Bezel came loose from seat belt retractor cover
Date: May 21, 1999
Models: 98-99 BR/BE Ram THIS
APPLIES TO QUAD CAB MODELS ONLY!
This bulletin involves installing a new seat belt retractor cover.
The seat belt retractor cover bezel comes loose due to a cracked seat belt
retractor cover. The crack may occur at the bottom of the opening where the
seat belt bezel snaps into the cover.
Inspect the seat belt retractor cover for cracks or other damage. If the seat
belt cover is cracked or damage, perform the Repair Procedure
AR (1) 05015932AA Cover, Seat Belt Retractor, Right Side
AR (1) 05015933AA Cover, Seat Belt Retractor, Left Side
|THIS REPAIR IS COMPATIBLE WITH DAIMLERCHRYSLER'S MOBILE SERVICE PROGRAM
AND DOES NOT REQUIRE HOISTS OR OTHER FULL SERVICE-FACILITY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT.
If not already off, carefully pry the seat belt guide bezel from the seat
back using a trim stick.
Roll seat back cover upward to the mid seat hog rings.
Disengage the hog rings attaching the cover to the seat back frame (Figure
Roll the seat back cover upward and separate from the seat back.
Route the shoulder belt and guide through the seat back cover.
Feed the seat belt through the seat belt retractor cover bezel and seat
Remove the two screws securing the front seat belt retractor cover to the
retractor and remove the cover.
Install the new seat belt retractor cover (see Parts Required section) onto
the retractor. Secure the cover with the two screws.
Hold the seat back foam cushion in place with masking tape applied to the
foam and seat belt retractor cover.
. Feed the seat belt through the seat back cover and the seat belt retractor
Position the seat back cover onto the seat back and roll the cover downward.
Route the shoulder belt and guide bezel through the seat back cover.
Engage the hog rings attaching the seat back cover to the seat back frame.
Align the shoulder belt guide bezel through the holes in the seat back cover
and press into place.
Continue rolling the cover downward and then engage the J-strap at the base
of the seat back.
Install the assist handle on the backside of the seat, if equipped.
Install the bolt attaching the seat belt anchor to the seat track adjuster.
Tighten the bolt to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.).
Install the side shield.
Install the dump handle, if equipped.
Install the recliner handle.
- Remove seat back recliner handle.
- Remove dump handle, if equipped.
- Remove side shield.
- Remove the nut attaching the seat belt anchor to the seat track adjuster.
- Remove the assist handle on the backside of the seat, if equipped.
- Disengage the J-strap at the bass of the seat back (Figure 1).
POLICY. Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
Labor Operation No:
Seat Belt Retractor Cover - One - Right Or Left Side 0.8 Hrs.
FAILURE CODE: P8 - New Part
From Bob Bergevin - BEWARE, DC allows 0.8 hours to change one side, it must
be a time consuming activity. Perhaps you should see your dealer...
Thanks to Bob Bergevin for supplying this TSB information
This page was edited on: May 3, 2004