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  Safety Belt Without Anchor Plate Thread Damage  

Replacement of the Weld Nut and/or Reinforcement

  1. Expose the suspect anchor plate.

NOTE: If the B or C- pillar safety belt anchor nuts or reinforcements are stripped or missing, they should be replaced with a new nut/reinforcement plate.

  1. Drill out two 8 mm (5/16 in) diameter access holes adjacent to the weld nut clearance hole.
  2. Thread a length of copper welding wire through the clearance hole and position to secure the weld nut and washer.
  3. Use MIG Wire Feed Welder to plug weld a 7/16 inch weld nut and standard washer in place at the two 8 mm (5/16 in) holes.
  4. Metal finish as required.
  5. Perform the Functional Test. See: Testing and Inspection\Component Tests and General Diagnostics\Functional Test