2007 Jeep Compass

SRS Module

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Removal & Installation



Driver-s Side

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury when removing a deployed airbag, rubber gloves, eye protection, and a long-sleeved shirt should be worn. There may be deposits on the airbag cushion and other interior surfaces. In large doses, these deposits may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before further service.
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  5. From the side of the steering wheel (1) hub trim cover, remove the 2 screws (2) that secure the driver airbag to the horn switch within the hub of the steering wheel.

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    Fig. From the side of the steering wheel (1) hub trim cover, remove the 2 screws (2) that secure the driver airbag to the horn switch within the hub of the steering wheel

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  7. Pull the driver airbag (2) away from the steering wheel far enough to access the electrical connections (1) at the back of the airbag housing.
    WARNING
    Do not pull on the clockspring pigtail wires or pry on the connector insulator to disengage the connector from the driver airbag inflator connector receptacle. Improper removal of these pigtail wires and their connector insulators can result in damage to the airbag circuits or the connector insulators.

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  9. The clockspring driver airbag pigtail wire connectors are secured by an integral lock to the airbag inflator connector receptacles, which are located on the back of the driver airbag housing. Firmly grasp and pull the lock straight out from the connector insulator, then pull the insulators straight out from the airbag inflator to disconnect them from the connector receptacles.
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  11. Remove the driver airbag from the steering wheel.
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  13. If the driver airbag has been deployed, the clockspring must be replaced.

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    Fig. Pull the driver airbag (2) away from the steering wheel far enough to access the electrical connections (1) at the back of the airbag housing

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To install:

  1. Position the driver airbag (2) close enough to the steering wheel to reconnect the electrical connections on the back of the airbag housing.
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  3. When installing the driver airbag, reconnect the 2 clockspring driver airbag pigtail wire connectors (1) to the airbag inflator connector receptacles by pressing straight in on the connectors, then pushing the locks straight into the connectors. Be certain to engage each keyed and color-coded connector to the matching connector receptacle.
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  5. Carefully position the driver airbag in the steering wheel (1). Be certain that the clockspring pigtail wires are not pinched between the driver airbag and the horn switch or the steering wheel armature.
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  7. From the side of the steering wheel hub trim cover, install and tighten the 2 screws (2) that secure the driver airbag to the horn switch. Tighten the screws to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
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  9. Do not reconnect the battery negative cable at this time. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) verification test procedure should be performed following service of any SRS component.
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Passenger's Side

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury when removing a deployed airbag, rubber gloves, eye protection, and a long-sleeved shirt should be worn. There may be deposits on the airbag cushion and other interior surfaces. In large doses, these deposits may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before further service.
  4.  
  5. Remove the top cover from the top of the instrument panel.
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  7. Remove the glove box from the instrument panel.
    WARNING
    Do not pull on the instrument panel wire harness take outs or pry on the connector insulator to disengage the connector from the passenger airbag inflator connector receptacle. Improper removal of these take outs and their connector insulators can result in damage to the airbag circuits or the connector insulators.

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  9. Reach up into the instrument panel between the upper glove box opening reinforcement and the instrument panel armature (1) to access and disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connectors (2) from the airbag inflator (3). Firmly grasp and pull the lock straight out from the connector insulator, then pull the insulators straight out from the airbag inflator to disconnect them from the connector receptacles.
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  11. Remove the two nuts (4) that secure the passenger airbag lower bracket studs to the instrument panel armature.
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  13. Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the edges of the passenger airbag door away from the instrument panel far enough to disengage the snap features on the door from the receptacles in the instrument panel base trim.
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  15. Remove the passenger airbag and airbag door from the top of the instrument panel as a unit.

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    Fig. View of passenger side airbag mounting

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To install:

  1. Carefully position the passenger airbag and airbag door through the opening in the top of the instrument panel base trim as a unit. Be certain that the 2 studs of the passenger airbag lower bracket are engaged in the holes of the instrument panel armature (1).
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  3. Install and tighten the 2 nuts (4) that secure the passenger airbag lower bracket to the instrument panel armature. Tighten the nuts to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  5. Connect the 2 connector insulators (2) of the instrument panel wire harness passenger airbag take outs to the airbag inflator connector receptacles by pressing straight in on the connectors, then pushing the locks straight into the connectors. Be certain to engage each keyed and color-coded connector to the matching connector receptacle.
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  7. Using hand pressure, push down on the passenger airbag door over each snap feature on the edges of the airbag door until it snaps into its receptacle in the instrument panel base trim.
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  9. Install the glove box into the instrument panel.
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  11. Install the top cover onto the top of the instrument panel.
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  13. Do not reconnect the battery negative cable at this time. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) verification test procedure should be performed following service of any SRS component.
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Seat Airbag

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury when removing a deployed airbag, rubber gloves, eye protection, and a long-sleeved shirt should be worn. There may be deposits on the airbag cushion and other interior surfaces. In large doses, these deposits may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Position the front seat to its most forward position for easiest access to the front seat mounting hardware.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before further service.
    CAUTION
    The Seat Weight Sensor is a sensitive, calibrated unit and must be handled carefully. Do not drop or handle roughly. If dropped or damaged, replace with another sensor. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury or death.


