Corvette 1997-2005

Disarming the System

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Turn the steering wheel to align the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
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  7. Remove the AIR BAG or SIR fuse from the fuse block.
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  9. Remove the left side lower trim panel, then unplug the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) device and the yellow 2-way SIR harness wire connector at the base of the steering column.
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Disabling Procedure - Air Bag Fuse

  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
    NOTE
    Important: The SDM may have more than one fused power input. To ensure there is no unwanted SIR deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs, remove all fuses supplying power to the SDM. With all SDM fuses removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, the AIR BAG warning indicator illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate a SIR system malfunction.

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  5. Locate and remove the fuse(s) supplying power to the SDM.
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  7. Wait 1 minute before working on the system.
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Disabling Procedure - Negative Battery Cable

  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
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  7. Wait 1 minute before working on system.
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Zone 3



  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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  5. Remove the key from the ignition.
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  7. Remove the front floor kick-up panel.
    NOTE
    With the SDM Fuse removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, the AIR BAG indicator illuminates. This is normal operation and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.



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    Fig. SDM fuse location-2003-05 models

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  9. Remove the SDM Fuse from the I/P fuse block.
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  11. Remove the left sound insulator.
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  13. Remove the connector position assurance (CPA) from the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
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  15. Disconnect the steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
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Zone 4



  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front floor kick-up panel.
    NOTE
    With the SDM Fuse removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, The AIR BAG indicator illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.

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  9. Remove the SDM Fuse from the I/P fuse block.
  10.  
  11. Remove the left sound insulator.
  12.  
  13. Remove the connector position assurance (CPA) from the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
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  15. Disconnect the steering wheel module coil connector located at the base of the steering column.
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  17. Remove the CPA from the inflatable restraint I/P module connector located near the base of the steering column.

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    Fig. I/P module connector-2003-04 models

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  19. Disconnect the I/P module connector located near the base of the steering column.
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Zone 5



  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the key from the ignition.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front floor kick-up panel.
    NOTE
    With the SDM Fuse removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, the AIR BAG indicator illuminates. This is normal operation and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.

  8.  
  9. Remove the SDM Fuse from the I/P fuse block.
  10.  
  11. Remove the left sound insulator.
  12.  
  13. Remove the connector position assurance (CPA) from the inflatable restraint I/P module connector located at the base of the steering column.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the I/P module connector located at the base of the steering column.
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