Corvette 1997-2005

Arming The System

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After the necessary repairs have been made, re-enable the air bag system as follows:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  2.  
  3. Engage the yellow 2-way connector and the CPA device at the base of the steering column.
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  5. Install the left side lower trim panel, then install the AIR BAG or SIR fuse to the fuse block.
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  7. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
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  9. Verify the SIR indicator light flashes 7-9 times, then turns OFF. If not, inspect system for malfunction.
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Air Bag Fuse Method



  1. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
  2.  
  3. Install the fuse(s) supplying power to the SDM.
  4.  
  5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    NOTE
    The AIR BAG indicator will flash then turn OFF.

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Negative Battery Cable



  1. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
  4.  
  5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    NOTE
    The AIR BAG indicator will flash then turn OFF.

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Zone 3



  1. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  2.  
  3. Connect the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering.
  4.  
  5. Install the CPA to the steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Install the left sound insulator.
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  9. Install the SDM Fuse to the I/P fuse block.
  10.  
  11. Install the front floor kick-up panel.
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  13. Staying well away from both air bags, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    1. The AIR BAG indicator will flash seven times.
    2.  
    3. The AIR BAG indicator will then turn OFF.
    4.  

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Zone 4



  1. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  2.  
  3. Connect the inflatable restraint I/P module connector located near the base of the steering column.
  4.  
  5. Install the CPA to the I/P module connector located near the base of the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Connect the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Install the CPA to the steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
  10.  
  11. Install the left sound insulator.
  12.  
  13. Install the SDM Fuse to the I/P fuse block.
  14.  
  15. Install the front floor kick-up panel.
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  17. Staying well away from both air bags, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    1. The AIR BAG indicator will flash seven times.
    2.  
    3. The AIR BAG indicator will then turn OFF.
    4.  

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Zone 5



  1. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  2.  
  3. Connect the inflatable restraint I/P module connector located at the base of the steering column.
  4.  
  5. Install the CPA to the I/P module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Install the left sound insulator.
  8.  
  9. Install the SDM Fuse to the I/P fuse block.
  10.  
  11. Install the front floor kick-up panel.
  12.  
  13. Staying well away from both air bags, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    1. The AIR BAG indicator will flash seven times.
    2.  
    3. The AIR BAG indicator will then turn OFF.
    4.  

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