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Seat belts - removal and refitting
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Warning: Be careful when handling the seat belt tensioning device (УgrabberФ). It contains a powerful spring, which could cause injury if released in an uncontrolled fashion. Once fired, the grabber cannot be reset, and must be renewed. Note also that seat belts and associated components which have been subject to impact loads must be renewed.

Front seat belt
1 Remove the trim from the УBФ pillar and the scuttle.

2 Unscrew the mounting bolts and remove the seat belt reel unit (see illustration).

28.2 Front seat belt reel unit lower mounting bolt
28.2 Front seat belt reel unit lower mounting bolt

3 Unscrew the bolt securing the seat belt guide to the УBФ pillar, then unscrew the nut securing the seat belt shackle (see illustrations).

28.3A Front seat belt guide and mounting bolt
28.3A Front seat belt guide and mounting bolt

28.3B Front seat belt shackle and mounting nut
28.3B Front seat belt shackle and mounting nut

4 Detach the stalk cable, then undo the mounting nut, and remove the stalk and grabber assembly from the front seat (see illustrations).

28.4A Front seat belt stalk cable
28.4A Front seat belt stalk cable

28.4B Front seat stalk mounting nut
28.4B Front seat stalk mounting nut

Warning: There is a potential risk of the grabber firing during removal, so it should be handled carefully. As an extra precaution, a spacer may be fitted on the cable before removal. Hold the adjustment lever in the УadjustФ position while inserting the spacer.

5 Remove the recline adjustment knob and trim from the outer side of the front seat, then unscrew the bolt and remove the seat belt end from the seat (see illustrations).

28.5A Remove the recline adjustment knob . . .
28.5A Remove the recline adjustment knob . . .

28.5B . . . unscrew the trim retaining screws . . .
28.5B . . . unscrew the trim retaining screws . . .

28.5C . . . and unscrew the seat belt end retaining bolt
28.5C . . . and unscrew the seat belt end retaining bolt

Rear side seat belt
6 Unscrew the screws and remove the trim from the УCФ pillar. It will be necessary to detach the rear seat release cable, and remove the plastic cover from the rear seat lock (see illustrations).

28.6A Detach the rear seat release cable
28.6A Detach the rear seat release cable

28.6B Removing the plastic cover from the rear seat lock
28.6B Removing the plastic cover from the rear seat lock

7 Fold the rear seat cushions forward.

Unscrew the mounting bolts from the seat belt shackle and reel (see illustrations).

28.7A Rear seat belt shackle mounting bolt
28.7A Rear seat belt shackle mounting bolt

28.7B Rear seat belt reel mounting bolt
28.7B Rear seat belt reel mounting bolt

8 Unscrew the mounting bolt securing the seat belt stalk, and withdraw the stalk. Also unscrew the mounting bolt from the lower anchorage, where applicable (see illustration).

28.8 Rear seat belt lower anchorage
28.8 Rear seat belt lower anchorage

Rear centre seat belt 9 Unscrew the mounting bolts securing the seat belt and stalks to the floor. Note that the stalks are handed, and are marked Left or Right.

Refitting
10 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. Tighten the mounting nuts and bolts to the specified torque.


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