GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Seat Belt System

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Seat Belt
SPECTRUM

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door sill plate.
  4.  
  5. Remove the door finishing panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center pillar lower trim (sedan) or the outer anchor bolts (hatchback).
  8.  
  9. Remove the shoulder anchor bolt covers and bolts.
  10.  
  11. Open the rear quarter window and remove the rear quarter trim panel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the seat belt retractor mounting bolts and remove the retractor assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the seat belt from the rear quarter trim panel.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the seat belt electrical harness connector.
  18.  
  19. Remove the seat belt buckle anchor bolts and remove the buckle assembly.
  20.  

To install:
  1. Install the buckle portion of the seat belts and tighten the bolts to 22-49 ft. lbs. (30-67 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the seat belt retractor unit. Tighten the mounting bolts to specification.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear quarter interior trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Install the shoulder anchor bolts and tighten the bolts to 22-49 ft. lbs. (30-67 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the remaining trim panels and install the rear seat cushion.
  10.  
  11. Inspect the operation of the seat belt by firmly tugging on the belt. The belt should lock as it is yanked.
  12.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spectrum seat belt retractor bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Spectrum seat belt anchor bolts

STORM

See Figure 3

  1. Remove the rear quarter trim panels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the plastic anchor cover and remove the anchor bolt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 bolts and remove the safety belt slide bar.
  6.  
  7. Remove the retractor anchor bolt and remove the retractor assembly.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the seat belt electrical connector and remove the seat belt assembly.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten all mounting bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  12.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Storm front seat belt system

Rear Seat Belt

See Figure 4

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear shoulder belt anchor bolt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the floor anchor bolts and remove the seat belt assembly from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten all seat belt mounting bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear seat belt system - Storm shown

 
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