Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Front shoulder belt/buckle. Rear shoulder/lap belt/buckle. Full floor console

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Front shoulder belt/buckle. Rear shoulder/lap belt/buckle. Full floor console

Front shoulder belt/buckle

CAUTION: Inspect the front shoulder belts and buckles. Replace any belt that is either cut, frayed, torn or damaged in any way. Replace the shoulder belt if the retractor is damaged or inoperative.

Fig. 72 Liftgate Scuff Plate
Fig. 72 Liftgate Scuff Plate

1 - LIFTGATE SCUFF PLATE

REMOVAL

(1) Slide the front seats all the way forward for access to the belt anchor bolt.

(2) Disconnect the belt wire harness connector.

(3) Remove the anchor bolt cover.

(4) Remove the anchor bolt attaching the buckle to the seat.

(5) Remove the turning loop cover concealing the shoulder belt upper anchor bolt.

(6) Use a Torx bit to remove the upper anchor bolt (Fig. 73). Remove the support/guide washer.

(7) Remove the inner scuff plate/trim panel from the door sill and remove the shoulder belt lower anchor bolt(s) with a Torx bit (Fig. 74) and (Fig. 75).

(8) Remove the shoulder belt and the retractor.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the shoulder belt retractor in the shield and install the lower anchor bolt with a Torx bit. Tighten bolt to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

(2) Position the support/guide washer and shoulder belt upper anchor plate on the trim panel. Install the upper anchor bolt with a Torx bit.

(3) Route belt through trim panel.

(4) Tighten the upper and lower anchor bolts to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

(5) Install the door sill inner scuff plate/trim panel and install the cap over the upper anchor bolt.

(6) Install the shoulder belt buckle and anchor bolt. Connect the wire harness connectors. Tighten the buckle anchor bolt to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

Fig. 73 Anchor Bolt
Fig. 73 Anchor Bolt

1 - TRIM PANEL
2 - TURNING LOOP
3 - BELT
4 - ADJUSTER

Fig. 74 Front Shoulder Belt-2-Door Vehicles
Fig. 74 Front Shoulder Belt-2-Door Vehicles

1 - ADJUSTER
2 - TRIM PANEL
3 - TURNING LOOP
4 - RETRACTOR
5 - TRIM PANEL

Fig. 75 Front Shoulder Belt-4-Door Vehicles
Fig. 75 Front Shoulder Belt-4-Door Vehicles

1 - TRIM PANEL
2 - TURNING LOOP
3 - RETRACTOR
4 - TRIM PANEL
5 - ADJUSTER

Rear shoulder/lap belt/buckle

WARNING: Inspect rear shoulder/lap belts and buckles. Replace any belt that is either cut, frayed, torn or damaged in any way. Replace shoulder belt if retractor is damaged or inoperative.

REMOVAL

(1) Pull rear seat release strap and tilt seat cushion forward.

(2) Remove shoulder belt buckle and lap belt/ buckle anchor plate bolts from floor pan (Fig. 76).

(3) Remove shoulder belt lower outer anchor bolt.

(4) Remove quarter trim panel. If necessary, refer to removal procedure.

(5) Remove shoulder belt upper anchor bolt.

(6) Remove bolt attaching retractor to rear quarter rail.

(7) Separate retractor and shoulder belt from trim panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position shoulder belt buckle and lap belt/ buckle anchor plates on floor panel.

(2) Install anchor bolts. Tighten bolts to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

Fig. 76 Rear Seat Shoulder/Lap Belts and Buckles
Fig. 76 Rear Seat Shoulder/Lap Belts and Buckles

1 - TURNING LOOP
2 - RETRACTOR
3 - LAP BELT AND BUCKLE

(3) Install retractor support on rear quarter rail.

Tighten screw.

(4) Route shoulder belt through quarter trim panel slot.

(5) Position shoulder belt at roof rail and install upper anchor bolt. Tighten bolt to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

(6) Install quarter trim panel.

(7) Install shoulder belt lower anchor bolt. Tighten bolt to 43 N·m (32 ft. lbs.) torque.

(8) Return rear seat cushion to normal position and engage latch.

Full floor console

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the transmission shift lever handle/ knob:

  •  Automatic transmissions, pull the handle straight upward to remove it.
  •  Insert a thin-blade tool under the edge of the transmission shift indicator bezel and pry up to remove.
  •  Manual transmissions, loosen the locknut and un-thread the shift knob from the shaft.
  •  Pull the shift boot up to remove.

(2) Insert a thin-blade tool under the edge of the transfer case shift indicator bezel or cover plate and pry up to remove.

(3) Open the console lid.

(4) Remove the screws attaching the console to the floor and mounting bracket (Fig. 77).

(5) Disconnect the wire harness connector.

(6) Separate the console from the floor.

Fig. 77 Floor Console
Fig. 77 Floor Console

1 - TRANSFER CASE SHIFT BEZEL
2 - COVER
3 - TRANS SHIFT BEZEL
4 - FLOOR CONSOLE
5 - WASHER (2WD)
6 - BRACKET
7 - DUCT

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the console on the floor.

(2) Attach the air duct to the air outlet duct.

(3) Connect the wire harness connectors.

(4) Install the screws attaching the console to the mounting bracket.

(5) Install the shift indicator bezels (or cover plate).

(6) Install the shift lever handle/knob.

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