There are two types of restraints available, active and passive. The active restraint system is of a continuous loop, single retractor type available on early U.S models and all Canadian models. The passive restraint system, which operates electrically, restrains the driver and front seat passenger in the vehicle through the use of the automatic shoulder belt, the manual lap belt and knee bolsters. The lap belt must be manually buckled by the driver/passenger and should be snug as low as possible on your hips. The lap and shoulder safety belts are factory installed in their proper locations. If the lap and/or shoulder safety belts are removed for any reason, the vehicle should not be operated until the safety belts are installed in their original positions.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
LAP/SHOULDER BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
A special tool, No. T77L-2100-A or equivalent should be used for removal and installation of all seat belt assemblies.
- Remove the D-ring cover.
- Insert the special tool and remove the belt bolt.
- Remove the safety belt anchor to sill bolt and rubber washer.
- Remove the scuff plate/quarter trim panel retaining screws and panel.
- Remove the safety belt through the slot in quarter trim panel.
- Remove the safety belt retractor bolt and remove the outboard safety belt assembly from vehicle.
- Installation is the reverse of removal, ensuring the safety belt is not twisted. Tighten the retaining bolts to 23-29 ft. lbs. (31-39 Nm).
- Remove the seat track assembly.
- Remove the inboard belt and buckle assembly.
- Remove the safety bolt from the slide bar. Remove the inboard buckle assembly. On the left side of vehicle disconnect the chime warning wire from the connector.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the retaining bolt to 23-29 ft. lbs. (31-39 Nm).
- Disengage the rear seat cushion. Move forward to buckle end nuts.
- Remove the buckle end anchor nuts and remove buckle end belts. Remove the seat cushion.
- Remove the rear back seat.
- Remove the D-ring cover and attaching bolt.
- Remove the safety belt anchor-to-sill bolt. Remove the upper and lower quarter trim panels.
- Remove the push pin retaining the rear safety belt retractor cover assembly. Remove the bezel and cover.
- Remove the retractor anchor bolt and retractor screw.
- Remove the anchor end of safety belt through the opening in the quarter trim panel. Remove the outboard safety belt assembly from the vehicle. Repeat procedure for other side.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Ensure that the safety belts are not twisted. Tighten the retaining bolts to 23-29 ft. lbs. (31-39 Nm).
SHOULDER BELT RETRACTOR AND LAP BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
See Figures 4 and 5
- Cycle the shoulder safety belt to the A-pillar position. Remove the shoulder belt from emergency release buckle of the motor and track carrier assembly, allowing the safety straps to retract into retractor.
- Disconnect the seat wiring at floor. Remove the front seat and seat track assembly.
- Remove the support assembly with the belt/retractor assembly, and lap belt buckle/strap assembly still attached. Remove the front retaining hex nut and bolt. Remove the rear Torx® head bolt retaining the support assembly to seat track and remove the support assembly.
- Remove the Torx® head bolt retaining the lap belt buckle assembly to support assembly, remove the buckle assembly.
- Remove the nut and washer assembly retaining the shoulder strap retractor assembly to shoulder strap support.
- Rotate the retractor up away from the support assembly until the hooks disengage and remove retractor from the support assembly by pulling the stud out of hole.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, ensure that the straps are not twisted. Tighten the retaining bolt to 23-29 ft. lbs. (31-39 Nm). Tighten the hex nut to 5-8 ft. lbs. (6-10 Nm).