Seat Belt Clips: Why did I receive a seat belt clip with my repaired Seat Belt?

Categories: Seat Belt Pretensioner Repair

The Seat Belt Clip is there to make the seat belt re-installation processes easier. 


Remove belt clip after installing the seat belt in the vehicle.


Do NOT take the Seat Belt Clip off prior to installing it.

If you remove the seat belt clip prior to installation of the seat belt, the belt will retract all the way into the housing of the seat belt and it will lock the retractor mechanism.  This may delay the time it takes for your installation. 

If you have removed the seat belt clip prior to installation follow these steps:

  1. Position the seat belt in the same position as it is in the vehicle. Or:
    you can also mount seat belt assembly into the vehicle and then follow the
    next two steps.
  2. Place your thumb in the retractor and slowly push forward until in makes
    a third of a turn.
  3. While holding the retractor with one hand, slowly pull the seat belt with
    the other hand.

This video can help you with this as well.  The Zip-Tie has now been replaced
by Seat Belt Clips.