Ford Explorer: Seatbelt Systems / Removal and Installation - Front Seatbelt Retractor and Pretensioner

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Seatbelt Systems / Removal and Installation - Front Seatbelt Retractor and Pretensioner

Removal

  WARNING: The following procedure prescribes critical repair steps required for correct restraint system operation during a crash. Follow all notes and steps carefully. Failure to follow step instructions may result in incorrect operation of the restraint system and increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

NOTE: Driver side shown, except where called out.

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Pyrotechnic Device Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the upper B-pillar trim panel.
    Refer to: B-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the bolt and position the front seatbelt retractor and pretensioner D-ring aside.
  1. Remove the bolt and the front seatbelt anchor and pretensioner bracket.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (47 Nm)

Driver seatbelt retractor and pretensioner


  1. Remove the front seatbelt retractor and pretensioner.
    1. Detach the wiring harness retainer.
    1. Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 30 lb.ft (40 Nm)
    1. Position the retractor up and out.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.

Front passenger seatbelt retractor and pretensioner


  1. Remove the front seatbelt retractor and pretensioner.
    1. Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 30 lb.ft (40 Nm)
    1. Position the retractor up and out.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.

Installation

NOTE: During installation, make sure the seatbelt webbing is not twisted and the seatbelts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Check the seatbelt system for correct operation.
    Refer to: Seatbelt Systems (501-20A Seatbelt Systems, Diagnosis and Testing).

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