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Front Seat Belt Replacement

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.
NOTE:
  • Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
  • When removing components, use the trim tool or equivalent.
  • 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. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure, then wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  1. Slide the front seat forward fully.
  1. Remove the center pillar lower trim:
  1. Remove the upper anchor cover (A), and remove the upper anchor bolt (B).

  1. Disconnect the seat belt tensioner connector (A).
  1. Remove the self-tapping ET screw (B) and the lower retractor bolt (C), then remove the front seat belt (D) and retractor (E).
  1. Remove the center pillar lower trim:

  1. Remove the shoulder anchor adjuster (A).

  1. Install the seat belt and retractor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Apply medium strength type liquid thread lock to the anchor bolts before reinstallation.
    • Tighten the bolts by hand first, then tighten to specified torque.
    • Assemble the washers, the collars, and the bushings on the upper anchor bolt and lower anchor bolt 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.
    • Check for any DTCs, and clear them using the HDS. If the DTCs will not clear, do the necessary troubleshooting.
Upper anchor bolt installation
Lower anchor bolt installation

Front Seat Belt Buckle
  1. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure, then wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  1. Lift up the front driver's seat, then detach the seat belt switch connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B). RHD model is shown, LHD model is similar.

  1. Detach the harness clip (A), and pull the seat belt switch harness (B) through the hole in the seat track. Remove the center anchor bolt (C), then remove the seat belt buckle (D).

  1. Install the buckle in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Assemble the washers and collar on the center anchor bolt as shown.
    • Apply medium strength type liquid thread lock to the anchor bolts before reinstallation.
    • Tighten the bolt by hand first, then tighten to specified torque.
    • Make sure the seat belt switch connector is plugged in properly.
    • Check for any DTCs, and clear them using the HDS. If the DTCs will not clear, do the necessary troubleshooting.
Center anchor bolt installation