This Genuine OEM auto part is a brand new Front Passenger Side Seat Belt Retractor designed for the 2010 Mazda 3 model. It comes in the original packaging from the manufacturer and is not an aftermarket product. The seat belt retractor is a crucial component that ensures the safety and proper functioning of the seat belt system in the vehicle.
To replace the existing Front Passenger Side Seat Belt Retractor with this new Genuine OEM part, follow these step-by-step instructions:
1. Begin by gathering the necessary tools for the job: a screwdriver, a socket wrench, and a clean cloth.
2. Position the front passenger seat in its furthest forward position to create more working space.
3. Locate the plastic covers on both sides of the seat belt retractor assembly. Use the screwdriver to remove the screws securing the covers and set them aside.
4. Once the covers are removed, you will see the mounting bolts that hold the seat belt retractor in place. Use the socket wrench to loosen and remove these bolts.
5. Carefully disconnect the electrical connector attached to the seat belt retractor, ensuring not to damage the wiring.
6. With the bolts and connector removed, take hold of the old seat belt retractor and gently slide it out of its mounting bracket.
7. Before installing the new Genuine OEM part, clean the area thoroughly with a clean cloth to remove any debris or dust.
8. Take the new seat belt retractor and align it with the mounting bracket, ensuring it fits securely and snugly.
9. Reattach the electrical connector to the new retractor, making sure it is properly connected.
10. Insert the mounting bolts into their designated holes and use the socket wrench to tighten them securely.
11. Place the plastic covers back into position and reattach them using the screws removed earlier.
12. Confirm that the seat belt retractor is functioning correctly by pulling the seat belt out and allowing it to retract smoothly.
The entire replacement process typically takes approximately 1 hour to complete. This job requires intermediate skill level, and it is recommended to have basic knowledge of automotive repair and the necessary tools.