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Subaru Outback: Front Seat Belt

A: REMOVAL

1. OUTER BELT ASSY

CAUTION:

1) Before working, turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the battery ground cable, and wait for 60 seconds or more.

NOTE: Remove the front and rear bolts from the slide rail of the power seat before removing the battery ground.

2) Tilt the backrest forward and move the seat to the front most position.

CAUTION: For the power seat, after moving the seat, check that the battery ground has been removed. If not, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait for 60 seconds or more.

3) Release the claws, and then remove the side sill cover - front INN. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

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NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

4) Release the clips and claws, and then remove the side sill cover - rear INN. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

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NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C and D-D) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

5) Remove the center pillar trim LWR. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

  1. Release the clip by pulling the center pillar trim LWR toward you.
  2. Expand the claws of center pillar trim LWR outward and remove it from the center pillar trim UPR.

CAUTION: Do not expand the center pillar trim LWR excessively. Doing so may damage the trim.

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NOTE: First release the claw located to the rear of the vehicle.

6) Remove the center pillar trim UPR. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

  1. Release the clip by pulling the center pillar trim UPR toward you.
  2. Remove the center pillar trim UPR by lowering the entire trim.

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  1. Remove the shoulder anchor bolt.

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7) Remove the seat belt assembly.

  1. Turn over the floor mat to disconnect the belt tension sensor connector.
  2. Remove the bolt to remove the seat belt retractor and lower anchor bolt.

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  1. Pull out the seat belt from the center pillar trim UPR.

2. INNER BELT ASSY

CAUTION: The airbag system is fitted with a backup power supply. After disconnecting the battery ground cable, the airbag may operate if you do not wait for 60 seconds before starting the service of airbag system.

1) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

2) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

NOTE: For the power seat, remove the slide rail installing bolt before removing the battery ground.

3) Remove the front seats.

  1. Remove the slide rail installing bolt.
    1. Tilt the backrest forward and move the seat to the front most position.
    2. Remove the rear bolt cover (A) and remove the two bolts.
    3. Move the seat to the rearmost position.
    4. Remove the front bolt cover (B) and remove the two bolts.

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  1. Disconnect the connector under the seat.

CAUTION: Disconnect the ground cable from battery, and wait 60 seconds before disconnecting the connector.

4) Remove the inner seat belt assembly.

  1. Remove the nut and remove the inner seat belt assembly.
  2. Remove the clip for the inner seat belt harness located under the seat cushion.

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3. ADJUSTABLE ANCHOR ASSY

CAUTION:

1) Before working, turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the battery ground cable, and wait for 60 seconds or more.

NOTE: For the power seat model, move the seat all the way forward before removing the battery ground terminal.

2) Tilt the backrest forward and move the seat to the front most position.

CAUTION: For the power seat, after moving the seat, check that the battery ground has been removed. If not, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait for 60 seconds or more.

3) Release the claws, and then remove the side sill cover - front INN. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

Subaru Outback. Seat Belt System

NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

4) Release the clips and claws, and then remove the side sill cover - rear INN. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

Subaru Outback. Seat Belt System

NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C and D-D) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

5) Remove the center pillar trim LWR. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

  1. Release the clip by pulling the center pillar trim LWR toward you.
  2. Expand the claws of center pillar trim LWR outward and remove it from the center pillar trim UPR.

CAUTION: Do not expand the center pillar trim LWR excessively. Doing so may damage the trim.

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NOTE: First release the claw located to the rear of the vehicle.

6) Remove the center pillar trim UPR. (On the side where seat belt assembly is removed)

  1. Release the clip by pulling the center pillar trim UPR toward you.
  2. Remove the center pillar trim UPR by lowering the entire trim.

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  1. Remove the shoulder anchor bolt.

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7) Remove the two bolts to remove the adjustable anchor assembly.

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B: INSTALLATION

1. OUTER BELT ASSY

CAUTION:

1) Before installation, perform a unit inspection of retractor. <Ref. to SB-28, INSPECTION, Front Seat Belt.>

2) Install the outer belt assembly.

Tightening torque:
Front seat belt: <Ref. to SB-2, FRONT SEAT BELT, COMPONENT, General Description.>

3) Assemble the center pillar trim LWR to the center pillar trim UPR securely.

CAUTION: Do not forget to install the seat belt.

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4) Assemble the center pillar trim LWR and center pillar trim UPR to the body.

CAUTION: Do not reuse the clips in the upper section of the pillar trim. Always replace with a new part.

  1. Guide the seat belt through the center pillar trim UPR.
  2. Insert the upper claws of the pillar trim.
  3. Attach the pillar trim by fitting the lower clips to the body.

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5) Install the remaining parts in the reverse order of removal.

6) After installation, check the following points.

2. INNER BELT ASSY

CAUTION:

1) Install the inner belt assembly.

Tightening torque: Front seat belt: <Ref. to SB-2, FRONT SEAT BELT, COMPONENT, General Description.>

2) Locate the seat belt harness and retain it with a harness clip.

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3) Install the seat assembly to the body.

CAUTION:

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Tightening torque:
Front seat assembly: 53 N*m (5.4 kgf-m, 39.1 ft-lb)

4) Check that no harness is caught by sliding the seat back and forth.

3. ADJUSTABLE ANCHOR ASSY

Referring to the installation procedure for outer belt ASSY, install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque:
Front seat belt: <Ref. to SB-2, FRONT SEAT BELT, COMPONENT, General Description.>

C: INSPECTION

1. VISUAL INSPECTION

Check for the following, and replace with new parts if necessary.

2. ELR LOCK MECHANISM INSPECTION

1) Hold the retractor upright (as installed in the vehicle) and check the ELR lock mechanism.

2) Tilt the retractor from the upright posture and check the following points.

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3) If the ELR lock mechanism does not operate correctly, replace the outer belt assembly with a new part.

3. SEAT BELT SWITCH INSPECTION

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

Check the resistance between the terminals when the inner belt assembly is in each of the following operation conditions.

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Replace the inner belt assembly if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

Check the current value between the terminals when the inner belt assembly is in each of the following operation conditions.

Subaru Outback. Seat Belt System

Replace the inner belt assembly if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

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