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Rear seat belts wont release

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rear seat belts won't release
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

HelloCustomer

This problem is caused by a locked belt retractor.I have seen the belt get twisted & rolled back up & does not work after.The retractor must be removed & manually trip the lock to unwind & roll back up correctly.If problem still occurs,replace the belt retractor.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX how do I get to the retractor? If from the back seat, how do I expose it? Thank you for your help.

 

Steve

Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.
What is model & year of your vehicle ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
99 century, 4dr sedan
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

This should help you.

Rear Seat Belt Retractor Replacement


    Object Number: 371958  Size: SH

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion and rear seat back. Remove the rear quarter upper trim panel. Remove the rear quarter lower trim panel. Remove the rear seat belt retractor anchor bolt.
  2. Loosen the rear window trim panel. Remove the rear sound barrier. Object Number: 371964  Size: SH

  3. Remove the rear seat belt retractor bolt .
  4. Remove the rear seat belt retractor from the vehicle.


    Object Number: 157291  Size: SH

  1. Install the rear seat belt retractor to the vehicle.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

    Important: Be sure to seat the alignment tabs.


    Object Number: 371958  Size: SH

  2. Install the rear seat belt retractor bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the rear seat belt retractor bolt to 42N·m (31 lb ft).

  3. Install the rear sound barrier. Install the rear window trim panel. Object Number: 371958  Size: SH

  4. Install the rear seat belt retractor anchor bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the rear seat belt retractor bolt to 42N·m (31 lb ft).

  5. Install the rear quarter lower trim panel. Install the rear quarter upper trim panel. Install the rear seat cushion and rear seat back.
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