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Old 29-07-2010   #1
tam21
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rear seatbelt bolts

Probably a daft question but anyway - I'm trying to take out the rear seatbelts but think I'm going to end up grinding them off. If I do, can I use any similar gauge nut and bolt as a replacement or do I have to use a fiat approved part?
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Old 29-07-2010   #2
Jason
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Re rear seatbelt bolts

The bolts will come out, but the problem is the end of the thread is exposed to the elements underneath the car, and therefore rusted in. Very unusual for a Fiat lol!! If you can get at the bolts from underneath the car, spray some WD40 on them and start undoing them. As soon as they start to come out, spray some more from inside the car and do them back up again! This sounds odd but its the best chance of not shearing them off. Once they're out smear some copper grease on the threads before putting them back in. If this fails then you can use a nut and bolt, preferably stainless bolts with nyloc nuts.
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Old 29-07-2010   #3
Mike
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Re: rear seatbelt bolts

i had trouble with these when taking my interia out to put leather in..The rear seatbelt bolts have glue on them from factory to secure basically.
The way i got around it was use a hammer on the spanner,every 3 hits turned it lol (hard hits aswell ha) It was a nightmare,took me ages but they came out in the end

Mike


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