So a few days ago the female end of the driver's seat belt started malfunctioning and unbuckling itself at will. So here's a write up on replacing the female end of the buckle. It's not hard by any stretch but after several minutes on the Google I didn't see any write ups on this so I figured I'd create one complete with iPotato pics. I know, I know....I am spoiling you now.
Part Number: 19121540 (these numbers are specific to the side of the vehicle and color. part number for passenger side is 19121542)
Tools needed: 15mm socket, flat head screw driver
Level of Difficulty: SUPER EASY
1. remove cover. It's just clipped it so take your screw driver and gently pry up on it
2. unbolt seat belt. This takes the 15mm socket and is the bolt that "inside" the plastic hole of the buckle assembly
3. unhook wire from seat frame and disconnect from plug in. You'll need your screw driver for this as well to push down on the connection and then pull out. In the pic it's that plug that is blurry (NOT the one with the red and green wire going into it!!). Squint real good and it'll be clear. It's kind of in the background and runs horizontal. That connection swivels so you should be able to get your screw driver in there to disconnect it and the faulty belt buckle should pull out at that time.
4. reverse the previous steps when installed the new part.
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