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I managed to get red seatbelts from a wrecked A45. The part number shares with GLA and it is a direct swap.
Sorry for the incomplete photos and information on the install, I'm just trying it out initially but turns to be okay so I did it anyway.


Tools needed:
Torx Bit - T25
Prying tool or flathead screwdriver

Step 1:
Disconnect the battery negative terminal. This is to prevent unnecessary activation of the airbags etc.
Open the both doors on each side and remove the rubber mouldings.
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Step 2:
Remove the upper cover. There are 4 clips holding the cover (2 on each side).
Use a prying tool or flathead screwdriver.

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Move the front seats forward to have an ease of access to the seatbelts. Please note to unbolt the bottom part of the seatbelt (using T25 Torx Bit) in order to remove the top cover completely.

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Step 3:

Remove the bottom cover:
1. Pull the top of the cover against the pillar. There are two plastic clip holding it. Easy pull.
2. Once you have pulled the top part and exposed the seatbelt mechanism, the bottom two side sits inside the door moulding of the front and back door.
3. Pull the cover towards the back of the car to remove it from the door moulding at the front first. You will notice while pulling, the cover slides out and it will dislodged itself by pulling away. You can do it either way but I find pulling it towards the rear of the car is much easier.

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Step 4:

Remove the three T25 bolts holding the seatbelt and seatbelt mechanism
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There are two sockets connected to the seatbelt mechanism. The one in the bottom pic below needs to be pried up (orange tab) by a small flathead or prying tool be removed. The other one is straight forward pull.

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Tip when putting back the bolts: Start with the middle screw, it is somehow adjustable.

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Step 5:

Put everything back in reverse order and it is all good.
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I will update this post with final photos once taken.
 

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Nicely done, great instructions and photos. Still a little unclear on removing the lower b-pillar.
I advise disconnecting the battery before touching any electrical connectors relating to airbags, seatbelts, or other safety/crash prevention equipment. Codes may appear or malfunctions could occur.
 

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Nicely done, great instructions and photos. Still a little unclear on removing the lower b-pillar.
I advise disconnecting the battery before touching any electrical connectors relating to airbags, seatbelts, or other safety/crash prevention equipment. Codes may appear or malfunctions could occur.
I agree with you on the disconnection. I did it anyway but forgot to cite above.

On the lower B pillar cover, this is the best approach:
1. Pull the top of the cover against the pillar. There are two plastic clip holding it. Easy pull.
2. Once you have pulled the top part and exposed the seatbelt mechanism, the bottom two side sits inside the door moulding of the front and back door.
3. Pull the cover towards the back of the car to remove it from the door moulding at the front first. You will notice while pulling, the cover slides out and it will dislodged itself by pulling away. You can do it either way but i find pulling it towards the rear of the car is much easier.
 

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Interesting you did not have the red belts to begin with, I see you have the red stitching?
 

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I managed to get red seatbelts from a wrecked A45. The part number shares with GLA and it is a direct swap.
Sorry for the incomplete photos and information on the install, I'm just trying it out initially but turns to be okay so I did it anyway.


Tools needed:
Torx Bit - T25
Prying tool or flathead screwdriver

Step 1:
Disconnect the battery negative terminal. This is to prevent unnecessary activation of the airbags etc.
Open the both doors on each side and remove the rubber mouldings.
View attachment 28091

Step 2:
Remove the upper cover. There are 4 clips holding the cover (2 on each side).
Use a prying tool or flathead screwdriver.

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Move the front seats forward to have an ease of access to the seatbelts. Please note to unbolt the bottom part of the seatbelt (using T25 Torx Bit) in order to remove the top cover completely.

View attachment 28094

Step 3:

Remove the bottom cover:
1. Pull the top of the cover against the pillar. There are two plastic clip holding it. Easy pull.
2. Once you have pulled the top part and exposed the seatbelt mechanism, the bottom two side sits inside the door moulding of the front and back door.
3. Pull the cover towards the back of the car to remove it from the door moulding at the front first. You will notice while pulling, the cover slides out and it will dislodged itself by pulling away. You can do it either way but I find pulling it towards the rear of the car is much easier.

View attachment 28095

Step 4:

Remove the three T25 bolts holding the seatbelt and seatbelt mechanism
View attachment 28096


There are two sockets connected to the seatbelt mechanism. The one in the bottom pic below needs to be pried up (orange tab) by a small flathead or prying tool be removed. The other one is straight forward pull.

View attachment 28098


Tip when putting back the bolts: Start with the middle screw, it is somehow adjustable.

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Step 5:

Put everything back in reverse order and it is all good.
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I will update this post with final photos once taken.
It's nice to know there is some useful information.
Nicely done, with great instructions and photos.
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Nice.
However, using post accident seat belts for a retrofit may be a bad idea.
I think that seat belts are supposed to be discarded as part of accident repair, not that bodyshops care about doing that.
Now, if the car is a Mercedes with Pre-Safe, the belts are already damaged by that pyrotechnics belt tensioner and may even show a code that is meant to indicate among other things that the belt needs to be replaced.
 

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Nice.
However, using post accident seat belts for a retrofit may be a bad idea.
I think that seat belts are supposed to be discarded as part of accident repair, not that bodyshops care about doing that.
Now, if the car is a Mercedes with Pre-Safe, the belts are already damaged by that pyrotechnics belt tensioner and may even show a code that is meant to indicate among other things that the belt needs to be replaced.
No worries. The seatbelts came from a written off car due to engine failure not from an accident. We just call it wrecked here as a common terminology.
 
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