    CAUTION
    The front passenger seat must be handled carefully as well. When removing the seat, be careful when setting on floor not to drop. If dropped, the sensor may be inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury or death.


    CAUTION
    When the seat is on the floor, no one should sit in the front passenger seat. This uneven force may damage the sensing ability of the seat weight sensors. If sat on and damaged, the sensor may be inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury or death.

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  7. Using a trim stick C-4755, or equivalent, remove the seat belt anchor trim (3).
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  9. Remove the bolt (2) and separate the seat belt anchor (1).

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    Fig. Remove the seat belt anchor trim (3) and the bolt (2) and separate the seat belt anchor (1)

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  11. Remove the bolts (2) mounting the seat (1) to the floor.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts (2) mounting the seat (1) to the floor

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  13. Tip the seat back and disconnect the electrical connectors (1).
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  15. Remove the seat.
    WARNING
    During removal of the seat back trim cover, be certain not to tear or damage the integral nylon pouch that contains the seat airbag. If the nylon pouch or the trim cover are torn or damaged, the entire front seat back trim cover must be replaced with a new unit.



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    Fig. Tip the seat back and disconnect the electrical connectors (1)

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  17. Remove the trim from the front and back of the front seat back frame (2), but do not remove it from the outboard side of the seat back until after the seat airbag has been detached from the seat.
    WARNING
    Do not pull on the seat wire harness (4) take out or pry on the connector insulator to disengage the connector from the seat airbag (1) inflator connector receptacle. Improper removal of this take out and its connector insulator can result in damage to the airbag circuits or the connector insulator.

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  19. Disconnect the seat wire harness connector from the seat airbag inflator. Slide the yellow locking tab down, then squeeze the 2 latch tabs on the connector insulator. Pull the insulator straight out from the airbag inflator to disconnect it from the connector receptacle.
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  21. Remove the 2 nuts (3) that secure the seat airbag to the side of the seat back frame.
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  23. Grasp the outboard side of the seat back trim cover and pull the trim cover and cushion over the top of the seat back frame. This will allow room to remove the seat airbag without damaging the trim cover or the cushion.
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  25. Working between the seat back trim cover and the seat back frame carefully disengage the 2 seat airbag studs from the nylon pouch and slide the airbag out of the pouch. Be careful not to tear or damage the nylon pouch or the trim cover.

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    Fig. Seat airbag removal

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To install:


WARNING
The seat airbag (1) must be installed into the nylon pouch integral to the front seat back trim cover before the airbag or the trim cover are installed on the front seat back frame (2). Failure to do so will adversely affect the function of the seat airbag system.

  1. Carefully slide the seat airbag into the nylon pouch integral to the outboard side of the front seat back trim cover and engage the 2 airbag studs through the holes provided in the pouch. Be careful not to tear or damage the nylon pouch or the trim cover.
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  3. Position the seat airbag and trim cover as a unit to the outboard side of the seat back frame and insert the studs through the mounting holes in the frame.
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  5. Install and tighten the 2 nuts (3) that secure the seat airbag to the side of the seat back frame. Tighten the nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  7. Connect the seat wire harness (4) connector to the seat airbag inflator. Be certain that the connector latches and lock are fully engaged.
    WARNING
    Be certain that all of the trim is properly reinstalled on the front seat back frame. Failure to do so will adversely affect the function of the seat airbag system.

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  9. Install the trim onto the front and back of the front seat back (2).
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  11. Position the seat into the vehicle and connect the electrical connectors (1).
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  13. Install the bolts (2).
    1. Adjust the seat forward.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the rear outboard bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the rear inboard bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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    7. Adjust the seat rearward.
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    9. Tighten the front outboard bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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    11. Tighten the front inboard bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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  15. Install the lower seat belt anchor (1) and install the bolt (2). Tighten the bolt (2) to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) and install the trim cover (3).
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  17. Do not reconnect the battery negative cable at this time. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) verification test procedure should be performed following service of any SRS component.
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Side Curtain Airbag

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury when removing a deployed airbag, rubber gloves, eye protection, and a long-sleeved shirt should be worn. There may be deposits on the airbag cushion and other interior surfaces. In large doses, these deposits may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.


CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury, use extreme care to prevent any foreign material from entering the side curtain airbag, or becoming entrapped between the side curtain airbag cushion and the headliner. Failure to observe this warning could result in occupant injuries upon airbag deployment.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before further service.
  4.  
  5. Using a trim stick C-4755, or equivalent, release the clips and separate the A-pillar trim from the A-pillar.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector and release the wire harness support clips.
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  9. Remove the 2 screws that secure the sun visor to the roof panel and remove the sun visor from the headliner.
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  11. If equipped, disconnect the illuminated vanity mirror wire harness connector.
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  13. Remove the screw that secures the sun visor support to the roof panel and remove the support from the headliner.
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  15. Disconnect the rear view mirror electrical connectors.
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  17. Remove the assist handles by using a small pry tool or equivalent, release the assist handle by prying out the clips at either end.
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  19. Fold the rear seats into the down position.
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  21. Press the release buttons and remove the headrests.
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  23. Place the front seats into the recline position.
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  25. From one side of the vehicle, position aside the upper B-pillar trim, as necessary.
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  27. From one side of the vehicle, position aside the C-pillar trim, as necessary.
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  29. Remove the push-pin fasteners and lower the rear of the head liner.
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  31. Disconnect the dome light electrical connector.
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  33. Disconnect the washer hose, if equipped.
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  35. If equipped with a sunroof, separate the fasteners (3) and lower the headliner (1).
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  37. Disconnect the washer hose, if equipped, and remove the headliner (1).

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    Fig. Separate the fasteners (3) and lower the headliner (1)

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  39. Disconnect the body wire harness connector for the side curtain airbag from the connector receptacle at the back of the inflator on the inner roof side rail between the C and D-pillars.
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  41. Disengage the metal clip (1) that secures the side curtain airbag rear tether to the inner roof side rail (5) above the D-pillar.
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  43. Disengage the metal clip (1) that secures the front tether to the inner A-pillar.
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  45. Disengage the two plastic fasteners (2) that secure the front tether to the inner A-pillar.
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  47. Remove the seven screws (6) that secure the side curtain airbag (4) to the U-nuts in the inner roof side rail.
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  49. Disengage the two plastic push-in fasteners (3) that secure the airbag and the inflator bracket to the inner roof side rail.
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  51. Remove the side curtain airbag from the vehicle as a unit.

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    Fig. Remove the side curtain airbag from the vehicle as a unit

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To install:

  1. Check to be certain that the 7 U-nuts (2) for the side curtain airbag are properly installed in the inner roof side rail (1) and that they are in good condition.

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    Fig. Check to be certain that the 7 U-nuts (2) for the side curtain airbag are properly installed in the inner roof side rail (1)

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  3. Position the side curtain airbag (4) into the vehicle as a unit.
    NOTE
    Be certain that the airbag cushion is not twisted during installation. If a colored stripe (red for right side bag, blue for left side bag) is visible on the cushion, the bag is twisted and must be untwisted before it is secured to the roof side rail.

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  5. Engage the 2 plastic push-in fasteners (3) that secure the airbag and the inflator bracket to the inner roof side rail (5).
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  7. Install and tighten the 7 screws (6) that secure the side curtain airbag to the U-nuts in the inner roof side rail. Tighten the screws to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  9. Engage the 2 plastic fasteners (2) that secure the side curtain airbag front tether to the inner A-pillar.
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  11. Engage the metal clip (1) that secures the front tether to the inner A-pillar.
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  13. Engage the metal clip (1) that secures the rear tether to the inner roof side rail above the D-pillar.
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  15. Connect the body wire harness connector for the side curtain airbag to the connector receptacle at the back of the inflator on the inner roof side rail between the C and D-pillars.
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  17. Install the headliner into the vehicle in the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  19. Do not reconnect the battery negative cable at this time. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) verification test procedure should be performed following service of any SRS component.
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SRS Verification Test




CAUTION
To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.


CAUTION
The following procedure should be performed using a diagnostic scan tool to verify proper Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) operation following the service or replacement of any SRS component.

  1. During the following test, the battery negative cable remains disconnected and isolated, as it was during the SRS component removal and installation procedures.
  2.  
  3. Be certain that the diagnostic scan tool contains the latest version of the proper diagnostic software. Connect the scan tool to the 16-way Data Link Connector (DLC) (2). The DLC is located on the driver side lower edge of the instrument panel (1), near the cowl side inner panel (3).

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    Fig. Data Link Connector (DLC) location

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  5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and exit the vehicle with the scan tool.
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  7. Check to be certain that nobody is in the vehicle, then reconnect the battery negative cable. Wait 2 minutes before proceeding.
    CAUTION
    Failure to follow these instructions may result in possible serious or fatal injury.

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  9. Using the scan tool, read and record the active (current) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) data.
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  11. Use the scan tool to read and record any stored (history) DTC data.
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  13. If any DTC is found in Step No. 5 or Step No. 6, refer to the appropriate diagnostic information.
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  15. Use the scan tool to erase the stored DTC data. If any problems remain, the stored DTC data will not erase. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information to diagnose any stored DTC that will not erase. If the stored DTC information is successfully erased, go to Step 9.
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  17. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position for about 15 seconds, and then back to the ON position. Observe the airbag indicator in the instrument cluster. It should light for 6-8 seconds, and then go out. This indicates that the SRS is functioning normally and that the repairs are complete. If the airbag indicator fails to light, or lights and stays ON, there is still an active SRS fault or malfunction. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information to diagnose the problem.
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