The air bag system must be disarmed before performing service around air bag system components or system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary air bag system repairs and/or personal injury.
Always disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first) and wait 20 minutes prior to performing service around air bag system components or system wiring.
Do not use any diagnostic instruments that are battery powered, such as buzzers, ohmmeters or diode testers, to diagnose faults in the steering wheel or electronic control unit. Using such devices may trigger the air bag. Also, ensure that the battery cables cannot accidentally come into contact with the battery terminals.