Removing the infamous seatbelt squeak - Subaru WRX Forum
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Removing the infamous seatbelt squeak

This mod will eliminate the infamous squeak you get from pulling on the seatbelt. The squeak is caused by the belt physically rubbing against a piece of plastic flashing on the seatbelt cover. The flashing is the result from being in a mold.

The black piece is what you want to remove.
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From the rear door, remove the plastic plug.
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You don't have to completely remove it, but the cover extends under the trim. Just yank up on it and it'll pop off.
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The cover wraps around the B-pillar, so just yank and stretch to get it off.
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Here's what it looks like completely unattached to the car.
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This is the plastic flashing that is the culprit of the noise.
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Many people will dremel it off, but it's much easier with a sharp knife. A box cutter would work well here.
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After result.
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That's it. That simple.
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