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Old 05-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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i have a 1995 sse. my dog has chewed up both the driver and passenger front belts. there are a few junk yards/pull aparts around where i could pick up at least one belt, however i don't know how to remove my old seat belts nor do i know how to install new ones and i have read it can be tricky. how do i do this?
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Not really a mechanical problem...moving to General Chat.

I myself haven't removed seat belts.
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your car in the pic?

i have the same color
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anyone?

anyone ever have to do seat belts?

plz
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btw, i replied to the one in "general chat"
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I have a set of 1995 Factory Service Manuals. I'll check in on the procedure..... can't say I've heard of anyone changing/removing them at all, besides when putting 1996+ seats in older cars which have different seatbelts (we typically just changed the clip part that is attached to the seat rail).

I know for starters you will have to remove the plastic trim off the B pillar, and what it looks like under there ..... I'll find out in a minute or two if the FSM shows.
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Like blue eyes says, it is not hard. You just need to remove the plastic trim pieces to expose the reel and the anchors, and you will need a big, heavy torx bit (55 or 60 maybe) with a long handle to break the anchor bolts loose. I use 1/2" drive and an air impact wrench to zip them right out. They can be rusty and/or coated with hardened undercoating. This is no job for a 6"- long 3/8"- drive ratchet handle. Take a good look at how the belts attach so that when you install the replacements, you don't get the belts twisted.

If you are getting your belts from a junkyard, check the reels to make sure they operate smoothly. Pull the belts all the way out of the reel and tie an overhand knot in the belt or install a diaper pin (big safety pin) to keep it from retracting. Lay the belts out on the floor of your local speedy wash and give them a good cleaning. Do one side at a time, then flip the belts. Keep the spray away from the reel mechanism. Hang them up outside in the sun or in the basement for a day to dry. Be careful - some washes have such high pressure that if you get too close to the webbing, it leaves a furry mark. Test this on a part of the belt close to reel that will not be seen. You will be amazed at how a filthy belt can be made to look like new. I typically clean light colored belts this way when I pick up a used car. It is a detailing item that makes a big difference.

This belt was 14 years old and really dirty- here'* how it looked after the speedy wash.
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I have a set of 1995 Factory Service Manuals. I'll check in on the procedure..... can't say I've heard of anyone changing/removing them at all, besides when putting 1996+ seats in older cars which have different seatbelts (we typically just changed the clip part that is attached to the seat rail).

I know for starters you will have to remove the plastic trim off the B pillar, and what it looks like under there ..... I'll find out in a minute or two if the FSM shows.

THANK YOU!!, i would reallly really appreciate that.
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Like blue eyes says, it is not hard. You just need to remove the plastic trim pieces to expose the reel and the anchors, and you will need a big, heavy torx bit (55 or 60 maybe) with a long handle to break the anchor bolts loose. I use 1/2" drive and an air impact wrench to zip them right out. They can be rusty and/or coated with hardened undercoating. This is no job for a 6"- long 3/8"- drive ratchet handle. Take a good look at how the belts attach so that when you install the replacements, you don't get the belts twisted.

If you are getting your belts from a junkyard, check the reels to make sure they operate smoothly. Pull the belts all the way out of the reel and tie an overhand knot in the belt or install a diaper pin (big safety pin) to keep it from retracting. Lay the belts out on the floor of your local speedy wash and give them a good cleaning. Do one side at a time, then flip the belts. Keep the spray away from the reel mechanism. Hang them up outside in the sun or in the basement for a day to dry. Be careful - some washes have such high pressure that if you get too close to the webbing, it leaves a furry mark. Test this on a part of the belt close to reel that will not be seen. You will be amazed at how a filthy belt can be made to look like new. I typically clean light colored belts this way when I pick up a used car. It is a detailing item that makes a big difference.

This belt was 14 years old and really dirty- here'* how it looked after the speedy wash.
fantastic, as i have not had to do this before i have been clueless as where to even start. this helps a lot. thank you so much, bill!!
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