Cavalier, Sunfire 2001-2005

Disarming the System

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CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before performing many in-vehicle service procedures. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Turn the steering wheel so the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight-ahead.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Ignition key
     
    AIR BAG fuse from the instrument panel fuse block
     
    Left-hand sound insulator
     
    Connector retainer and yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column.
     
    Right-hand sound insulator, if equipped with passenger side air bags
     
    Connector retainer and yellow 2-way connector from the passenger inflator module pigtail, if equipped with passenger side air bags

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    Fig. Driver-s side Yellow 2-way air bag connector retainer location

     

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