GM: Electra/Park Avenue/Ninety-Eight 1990-1993

Seat Belt Systems

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PRECAUTIONS





When removing a seat belt fastener, take note of all items that are secured by that fastener, and be sure to include all of those items in the same order when installing.
 
Do not attempt to disassemble and/or repair any portion of the seat belt systems.
 
Do not substitute or fabricate parts; instead replace components and fasteners with exact duplicates or factory-authorized replacement parts. These parts are pre-calibrated for your vehicle.
 
Proper seat belt operation is a vital part of safe vehicle operation.
 
Failure to abide by the above guidelines may prove dangerous in crash situations and may be illegal in your particular location.
 

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front
1990 vehicles manual restraint system


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Fig. Fig. 1 Front seat shoulder belt-1990 manual system

  1. Remove the shoulder belt anchor bolt.
  2.  
  3. Remove the guide loop screw and set the shoulder belt down on the seat.
  4.  
  5. Open the retractor cover and remove the anchor bolt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the retractor cover screw and the safety belt retractor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cover from the retractor.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the cover.
  2.  
  3. Align the anti-rotation tab on the back of the retractor with the hole in the rocker panel and install the retractor. Torque the anchor bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the cover screw.
  6.  
  7. Install the guide loop screw.
  8.  
  9. Install the shoulder belt guide anchor bolt and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  10.  

1990 vehicles automatic system
  1. Remove the courtesy lamp fuse.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the solenoid connectors from the retractors.
  6.  
  7. Remove the outboard interlock cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the anchor nut and upper guide loop.
  10.  
  11. Remove the shoulder belt retainer.
  12.  
  13. Remove the retractors.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Position the retractor on the door.
  2.  
  3. Install and tighten retaining nuts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the shoulder belt retainer.
  6.  
  7. Install the interlock cover.
  8.  
  9. Connect the solenoid connectors to the retractors.
  10.  
  11. Install the trim panel and fuse.
  12.  

1991-93 vehicles


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Fig. Fig. 2 Front seat belt system-1991-93 vehicles

  1. Remove the retaining screws and the slide track.
  2.  
  3. Remove the anchor bolt and guide loop.
  4.  
  5. Remove the retaining screws and the intermediate guide.
  6.  
  7. Remove the anchor bolt.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the electrical connector on the driver's side.
  10.  
  11. Remove the dual retractor.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bracket assembly screws.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the bracket assembly screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the dual retractor.
  4.  
  5. Connect the electrical connector on the driver's side.
  6.  
  7. Install the anchor bolt and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the intermediate guide and secure with the retaining screws.
  10.  
  11. Remove the anchor bolt for the guide loop and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the slide track.
  14.  

Load Bar Assembly and Inboard Buckle
  1. Remove the seat. Disconnect the load bar assembly from the tunnel.
  2.  
  3. Drill out the rivet and remove the load bar assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the buckle assembly retaining nut and remove the inboard buckle from the loadbar.
  6.  
  7. If the loadbar assembly is questionable, do not attempt to repair it; instead replace the entire unit.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the inboard buckle to the loadbar and torque the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the loadbar assembly to the seat adjuster using a new 3 / 16 inch rivet.
  4.  
  5. Install the seat assembly.
  6.  

Center Lap Belt


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Fig. Fig. 3 Center lap belt assembly

  1. Remove the cover screw and cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the anchor bolt.
  4.  
  5. Separate the belt from the loadbar assembly by bending away and discarding the ferrule.
  6.  
  7. Pull the center belt through the seat and retainer and remove.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Route the belt through seat and retainer, and align the tab on the belt with the slot on the loadbar assembly.
  2.  
  3. Position the loadbar assembly over the anchor hole in the tunnel.
  4.  
  5. Install the anchor bolt and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the cover.
  8.  

Rear


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Fig. Fig. 4 Rear seat belt assembly

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Remove the seatback and lap belts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shoulder retractor trim cover and rear window trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lap retractor anchor bolt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the retractors.
  10.  
  11. Remove the support brackets.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the support brackets and torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Position the tab on the shoulder belt retractor with the hole in the support bracket. Place the shoulder retractor on the support bracket and install the anchor bolt. Torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Position the lap retractor on the floor panel so the outside of the retractor is up against the body metal. Install the anchor bolt and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the rear window panel and trim cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the lap belts and seatback. Torque the nuts to 24 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the rear seat cushion.
  12.  

 
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