IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE
Do not under any circumstance remove the 3 pronged belt retainer (green part in item picture) from the seat belt webbing until you have the seat belt fully installed.
This is a replacement front left (driver) side Ford seat belt assembly for your 2001-04 Mustang coupe. It includes dark charcoal webbing, retractor assembly, and metal tongue (male end of clip). All of our seat belt assemblies meet or exceed OE Ford and DOT safety standards. Your Mustang's seat belt plays a significant role in your driving safety. When you use a seatbelt, you're five times safer than when you don't wear it. Be sure your seat belt components are in perfect working order with these direct Ford replacements from Latemodel Restoration Supply.
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Published on 2015-03-27 A common failure on just about any New Edge Mustang Coupe is the front seat belt assembly. Overtime, the retractor loses tension in the spring mechanism... causing your seat belt to droop and dangle.
Your Mustang's seat belt plays a significant role in your driving safety. The Ford original seat belt assembly bolts to your factory locations, includes the retractor and tongue, as well as offers a perfect fit and finish into your New Edge.
Follow along in this video as we show you how to install the Ford original seat belt assembly on this 2001 Mustang GT. BUT, before we begin it is extremely important NOT to remove the 2 plastic stops on the seat belt webbing when you open the box!!!
Mustang Fitment ? 2001 (01), 2002 (02), 2003 (03), 2004 (04) Coupe ONLY
What's going on, everyone? Landon with Latemodelrestoration.com. Today I'm going to be taking a closer look at the Ford original seat belt assembly fitting all 2001 to 2004 Mustang Coupes.
A common failure on just about any New Edge Mustang Coupe is the front seat belt assembly. Over time, the retractor loses tension in the spring mechanism, causing your seat belt to droop and dangle.
Your Mustang's seat belt plays a significant role in driving safety. The Ford original seat belt assembly bolts to your factory locations, includes the retractor and tongue, as well as offers a perfect fit and finish into your New Edge.
Follow along as we show you how to install the Ford original seat belt assembly on this 2001 Mustang GT. But before we begin, it is extremely important not to remove the two plastic stops on the seat belt webbing when you open the box.
To begin installation, start by locating the two rear seat release tabs. Use a flat head screwdriver to depress the tab and lift the seat out of the car. Lower the rear seat backs to gain access to the three bolts that hold down the rear trim panel. Remove the three bolts with a ten millimeter socket, and then remove the panel from the car.
Starting on the driver's side, lift the plastic seat belt cover and remove the T40 Torx bolt. Also, remove the bottom T40 Torx bolt. Remove the two small push pin retainers from the B pillar door seal.
Next, remove the coat hanger with a small Phillip's head screwdriver. Pull down on the upper interior quarter panel, and remove it from the car. From inside of the trunk, remove the metal retaining clip from the interior quarter panel. Then remove the four plastic pushpins holding the lower interior quarter panel in place. Now you can gently pull up and get the scuff plate out of your way.
Finally, carefully pull out and up on the lower interior quarter panel. And then remove it from the car. Remove the seat belt retractor assembly from the car by removing the T40 Torx bolt. Carefully position your new retractor in the same location, and tighten down the bolt. Tighten down the upper seat belt mount. Remove the red stop and reposition on the outside of the upper seat belt mount.
Now you can remove the black stop and toss it aside. Carefully reinstall the lower interior quarter panel and remove the upper seat belt mount. Reinstall the upper interior quarter panel and coat hanger. Reinstall the rear trim panel. And then go back in with your rear seat. Reattach your scuff plate, and wrap the new belt into position. Next, install the lower seat belt mount.
If you need to replace the passenger side retractor, the steps are the exact same. Don't forget to double check everything. And you're all done.
The install is very straightforward. It should only take you about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
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I have a 2001 Mustang GT. When I bought the car the driver's side seat beat was frayed in one spot and did not retract properly. The inside of my car is dark charcoal and all the other replacements I looked at were black and looked cheaply made. I ordered this one and a friend help me put it in (took about 30 mins) and it is a perfect match! The hardest part was getting those push pins out! Looks great and retracts! Very happy with this purchase. It was worth every penny!
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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So I bought this seat belt but had to return it for another due to a mistake on my part LRS was so helpful there great here always looking out! It's the place to go for your mustang needs
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