Originally Posted by RobertSmalls
I took the seats out of my car today (unrelated) and thought I'd see about moving the levers to the outboard sides.
The seats are not symmetrical. After the mod, your seat belt recievers would be a little lower. Also, you can either lose the driver's side seat belt sensor, or break off the metal tabs that keep the reciever from rotating through more than 50° of motion (e.g. falling over and ending up on the floor).
I'll put it back together tonight, but I'm not sure in what configuration.
This is why you need to keep the seatbelt, buckle and mounting hardware on it's respective side. I was able to unclip and fish the sensor through the drivers seat and then refish it through the passenger seat (after swapping) without any modification to the seat belt sensor. In that right they are exactly symmetrical.
when you swap the seats the outside bolt (where the belt attaches to the seat) is a little bit lower, but I didn't find the inside (receiver side) to be lower... or at least if it was, it wasn't noticeable.
As for the metal tab, I did break that off (read my writeup), but I have yet to have the receiver fall on the floor because of it.
As for symmetry the only thing I noticed is that the seat is facing slightly more toward the middle of the car, but we're talking a degree or two... not enough to affect driving or leg comfort. The seats are also slightly closer to the doors (about 1-2"). I actually like this though because it leaves more space between the two seats.