest way I have found is to twist the belt around itself twice and then fasten up. This moves the belt over just enough so it does not rub and I don't have anything to lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    help keep it from rubbing on my neck?
    I have the same problem. This works for me. The gadget changes the position of the shoulder strap.

    http://www.mileskimball.com/MilesKim...tID=0000056630
    This is what I use also,I have a toren rotator cuff and this keeps the seat belt off that area.

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    I only use the lap strap.The chest harness cuts across either my chin or neck no matter what kind of vehicle I'm in.And now they rub against my surgery scar.It seems like just about anyone under 5'6' have a problem with the harnesses .i've tried all kinds of adapters suggested by mfg's and home made so now I just put the strap behind me and latch the lap strap

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    I have the same problem..I just twist the seat blet a couple of times then buckle.

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    I found something at Walmart years ago either in Automotive or kids. It is a simple grey clip that clips on the seat belt and you slide the shoulder strap in place and fit t to youeslf. It's really great- and cheap. My husband is 6' and I'm 5'2" so we need to have an easy versital belt and he isn't bothered by that clip because he can just slide it out of his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    help keep it from rubbing on my neck?
    I have the same problem. This works for me. The gadget changes the position of the shoulder strap.

    http://www.mileskimball.com/MilesKim...tID=0000056630
    I have the same problem too. I tried that gadget and it doesn't stay clipped on. I am too short and too round in the front.

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    I to am short for my seat belt. I went to the children's dept. at Walmart and bought a seat belt holder that is a triangle shape and has snaps on it that the normal childrens car seats belts go in and it works great for me. It is a dark gray color and has pading on it. I am not sure exactly what the name of it is but it sure does help.

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    I also have the problem, sometimes I just put the strap under my arm. Keeps it away from my neck!!

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    great idea

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    Try Harriet Carter; ( mail order catalouge) they used to sell an adapter, it hooked to the lap & shoulder harness to bring the two closer together....

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    My sister made me one and now my daughter,husband and I have 2 in each car. Take a piece of 2 inch velcro. Make the loop part of it twice the width of the seat belt and attach a piece of hook velcro the same width but not as long. Sew them together and wrap around the seat belt and secure with the hook . If this is confusing I can go get one and send a pic of it. We have tried the plastic clip and it didn't work. But hoop this around BOTH straps, slide it to where you want it and it will stay there.

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    You can go to your car dealer and get a extenstion for your seat belts for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sculpyfan
    My sister made me one and now my daughter,husband and I have 2 in each car. Take a piece of 2 inch velcro. Make the loop part of it twice the width of the seat belt and attach a piece of hook velcro the same width but not as long. Sew them together and wrap around the seat belt and secure with the hook . If this is confusing I can go get one and send a pic of it. We have tried the plastic clip and it didn't work. But hoop this around BOTH straps, slide it to where you want it and it will stay there.
    please do send a pic, sounds pretty good!

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    I went to the car parts store and purchased a plastic clip made especially for sliding on the lap part of the belt. I am very short (barely 5 feet) and the seat belt was adjusted all the way down at the top but it was still too high on my neck. I just love the clip as it holds the shoulder part of the belt further toward the side of the car and off of my neck. My husband does not have to use it and he can slide it out of the way, yet it is there when I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    help keep it from rubbing on my neck?
    I have the same problem. This works for me. The gadget changes the position of the shoulder strap.

    http://www.mileskimball.com/MilesKim...tID=0000056630
    Yep, I've been using them for years. Works very well. You can also get them at http://harrietcarter.com for $5.99 for a set of 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mona Marie
    I have the same problem..I just twist the seat blet a couple of times then buckle.
    That is what I have done for years. The sheepskin cover still binds and the little black clip comes apart alot of times. The twist of the seat belt works the best for me. You don't have to find your clip or pad, You can be comfortable in any car.

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    You need something that makes the shoulder strap come across your shoulder instead of your neck. I made a triangle that folded into a V-shape and velcroed together on the back. I put this on the belt near the clip you insert into the buckle. It worked for me, but my dear husband couldn't figure out how to get the seat belt on, so I took it off! PM me and I'll try to find it if you don't get a better idea. I hate the seat-belt-choke-hold, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    help keep it from rubbing on my neck?
    I have the same problem. This works for me. The gadget changes the position of the shoulder strap.

    http://www.mileskimball.com/MilesKim...tID=0000056630
    What a coincidence!!! I found this in my favorite thrift shop today for $1.00. And wonder of wonders...it works :thumbup:

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    I'm so glad I opened this thread, I have a terrible time with this! My skin is uber-sensitive so all the time I have a giant red blotch on my neck - SEXY. Sitting on a pillow only means I can't reach the pedals anymore.

    Great info everyone, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123
    I only use the lap strap.The chest harness cuts across either my chin or neck no matter what kind of vehicle I'm in.And now they rub against my surgery scar.It seems like just about anyone under 5'6' have a problem with the harnesses .i've tried all kinds of adapters suggested by mfg's and home made so now I just put the strap behind me and latch the lap strap
    I read that the seat belt will not protect you if you only wear the lap belt. Please stay safe!!!

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    Go to your dealer and get a seat belt extender. They should be free, or under $10. Call first. They make the seat belt ride off your neck and onto your shoulder where it should be. I hate riding in other people's car since I have the extenders in all of our vehicles.

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    Go to your dealer and get a seat belt extender. They should be free, or under $10. Call first. They make the seat belt ride off your neck and onto your shoulder where it should be. I hate riding in other people's car since I have the extenders in all of our vehicles.

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    I have ones that go on car seats on mine. Works like a charm.

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    I just put the shoulder belt behind my left shoulder and that seems to work for me.

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    Thanks, I will try to make two. If it doesn't work, then at least my DGD will have one. It bothers her too :( Then if that doesn't work, I'll go buy one.

    So many thanks to all of you!! :)

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