Sentra 2008

Seat Belt Systems

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Removal & Installation



Front Seat Belt Retractor

CAUTION
Before servicing the SRS, turn the ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

  1. Disconnect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
  2.  
  3. Remove the seat belt adjuster cover and shoulder anchor bolt.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the belt tension sensor, then remove outer anchor cover and outer anchor bolt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center pillar upper and lower garnish. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  8.  
  9. Position the floor trim away from center pillar.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect seat belt pre-tensioner connector. Refer to Air Bags (Supplemental Restraint System) in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  12.  
  13. Remove the retractor anchor bolt, then remove the seat belt retractor.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front seat belt components



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    Fig. Disconnect seat belt pre-tensioner connector. Remove the retractor anchor bolt, then remove the seat belt retractor

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To install:


CAUTION
Before servicing the SRS, turn the ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

  1. Install the retractor anchor bolt, then install the seat belt retractor.
  2.  
  3. Connect seat belt pre-tensioner connector. Refer to AIR BAGS (SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM) in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  4.  
  5. Position the floor trim away from center pillar.
  6.  
  7. Install the center pillar upper and lower garnish. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  8.  
  9. Connect the belt tension sensor, then install outer anchor cover and outer anchor bolt.
  10.  
  11. Install the seat belt adjuster cover and shoulder anchor bolt.
  12.  
  13. Connect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
  14.  

Rear Seat Belt
60:40 Split Fold Down Seat

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion, then release the latch and fold down the seat back. Refer to Seats in the Body Section
  2.  
  3. Remove the kicking plate upper and lower finishers. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower anchor.
    1. For RH/LH lower anchor, remove the lower anchor bolt.
    2.  
    3. For center lower anchor, release the center latch.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Release the tabs and remove the seat belt escutcheon.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear parcel shelf finisher. Refer to Rear Parcel Shelf Finisher in the Panels & Trim Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the seat belt retractor anchor bolt, then remove the seat belt retractor.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear seat belt (60:40 split fold down seat) components

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To install:

  1. Install the seat belt retractor anchor bolt, then install the seat belt retractor.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear parcel shelf finisher. Refer to Rear Parcel Shelf Finisher in the Panels & Trim Section.
  4.  
  5. Engage the tabs and install the seat belt escutcheon.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower anchor.
    1. For RH/LH lower anchor, install the lower anchor bolt.
    2.  
    3. For center lower anchor, engage the center latch.
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Install the kicking plate upper and lower finishers. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear seat cushion, then engage the latch and fold down the seat back. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  12.  

Fixed Back Seat

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion and seat back. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the kicking plate upper and lower finishers. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower anchor bolt.
  6.  
  7. Release the tabs and remove the seat belt escutcheon.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear parcel shelf finisher. Refer to Rear Parcel Shelf Finisher in the Panels & Trim Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the seat belt retractor anchor bolt, then remove the seat belt retractor.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear seat belt (fixed back seat) components

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To install:

  1. Install the rear seat cushion and seat back. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Install the kicking plate upper and lower finishers. Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower anchor bolt.
  6.  
  7. Engage the tabs and install the seat belt escutcheon.
  8.  
  9. Install the rear parcel shelf finisher. Refer to Rear Parcel Shelf Finisher in the Panels & Trim Section.
  10.  
  11. Install the seat belt retractor anchor bolt, then install the seat belt retractor.
  12.  

Seat Belt Buckle
Front

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the front seat. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the seat side cover. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the seat belt buckle harness connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the buckle anchor bolt, then remove the seat belt buckle.

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    Fig. Disconnect the seat belt buckle harness connector (1), (Arrow: Vehicle front). Remove the buckle anchor bolt (A), then remove the seat belt buckle (2).

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To install:

  1. Install the buckle anchor bolt, then install the seat belt buckle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the seat belt buckle harness connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the seat side cover. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  6.  
  7. Install the front seat. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  8.  

Rear

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove rear seat cushion. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove seat belt buckle anchor bolt, then remove seat belt buckle.
  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Be sure to align buckle with raised edge on floor before tightening seat belt buckle anchor bolt.

  1. Install seat belt buckle anchor bolt, then install seat belt buckle.
  2.  
  3. Install rear seat cushion. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
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