Honda Cars 2007-2008

Precautions

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Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

Honda Civic 2007-2008

Honda S2000 2007-2008

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable before beginning any airbag system component diagnosis, testing, removal, or installation procedures. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes before beginning any component service. This will disable the airbag system. Failure to disable the airbag system may result in accidental airbag deployment, personal injury, or death.

Do not place an intact undeployed airbag face down on a solid surface. The airbag will propel into the air if accidentally deployed and may result in personal injury or death.

When carrying or handling an undeployed airbag, the trim side (face) of the airbag should be pointing towards the body to minimize possibility of injury if accidental deployment occurs. Failure to do this may result in personal injury or death.

Replace airbag system components with OEM replacement parts. Substitute parts may appear interchangeable, but internal differences may result in inferior occupant protection. Failure to do so may result in occupant personal injury or death.

Wear safety glasses, rubber gloves, and long sleeved clothing when cleaning powder residue from vehicle after an airbag deployment. Powder residue emitted from a deployed airbag can cause skin irritation. Flush affected area with cool water if irritation is experienced. If nasal or throat irritation is experienced, exit the vehicle for fresh air until the irritation ceases. If irritation continues, see a physician.

Do not use a replacement airbag that is not in the original packaging. This may result in improper deployment, personal injury, or death.

The factory installed fasteners, screws and bolts used to fasten airbag components have a special coating and are specifically designed for the airbag system. Do not use substitute fasteners. Use only original equipment fasteners listed in the parts catalog when fastener replacement is required.

During, and following, any child restraint anchor service, due to impact event or vehicle repair, carefully inspect all mounting hardware, tether straps, and anchors for proper installation, operation, or damage. If a child restraint anchor is found damaged in any way, the anchor must be replaced. Failure to do this may result in personal injury or death.

Deployed and non-deployed airbags may or may not have live pyrotechnic material within the airbag inflator.

Do not dispose of driver/passenger/curtain airbags or seat belt tensioners unless you are sure of complete deployment. Refer to the Hazardous Substance Control System for proper disposal.

Dispose of deployed airbags and tensioners consistent with state, provincial, local, and federal regulations.

After any airbag component testing or service, do not connect the battery negative cable. Personal injury or death may result if the system test is not performed first.

If the vehicle is equipped with the Occupant Classification System (OCS), do not connect the battery negative cable before performing the OCS Verification Test using the scan tool and the appropriate diagnostic information. Personal injury or death may result if the system test is not performed properly.

Never replace both the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) and the Occupant Classification Module (OCM) at the same time. If both require replacement, replace one, and then perform the Airbag System test before replacing the other.

Both the ORC and the OCM store Occupant Classification System (OCS) calibration data, which they transfer to one another when one of them is replaced. If both are replaced at the same time, an irreversible fault will be set in both modules and the OCS may malfunction and cause personal injury or death.

If equipped with OCS, 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 do so may result in occupant injury or death.

If equipped with OCS, 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, could result in occupant injury, or possibly death.

If equipped with OCS, when the passenger front 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, could result in occupant injury, or possibly death.

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

Except when performing electrical inspections, always turn the ignition switch OFF, then disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then wait for 3 minutes before starting work.

The SRS memory is not erased even if the ignition switch is turned OFF or the battery cables are disconnected from the battery.

Use replacement parts which are manufactured to the same standards and quality as the original parts. Do not install used SRS parts. Use only new parts when making SRS repairs.

Carefully inspect any SRS part before you install it.

Do not install any part that shows signs of being dropped or improperly handled, such as dents, cracks, or deformation.

Before disconnecting the SRS unit connectors, always disconnect the appropriate SRS parts connectors.

Use only a digital multimeter to check the system. If it is not a Honda multimeter, make sure its output is 10 mA (0.01 A) or less when switched to the lowest value in the ohmmeter range. A tester with a higher output could cause accidental deployment and possible injury.

Do not put objects on the front passenger's airbag.

The original audio system has a coded theft protection circuit. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system.

Before returning the vehicle to the customer, enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system.

Set the clock

Misalignment of the cable reel could cause an open in the wiring, making the SRS system, remote steering wheel controls, and the horn inoperative. Center the cable reel whenever the following is performed:



Installation of the steering wheel
 
Installation of the cable reel
 
Installation of the steering column
 
Other steering-related adjustment or installation
 

Do not disassemble the cable reel.

Do not apply grease to the cable reel.

If the cable reel shows any signs of damage, replace it with a new one. For example, if it does not rotate smoothly, replace the cable reel.

Do not disassemble an airbag. It has no serviceable parts. Once an airbag has been deployed, it cannot be repaired or reused.

