Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. System of ignition
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
- 12. Body
   12.1. General information
   12.2. Care of a body
   12.3. Care of an upholstery and rugs
   12.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   12.5. Repair of strong damages of a body
   12.6. Front bumper
   12.7. Rear bumper
   12.8. Cowl
   12.9. Cowl lock cable
   12:10. Cowl lock
   12:11. Doors
   12:12. Door upholstery
   12:13. Lock and handles of opening of a door
   12:14. Glasses of doors
   12:15. Trunk lid
   12:16. Luggage carrier lock
   12:17. Back door
   12:18. Lock of a back door
   12:19. System of the central blocking
   12:20. Power windows
   12:21. External rear-view mirrors
   12:22. Front and back flew down
   12:23. Hatch
   12:24. Slips and emblems
   12:25. Seats
   12:26. Mechanism of a tension of a seat belt of a front seat
   12:27. Seat belts
   12:28. Finishing of salon
   12:29. Central console
   12:30. Dashboard
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions

12:26. Mechanism of a tension of a seat belt of a front seat


The system is intended for instant retracting any sagging in a seat belt in case of head-on collision therefore the threat of life to forward passengers decreases. Each front seat is equipped with the system with the mechanism of a tension of a belt attached directly to the seat belt lock. The mechanism of a tension of a belt is run by the safety cushion control unit. When the system of a tension of a belt works, fuel in the tension mechanism cylinder lights up that the tension mechanism piston therefore sagging of a seat belt is removed forces to move forward. After operation of the mechanism of a tension it is subject to replacement. That the mechanism of a tension did not work when carrying out repair work on the car, it is necessary to disconnect the accumulator and to disconnect the electric socket from the control panel a belt and a safety cushion.


Before performance of any actions on a seat belt disconnect the negative plug from the accumulator and wait at least for 2 minutes. Further remove the central panel and disconnect the socket from the seat belt tension control unit.

Do not subject the tension mechanism to heating above 100 °C.