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    How do I replace the seat belt socket on the drivers seat. I have a 96 astra with an air bag. I think there is some sort of gas canister on it and I don't want to blow my head off. The socket is damaged and won't hold the clip in and the MOT is next week. Do I have to take the seat out to remove the socket, can't seem to see where it's attached to.
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    On the cannister is a red clip, it's under the plastic trim nearest the door, this canister is called a 'seat belt pretentioner' you don't want them going off as they make a very loud bang (I have to set them off from time to time).

    Yes you will have to remove the seat, but its easy just 4 13mm bolts.

    There is a cannister on the side nearest thew door but it is connected to the seat belt guide on the inner side.

    The best thing to do is if you get stuck is to buy a Haynes manual, it give a very clear guide on what to do.
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    Got a manual on order but can't wait to get stuck in! Does this mean the cannister is not connected to the socket that you plug the belt clip into, if that's the case it shouldn't be too difficult shoul it?
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    It's not difficult, if you've never done this sort of thing b4 just disconnect the battery, leave 5 mins, remove the trims on the bottom of the runners, put the red clip in place on the outer canister, undo the 4 13mm bolts, disconnect the pretentioner from the main loom, remove pretent' from seat, fit new one, to re fit reversal of remove.
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    Thanks nrj, got a day off tomorrow so I'll give it a try.
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    Job done, got a spare from the scrappie and fitted it, a lot easier than I expected except for the torx bolt. The car passed it's test yesterday first time so another years motoring for 20 quid.
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    Well done mate, at least its got MOT now, still £20 is a good price for the pre-ten'
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