Originally Posted by mgmetalworks
The seat belt pre-tensioner disconnected with throw an error code.
in all of the vans I've put Sienna seats in (in driver and passenger positions), the factory Ford seat belt pre-tensioners are adapted to the Sienna seats. I've disconnected the toyota belts and stuffed the end into the upholstery. I don't use the toyota belts in the front positions. The Ford belts are better for a number of reasons.
This is an ancient thread & I know MG is not working on seats now, but I'm considering putting the Sienna recliner in the front passenger position (using an MG-made mount sourced from a friend). My motivation would be to have the option of someone wearing the Toyota shoulder belt when facing the rear while in motion.
I know I'd need to disconnect the pretensioner cable, and everyone (including me) would strongly advise against facing the rear while in motion (no need to remind me), but this would be safer than the current set up, where I or the wife occasionally let a passenger face the rear in our stock Ford seat with the standard swivel. (and they sortof "rope" themselves in using the Ford seat belt and receptical (both on the wall side when swiveled)).
Any reason the passenger couldn't utilize the Toyota seatbelt when facing aft? (I think disconnecting the pre-tensioner disables the passenger airbag, right?)