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How to replace the red seatbelt release button

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How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by yair » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:34 pm

Just replaced the seat release buttons on my 1996 855.
These red buttons starts to break after 15-20 years of use, typically the front ones, as they get the most use.

Didn't find a thread that describes the procedure, so here it is:

You can get replacement buttons from IPD
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5513/11 ... cle-button

Or you can get them easily from a junkyard, the back seat buttons are identical to the front seats, and often do no see a lot of use, especially on sedans.

The buttons are held in place by a tab on each side and can be popped out with a small, flat screwdriver.

To release, push a screwdriver tip between the button and the black holder, and then twist the tab a bit outward, until it is released, repeat on other side.
Note that there is a small spring that pushes the button upward, you don't want to loose it.
To install, push the red button down until it clicks into place.
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Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by abscate » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:21 am

Some of these seatbelts have electrical connections to the SRS in which case be careful you don’t break a connection with the barttery connection.

The dealer tax to reset a SRS is $150
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Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by rspi » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:16 pm

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Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by rguzz » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:24 am

Thanks, my drivers looks like yours did.

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Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by polskamafia mjl » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:59 am

This is great! I've been dealing with a hole in my driver seat button for a few months now.
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Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Post by lilanlan » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:18 am

Thanks for sharing, it makes me a lot.

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