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ab1945 08-17-2012 01:23 PM

How do I remove rear seatbelt cover
 
I have 2002 E46 wagon. The rear passenger side seatbelt has jammed and will not come out. So far the following efforts have failed: tried to ease it out real slow; unbolted bottom of seatbelt to allow more belt to return in the retractor, put front of car up on ramps hoping the lock would release after pounding it a little.

Next step: can someone tell me how to remove the plastic seatbelt cover in the picture below without breaking it?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...%2520cover.JPG

Thanks, Allan.

jgold47 08-17-2012 01:34 PM

hmm good luck. After taking out my rear deck and removing the seatbelts last weekend I have a new found respect for the things. I am guessing the plastic part is just a cover, did you look on real OEM or the TIS?

ab1945 08-17-2012 02:55 PM

There's no doubt it is just a cover as there is a slot under the belt so that it can be removed - just want to do it without breaking it. I'm new to this forum - what is "real OEM or the TIS?". Thanks.

lsteg 08-17-2012 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ab1945 (Post 14660245)
There's no doubt it is just a cover as there is a slot under the belt so that it can be removed - just want to do it without breaking it. I'm new to this forum - what is "real OEM or the TIS?". Thanks.

Could you just find one in a scrap yard and replace?

I know it's a rough option but it may be the easiest depending how difficult it might be to remove that shield.


just food for thought.

zwei e46 08-17-2012 03:19 PM

here you go ...

TIS = BMW TIS Online Repair Manuals ... http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/

removal of seatbelt cover ...

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/05/45/65

welcome aboard!

rbalazsi 08-17-2012 04:12 PM

Speaking as one who has broken two out of the three I'd had to remove (two for shocks & one another time for navigation retrofit) I wish you good luck.

Some have better luck than I though, maybe you will too.

I don't really have any good suggestions on it though other than to work slowly and patiently. If nothing else, I think they only cost around $15 each, so could be worse if you do end up breaking them.


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