Hi I need to replace the rear centre seat belt ,,, I've take the seat out ,,, thinking i could unblot the back panel on the seat ,,, but I can't see how rear metal panel is fixed , or how to remove it ...
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If brute force doesn't unstick it remove the back seat and pull the cover off of the reel. The problem should be apparent. You can turn the reel with a large screwdriver if need be. If the belt is damaged find another one at your local recycler, the side reel is behind a plastic panel that is easily removed, the assemblies are held in by big bolts.
Retractor and Tongue—Sedan
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Safety Belt Bolt Bit
T77L-2100A NOTE: Safety Belt Bolt Bit T77L-2100-A should be used for safety belt removal and installation.
Remove rear seat cushion. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Cushion, Rear
Apply knee pressure to lower front portion of the rear seat cushion. Push rearward to disengage rear seat cushion pad and frame (600A88) from rear seat cushion front retainers (63370).
Remove rear seat cushion from vehicle.
Remove rear seat back. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Seat Back, Rear
60/40 Split Bench—Sedan Removal
NOTE: Safety belt bolts do not secure seat back to vehicle.
Remove rear seat cushion as described.
Fold down back seat and remove two bolts in the center of each seat back striker plates.
Remove two bolts from outboard rear seat back frame retaining brackets.
Lift seat back up and pull forward to remove from vehicle.
Remove panel (52018) and quarter trim panel (31012). Refer to Section 01-05 .
Trim Panel, Quarter—Sedan
Remove rear seat. Refer to Section 01-10 .
Pull up on rear section of rear door scuff plate that overlaps lower quarter trim panel.
Pull lower quarter trim panel away from body.
Remove safety belt retaining bolt.
Feed safety belt through lower quarter trim panel.
Remove safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt from quarter panel.
Remove retractor anchor nut and retractor from rear quarter panel.
Remove upper seat belt anchor bolt and anchor from upper rear quarter panel.
Slide anchor plate end of safety belt through the openings in the quarter trim panel.
Remove outboard front safety belt retractor and tongue (611B08) from the vehicle.
Bolt (Part of 611B68)
Upper Rear Quarter Trim Panel
Retractor and Tongue
Rear Quarter Panel (Part of Body)
Lower Rear Quarter Trim Panel
Mounting Stud (Part of Body)
Remove seat belt anchor bolt and retractor and tongue from rear deck panel.
To install, reverse Removal procedure.
Make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted. If it is, remove the twist.
Tighten retractor anchor bolt and safety belt anchor plate-to-sill bolt to 34-46 Nm (25-33 lb-ft).
Hi GB52. Just done this myself, should take 15 minutes perside max. 1/ remove rear seat cushion by bumping the centre back and up, lower the back rests down. 2/ Unscrew the striker plate from the seat side bolster and the bolt at the lower edge of the bolster Removing the bolster takes a bit of fiddling. 3/ use a flat-head screwdriver to release the strut spring clips - use the new ones as a guide. 4/ remove the old strut and fit the new one. reinstall the bolster, bolt and strike plate. note; when replacing the rear seat cushion, ensure the seat belts are fed through first and check that the seat retaining clips properly engage the floor panel brackets.