Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Seat belts - general

Warning: If the vehicle has been involved in an accident in which structural damage was sustained all the seat belt components must be renewed.

1. Inertia reel front seat belts are fitted to all models. According to trim level, these may have adjustable upper mountings. Rear seat belts are available as an optional extra at time of purchase, or as a kit for aftermarket fitting.

2. Keep the belts untwisted so that they retract into their reels when not in use.

Occasionally check the function of the inertia reel units by braking sharply from 5 mph (traffic permitting): the belts should lock. A defective unit must be renewed.

3. Only use soap and water to clean the belts.

Strong detergents, bleaches or dyes may weaken the webbing. After cleaning, keep the belts extended until they are dry.

4. Belts which have been subject to impact loads must be renewed.

5. When renewing a belt, note carefully the fitted sequence of mounting washers and spacers. Use new mounting components when these are supplied, and tighten the mountings to the specified torque (see illustration).

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Front seat belt inertia reel and lower mounting bolts (arrowed)

6. Access to the adjustable top mounting is not immediately obvious. It is necessary to remove the floor level trim strip, then free the door seal from the pillar. The pillar trim can then be pulled inwards to free its top and centre mountings, then slid downwards to release the bottom lip. Notice how the belt feeds through the pillar trim (see illustrations).

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Front seat belt adjustable top mounting

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Belt feeds through guide in pillar trim

7. Access to the rear inertia reel is gained by removing most of the rear quarter trim panels; on 5-door models the door seal will have to be disturbed to remove the panels. Access to the floor mountings is gained by folding the seat forwards (see illustrations).

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Rear seat belt inertia reel

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Rear seat belt upper mounting

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Rear seat belt floorpan mounting

Sunroof - operation and maintenance

1. A slide-and-tilt glass panel sunroof is available as an optional extra on most models.

It is operated by a crank handle. After depressing the release button, turning the handle anti-clockwise open the roof. Turning the handle clockwise when the roof is closed causes its rear end to tilt up for ventilation.

2. A louvered panel, known as a sunshade, can be drawn out under the glass. This should only be done when the glass is closed or in the 'tilt' position.

3. Maintenance is confined to checking periodically that the drain hoses are not blocked at their lower ends.

4. No lubrication or other maintenance is specified.

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