Ford Explorer: Seatbelt Systems / Removal and Installation - Seatbelt Shoulder Height Adjuster

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Seatbelt Systems / Removal and Installation - Seatbelt Shoulder Height Adjuster

Removal

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

NOTE: Driver side shown, passenger side similar.

  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.
    Torque: 30 lb.ft (40 Nm)
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: The spacer is part of the seatbelt shoulder height adjuster.

    Remove and discard the spacer from the front seatbelt retractor and pretensioner D-ring bolt.

  1. Position the seatbelt shoulder height adjuster.
    1. Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 30 lb.ft (40 Nm)
    1. NOTE: For passenger side, rotate the height adjuster 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

      Rotate the seatbelt shoulder height adjuster 90 degrees clockwise.
  1. Remove the seatbelt shoulder height adjuster.

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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