Step # 1: To begin, remove the existing seat belt from your van, bus, truck or motorhome including the long side of harness on the outboard side (towards the door, between the seat and the side of the vehicle) and the short side of the seatbelt on the inboard side.
Step # 2:
Insert the hex bolt through the (A) Retractor End of your new Wesco seat belt, then through the (C) End and then screw the hex bolt into the existing anchor point (threaded hole) located on the outboard side of the vehicle near the floor as shown in Fig. 2a below and then firmly tighten. (The (C) End should be flat flush against the back side of the retractor unit) You can replace the bolt with a new one purchased from Wesco and found in our 3 point retractable Seat Belts Optional Hardware Kit (part # 3pt-rmk) or the hex bolt (7/16" fine thread Grade 5 or better) from the old seat belt if your bus, truck, van or motorhome has never been in an accident. (The hex bolt should be firmly tightened.)
Note: With some vehicles, the anchor point is located on the floor which will require the use of an Angle Bracket. (See Fig. 2b to the left) (An angle bracket is included in our optional Hardware Kit # 3pt-rmk.) View Hardware Page Click Here.
Important: With some applications, the (A) & (C) Ends anchor to the seat. This should only be done when the manufacturer has designed it in this manner.
Important: If manufacturer's anchor points are not present, then special retrofitting must be accomplished to create safe anchor points.
Step # 3: Now insert the Shoulder Bolt (7/16" fine thread Grade 5 or better) through the hole in the Long Shoulder Sash (B) End of the new seat belt and screw the bolt into the existing anchor point that is located on the upper door post (usually above the side window of your van, box truck, bus or motorhome) as you can see in Fig. 1 and then firmly tighten. My vehicle does not have a shoulder bolt anchor point. How do I create One? Click Here! Now snap the Shoulder Bolt Cap down over bolt head as shown in Fig. 3 to the left.
Step # 4: This last step installs the short side of the safety harness at the inboard position (towards the center of the vehicle). There are 2 types of ends:
1. Bench Seat End (20" floppy end)
2. Bucket Seat End (11" curved hard sleeve)
Bench Seat End Installation:
Insert the grade 5 hex bolt through the hole in the (E) End of the bench seat belt end as shown in Fig. 4 to the left, and then screw the hex bolt into the existing anchor point (threaded hole). The hex bolt should be firmly tightened. Use a new hex bolt from Wesco or a 7/16" fine thread hex bolt (Grade 5 or better) from the old seatbelt. That's it, you're done and ready to enjoy your new seatbelt!
Note: With the "Bench Seat End" installation, No additional hardware is required whether the anchor point is located on the vehicle floor or on the side of the drive shaft tunnel (the hump that runs down the center of the vehicle floor).
Bucket Seat End Installation:
When the existing anchor point is located in the side of the drive shaft tunnel: Using a 7/16" fine thread hex bolt (Grade 5 or better) either from the old restraint or a new hex bolt from Wesco, simply insert the hex bolt through the hole in the (D) End of the bucket seatbelt end as shown in Fig. 5 to the left. Then screw the hex bolt into the existing anchor point on the side of the drive shaft tunnel. The hex bolt should be tightened securely. The (D) End of the bucket seat end comes with a round plastic cover that can be replaced after tightening the bolt. You're done!