Cavalier Seat Belt

The seat belt lock on my 1993 Vauxhall Cavalier has broken. When I come to remove and replace it I cannot easily see how to remove it. Do I need to
remove the seat as well?
Any experience welcomed
Thanks, Tony
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When this happened to me, the Vauxhall garage said they *just* managed to get at the fixing bolt without having to remove the seat. I'd driven around for a few days with the driver's belt locked into the passenger side (and the back seat driver really in the back), til the part arrived.
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Probably, and if there are any wires with either yellow or orange coloured connectors suspect pre tensioning seat belts and DON'T touch - get advise from people who know the H&S risks of working on these explosive devices.
Have your finger in the wrong place if it triggers and you might just say good bye to that finger....
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Instructions are in the haynes manual. Follow them literally in the case of pretensioners.
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I'd assumed the OP was referring to the lock, not the inertia reel assembly (where one imagines any pretensioner would be fitted, itself maybe unlikely for a 93 Cavalier).
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wrote:

assembly
unlikely
No, they are part off the 'socket' end, and yes a '93 Cavalier could have them.
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Mmmm
I haven't got the Haynes manual for the Cavalier but have for the Corsa which I presume is similar and have had a look at it.
Yes, there are cables running under the seat from the socket (broken part) and I hadn't considered that I may trigger the pretensioner.
The car will be replaced shortly so I don't feel justified in spending large (garage) sums on it. However, I don't wish to lose fingers to save a couple of pounds.
Thanks for your replies and if there is an easy and safe way of doing this I am interested - Even if I have to buy a Haynes manual!!
Tony
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If it helps at all, according to the Haynes manual, The tensioner system consists of a powerful spring, contained in a cylinder, which is released in the event of severe impact. The spring pulls back the seat belt by means of a bowden cable and fulcrum mechanism attached to the belt stalk, mounted on the seat frame....and... Due to the specialist safety related nature of the seat belt tensioner system, replacement must be entrusted to a suitably equipped Vauxhall dealer.
There does not seem to be a separate seat belt stalk, at least not in the illustrations, and there is no mention of removing it. Before you take out the seat there is a safety fork to fit in the spring assembly to prevent it going off.
I doubt if you could set off the tensioner by fiddling with the stalk end of the assembly, but then it ain't my fingers in the way!!
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<snip> [ re pre tensioning seatbelts ]

Yes you can....
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