How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Seat Belt
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $29.90 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $114.33 parts and labor


  • Unfasten the screws holding the retractor cover in place and remove it.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the retractor in its place.
  • Take out the adjuster cover so that you can access the upper adjuster bolts.
  • Once the adjuster is removed, you can easily remove the shoulder belt.
  • Similarly, unfasten the bolts holding the lap belt and take the seat belt and retractor assembly out.
  • Take a new seat belt and retractor and fix them by reversing the process.
  • Fasten the adjuster bolts and replace the adjuster cover.
  • Once the installation is complete, examine the seat belt and retractor is properly installed by pulling the seatbelt twice or thrice.

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