Some vehicles are equipped with an air bag system, also known as the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) or Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The system must be disabled before performing service on or around system components, steering column, instrument panel components, wiring and sensors. Failure to follow safety and disabling procedures could result in accidental air bag deployment, possible personal injury and unnecessary system repairs.
Fig. To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS carry a live air bag facing away from you in case of accidental deployment
Fig. To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS place a live airbag with the cover facing up in case of accidental deployment
Fig. Be sure to observe any precaution labels on the vehicle regarding the air bag system
Several precautions must be observed when handling the inflator module to avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury.
Never carry the inflator module by the wires or connector on the underside of the module.
When carrying a live inflator module, hold securely with both hands, and ensure that the bag and trim cover are pointed away.
Place the inflator module on a bench or other surface with the bag and trim cover facing up.
With the inflator module on the bench, never place anything on or close to the module which may be thrown in the event of an accidental deployment.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position and place the key in the
position. Remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.
Disconnect the negative battery cable and insulate the cable end with high-quality electrical tape or similar non-conductive wrapping.
Wait at least one minute before working on the vehicle. The air bag system is designed to retain enough voltage to deploy the air bag for a short period of time after the battery has been disconnected.
Fig. Insulate the negative battery cable to prevent accidental deployment of the air bag
Connect the negative battery cable, turn the ignition switch to the
position and check the SRS warning light for proper operation.