Securon Inertia Reel Rear Seat Belts - what am I missing?

Hello all,

After refurbishing my tatty seats, I'm putting them back in the car, along with some new Securon 254 rear seat belts.

I know there are issues with needing spacers to mount the reel to avoid the belt dragging, as well covered on this forum over the years. I have spacers of about 20mm height ready to go on.

When I've got the rear seat squabs in place, I can't for the life of me see how the inertia reel will fit between the mounting point and the back of the seat. Hopefully the attached photo will show what I mean. The threaded hole (shown with a bolt in it for clarity) seems to be too far forward and "outboard" in the car to allow the reel to sit anywhere near the shelf. I'm assuming the belt needs to emerge from the reel towards the front of the car?

If anyone has a photo of a successful Securon 254 installation on the back shelf, I'd be very grateful to see it. My car is a Series 1 2000 if that makes any difference.

Many thanks.


Thanks Rockdemon - we definitely have different mounting locations. My mounts are about where the wrinkle in your parcel shelf is on the first photo - tight up against the seat back.

So all those lists that say Securon 254 fits all models 1963-77 are wrong! It would be possible to add new mounts in the rear-most location, putting spreader plates under the metal shelf. But by the time I'd discovered the problem I'd as already made the holes in my vinyl shelf trim. I've ordered a set of static belts which will be less convenient, but should fit .