SOLVED - RE: How to change seat belts on '87 5000?

Pat Korach tm2 at
Tue Dec 31 08:12:41 EST 2002

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The secret to the seat belt s to hold it straight up as it is mount in the car
There is a ball bearing inside that moves around and if not level will lock
the belt so it will not let out. If it is level you should be able to pull the belt
out once your retract it just alittle then pull. BTDT.

Pat Korach
Kirkland, WA

Iouri Simernitski wrote:

> Thanks to those who sent me e-mail with advice.
> I practiced in a wreckyard and here's the procedure.
> On a donor car:
> 1. Check that the seatbelt works.
> 2. Block the seatbelt in a more or less extended position so that it does
> not roll up completely - it may become difficult to extend again. I don't
> know why, but that happened to me (maybe I had neglected step 1 above :-)
> 5.Remove plastic covers and uscrew the height adjustment bolt (may be a nut
> on some cars), the floor bolt and a small screw where the belt enters the
> center post trim.
> 4. Remove the center post trimming. To remove the center post trimming only
> the window rubber trim has to be removed - gently pry it off with a
> screwdriver on both sides of the center post. Althougn the center post trim
> is also held by the floor and ceiling trims, those do not have to be
> removed; gently tilting the center post trim would do the trick.
> 5. Unscrew the bolt holding the belt tensioner in place.
> Refitting (on the recipient car) is the reverse of removal.
> Notice that some wreckyards do not sell seat belts, keep looking for those
> that do.
> HTH,
> iouri
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