Front Seat Belt Replacement

For some models: SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures in the SRS section before performing repairs or service.

NOTE: Check the front seat belts for damage, and replace them if necessary. Be careful not to damage them during removal and installation.

Front Seat Belt


1.Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons (for some models).

2.Disconnect the negative battery cable, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

3.Slide the front seat forward fully.

4.Pull the lower anchor cover (A) back, and remove the lower anchor bolt (B).

 

5.Remove the center pillar lower trim panel.

6.Remove the upper anchor cover (A), and remove the upper anchor bolt (B).

 

7.Disconnect the seat belt tensioner connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B) from the retractor (C). Remove the upper retractor mounting bolt (D), and the lower retractor bolt (E), then remove the front seat belt (F) and retractor.

 

8.Remove the center pillar upper trim.

9.Remove the shoulder anchor adjuster (A).

 

10.Install the seat belt in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Apply liquid thread lock to the upper anchor bolt before reinstallation.
  • Check that the retractor locking mechanism functions.
  • Assemble the washers, collar, and bushing on the upper and lower anchor bolts as shown.
  • Before installing the anchor bolts, make sure there are no twists or kinks in the seat belt.
  • Make sure the seat belt tensioner connector is plugged in properly.
  • Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
  • Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the customer's radio station presets (for some models).

Upper anchor bolt construction: 

Lower anchor bolt construction: 

Seat Belt Buckle


1.If equipped with a seat belt buckle tensioner or front seat side airbag, make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.

2.If equipped with a seat belt buckle tensioner or front seat side airbag, disconnect the negative battery cable, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

3.Remove the front seat.

4.If equipped, remove the center table.

5.If equipped, remove the seat under box.

6.Remove the center cover, with manual height adjustable, without manual height adjustable.

7.If equipped with a seat-belt switch and/or seat belt buckle tensioner, disconnect the seat subharness connector (A) (driver's with seat heater), and remove the harness band (B) (driver's with seat heater and seat belt buckle tensioner), and detach the seat belt switch connector clip (C), seat belt buckle tensioner connector clip (D), and harness clip (E). LHD is shown, RHD is symmetrical.

With seat belt buckle tensioner (driver's): 

With seat belt buckle tensioner (passenger's): 

Without seat belt buckle tensioner (driver's): 

8.Remove the center anchor bolt (A), and remove the seat belt buckle (B).

With seat belt buckle tensioner: 


Without seat belt buckle tensioner: 


9.Detach the harness clip (C), and pull the seat belt switch/tensioner harness (D) out through the hole on the seat track.

10.Install the buckle in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • If equipped with a seat belt buckle tensioner, apply liquid thread lock to the center anchor bolt before reinstallation.
  • Assemble the washers on the center anchor bolt as shown.
  • If equipped with a seat belt buckle tensioner or front seat side airbag, reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
  • If equipped with a seat belt buckle tensioner or front seat side airbag, enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the customer's radio stations presets.

With seat belt buckle tensioner: 


Without seat belt buckle tensioner: