remove rear seat belts in patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:42
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hello

i have removed the 3rd row of seats from my patrol gu and want to remoce the seatbelts as well.

does any one know what is the easiest way to do this?

Thanks
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Reply By: JamieMac - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:51

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:51
I just remove the bottom bolt (14mm socket) and fold the end of the starp up behind the small trim piece where it goes into the side of the car up top. Then it is all hidden and easily retrieved if the seats go back in, which I do several times a year.

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Reply By: Chaz - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 10:17

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 10:17
Brent.n,
I decided to remove mine after fitting the cargo barrier. I had to remove both the side pannels to get to them, but while I was at it, I fitted some much needed socket outlets.
It's not too easy, and you do tend to break those little round clips, so it pays to get a few spares before you do it. About 10c each I think.
Chaz
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 10:32

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 10:32
i think you may run into problems with rego next as it wont meet ADR's.. I wouldnt start removing seatbelts, you may have to put them back..Michael
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Follow Up By: Steve L - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 21:14

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 21:14
I think you're supposed to get a blue slip when you remove the rear seats - let alone the actual seat belts!!

Removing the 3rd row - even temporarily - means that the seating capacity on the vehicles compliance plate/rego is not the same as what is then physically possible.

Apparently a number of people have been picked up on this and fined in the last year or so.
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Reply By: Phillydom - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 22:28
SteveL.....re the removal of seats...in which state or territory is this rule?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike (SA) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 17:18

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 17:18
Re removal of seats. I have taken two rows out of my GQ, required inspection by Transport SA, payment of $70, and vehicle now registered as 2 seater rather than 7. Also boast a sticker on door pillar quoting numbers plus a certificate in duplicate!

From other sites it does now seem to be LAW in all States - ie you need to change your compliant plate.

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