Vibrating noise from seatbelt pillar area on 2006 Corrola
Noise is a rattling from driver side pillar or seat belt rail area. Sounds like a very annoying vibrating sound and is intermittent. I Had Toyota remove left pillar covers and drove for a week to troubleshoot and found noise was coming from seatbelt asembly. I would hold assembly or squeeze it and noise would go away. Toyota replaced bely assembly but a month later noise is back. I am certain there is a problem from seatbelt assembly, not from a safety issue just an annoying intermittent vibrating sound from a spring or somthing inside seat belt assembly. K
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1) Front End Sensor - Right--Located under the front hood in the engine compartment (2) I/P Air Bag--Located at the top right under the instrument panel (3) Roof Rail Air Bag - Right--Located under the headliner, extending from the passenger front windshield pillar to the passenger rear windshield pillar (4) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - RF--Located under the right front door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (5) Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)--Located underneath the vehicle carpet under the center console (6) Seat Belt Pretensioner - RF--Located under the trim near the bottom of the center pillar (7) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - RR--Located under the right rear door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (8) Roof Rail Module - Right--Located behind the garnish molding on the upper rear pillar (9) Roof Rail Module - Left--Located behind garnish molding on the upper rear pillar (10) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - LR--Located under the left rear door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (11) Seat Belt Pretensioner - LF--Located under the trim near the bottom of the center pillar (12) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - LF--Located under the left front door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (13) Roof Rail Air Bag - Left--Located under the headliner, extending from the driver front windshield pillar to the driver rear windshield pillar (14) Steering Wheel Air Bag--Located on the steering wheel (15) Vehicle Battery--Located at the front left of the engine compartment. (16) Front End Sensor - Left--Located under the front hood in the engine compartment
Some cars have a belt release button in the door frame . When you open the door the button releases the seat belt. Check to see if your vehicle has one. Make sure it is not stuck or broken. Hope this helps.
The seat belt noise issue is possibly related to the sensor box under the front seat that they are all connected to. Also controls the airbag light and 'ding' warning for that. Cost is about $300-$400 to replace.
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your dealer is able o supply you with a seatbelt extender at no charge. this is a courtesy that ford gives to thei owners. see your local ford dealer for details..i hope this helps, your thumbs up is appreciated....BTW, the right front and all rear seat belts have a child safety feature buil into the retractors. it will cause the seatbelts to cinch tight an not release once engaged, until the seatbelt has been fully retracted therby releasing the locking mechanism...this feature is only engaged when the retractor is pulled out to is fullest limits, at that point you will hear a ratcheting noise as it retracts....
pull the seatbelt pilar cover off from the door jamb. this runs vertically up the pilar between the front an back door (beside the front seats. Once opened loosen the belt by gently pulling the belt upward toward the roof. You'll have to do this sometimes in small increments. Once the seatbelt is pulled out all the way, spray small amount of lubricant into the joint where at the top of the belt spool. Also use a screw driver to push spool upward while pulling the belt. At first it's only going to release a little but eventually the lubricant will work its way into the seam at the top of the belt spool and loosen up the stuck inertia catch. Until it completely loosens you might have to remove the pilar cover again and work the seatbelt out (also use the screw driver technique described above) in order to use the seatbelt. When parking, I would relatch the seatbelt and pull the slack up around the back of the head rest. After a day or so it worked normally.
You'd need to pickup the need parts at the junkyard. You'll need the "A" to "B" pillar trim, lower "B" pillar trim, front seat belts and seatbelt giude from a 1995 SC1 or SC2.
The treaded hole in the frame of the car where the track of the automatic seatbelt assembly attaches is in a slightly different place than the three point system. Its not a problem though. You just need to drill a 3/4" hole slightly above the existing hole in the trim panel. The existing hole is hidden by the seatbelt and not noticable at all.
Everything else pretty much bolts or snaps into place.
I've done this swap on several 1991-1994 Saturn S-Series.
I had rattling noises as well (over bumps and when I reved the engine) and it turned out to be the heat shields under the car. I took out 2 heat shields covering the two cats on both sides AND two rusted out dangling rings hanging from the exhaust coupler (have NO clue what they were for)..This has TOTALLY gotten rid of the rattling noise. Good luck!