For temporary storage of an airbag during service, store the removed airbag with the pad surface up. Never put anything on the airbag.

To prevent damage to the airbag, keep it away from any oil, grease, detergent, or water.

Store the removed airbag on a secure, flat surface away from any high heat source (exceeding 200°F).

Never perform electrical inspections to the airbags, such as measuring resistance.

Do not position yourself in front of the airbag during removal, inspection, or replacement.

Wear safety glasses, rubber gloves, and long sleeved clothing when cleaning powder residue from vehicle after an airbag deployment. Powder residue emitted from a deployed airbag can cause skin irritation. Flush affected area with cool water if irritation is experienced. If nasal or throat irritation is experienced, exit the vehicle for fresh air until the irritation ceases. If irritation continues, see a physician.

Do not use a replacement airbag that is not in the original packaging. This may result in improper deployment, personal injury, or death.

The factory installed fasteners, screws and bolts used to fasten airbag components have a special coating and are specifically designed for the airbag system. Do not use substitute fasteners. Use only original equipment fasteners listed in the parts catalog when fastener replacement is required.

During, and following, any child restraint anchor service, due to impact event or vehicle repair, carefully inspect all mounting hardware, tether straps, and anchors for proper installation, operation, or damage. If a child restraint anchor is found damaged in any way, the anchor must be replaced. Failure to do this may result in personal injury or death.

Deployed and non-deployed airbags may or may not have live pyrotechnic material within the airbag inflator.

The side curtain airbag inflator assembly is a long, jointed part containing an inflator (A), a flexible bag (B), and brackets (C).

When removing or installing the side curtain airbag inflator assembly, never handle the flexible bag (B).

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Fig. Never handle the side curtain airbag by the flexible bag (B) portion

Do not dispose of driver/passenger/curtain airbags or seat belt tensioners unless you are sure of complete deployment. Refer to the Hazardous Substance Control System for proper disposal.

Dispose of deployed airbags and tensioners consistent with state, provincial, local, and federal regulations.

After any airbag component testing or service, do not connect the battery negative cable. Personal injury or death may result if the system test is not performed first.

Be careful not to bump or impact the SRS unit, front impact sensors, or side impact sensors whenever the ignition switch is ON (II), or for at least 3 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.

During installation or replacement, be careful not to bump (by impact wrench, hammer, etc.) the area around the SRS unit, front impact sensors, or the side impact sensors. The airbags could accidentally deploy and cause damage or injury.

After a collision where the airbags the side airbags, the side curtain airbags, or seat belt tensioners were deployed, many components must be inspected. After a collision where the airbags, the side airbags, or the side curtain airbags did not deploy, inspect for any damage or any deformation on the SRS unit, front impact sensors, and the side impact sensors. If there is any damage, replace the SRS unit and/or the sensors.

Do not disassemble the SRS unit, front impact sensors, side impact sensors, driver's seat position sensor, or front passenger's weight sensors.

Turn the ignition switch OFF, disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then wait for 3 minutes before starting installation or replacement of the SRS unit, or disconnecting the connectors from the SRS unit.

Be sure the SRS unit, front impact sensors, and side impact sensors are installed securely with the mounting bolts torqued to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).

Do not spill water or oil on the SRS unit or the side impact sensors, and keep them away from dust.

Store the SRS unit, front impact sensors, and side impact sensors in a cool (less than 104°F) and dry (less than 80 percent relative humidity, no moisture) area.

Some of the SRS wiring can be identified by special yellow outer covering, and the SRS connectors can be identified by their yellow color. Observe the applicable procedures.

Never attempt to modify, splice, or repair SRS wiring. If there is an open or damage in SRS wiring, replace the harness.

Be sure to install the harness wires so they do not get pinched or interfere with other parts.

Make sure all SRS ground locations are clean, and grounds are securely fastened for optimum metal-to-metal contact. Poor grounds can cause intermittent problems that are difficult to diagnose.

When using electrical test equipment, insert the probe of the tester into the wire side of the connector. Do not insert the probe of the tester into the terminal side of the connector, and do not tamper with the connector.

Use a U-shaped probe. Do not insert the probe forcibly.

Using improper tools could cause an error in inspection due to poor metal-to-metal contact.

When cleaning the seats with side airbag, use a damp cloth to clean the seat. Do not soak the seat with liquid, and do not spray steam on the seat.

Do not repair a torn or frayed seat-back cover. Replace the seat-back cover.

After a collision where the side airbag was deployed, replace the side airbag and seat frame with new parts. If the seat-back cushion is split, it must be replaced.

Never put aftermarket accessories on the seat (covers, pads, seat heaters, lights, etc.).

 
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