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Old 05-20-2007
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60/40 to 40/40

well, tried to do this today, but after taking my seat out noticed that there is a black cylinder underneath my seat that attached to the belt buckle....

anyone know what this is??

and is there a way to move it so i can make it 40/40??
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I did the mod, but can't remember what the cylinder is. Any pictures?
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cant get a pic unless i take the seat off again, there was writing on it, but in french... should have paid attention in high school!
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Mine didn't have anything under it, except the adjustment mechanisms. Are you sure it isn't part of the seat-back adjustment?
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gonna have to check, last time i knew, it did have wires going into it...
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You don't have power seats, do you? The only other thing I could think of is some sort of safety device associated with the seat belt.
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no dont have power seats, i was thinking that same thing about the safety..... there is a heavy cable connected tot he back of it that wraps around and into the seat.... i am thinking that the 60/40 to 40/40 might be out of the question, if it helps, it is a 03' ranger...
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seat belt pretensioner.

i cut right next to it on mine. no issue
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sounds like the air bag/seat belt sensor
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Like Gumby said, it is the seat belt pretensioner. Don't mess with it. It fires off with the air bags. Just cut so you miss it and all is well.
If you didn't disconnect the battery before you removed the seat, do so before you reconnect the pretensioner. If you remove it the air bag light will stay on.
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cant get a pic unless i take the seat off again, there was writing on it, but in french... should have paid attention in high school!
Those damn French made cars.
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It's the seat belt pretensioner, i just cut next to it and left it alone when i did the swap. Here's a pic.
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fazda, was it all metal underneath?? mine is...
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fazda, was it all metal underneath?? mine is...
Yep, it was all metal i used a sawzall to cut off the middle section.

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I see, good deal! thanks!
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Those damn French made cars.
correction...DAMN french made pos slave cyls!!!
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