MonteCarlo 2000

Inflator Modules

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Specific to:

Buick Century 1997-2000

Buick Regal 1997-2000

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1997

Oldsmobile Intrigue 1998-2000

Pontiac Grand Prix 1997-2000

The inflator modules consist of an inflatable bag and an inflator. An inflator consists of a canister of gas-generating material and an initiating device. The initiator is part of the deployment loop. When the vehicle is in a frontal crash of sufficient force, the inflatable restraint SDM causes current to flow through the deployment loops. Current passing through the initiator ignites the material in the inflator module. The gas produced from this reaction rapidly inflates the air bag.

There is a shorting bar on the inflatable restraint steering wheel module side of the upper steering column connector that connects the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil to the inflatable restraint steering wheel module (air bag). The shorting bar shorts across the steering wheel module circuits during disconnection of the upper steering column connector. The shorting of the steering wheel module circuitry will help prevent unwanted deployment of the air bag when servicing the steering wheel module, the steering column or other SIR system components.

There is a shorting bar on the inflatable restraint instrument panel module (passenger side air bag) connector that connects to the SIR wiring harness. The shorting bar shorts across the inflatable restraint instrument panel module circuits during disconnection of the instrument panel module connector. The shorting of the instrument panel module circuitry will help prevent unwanted deployment of the air bag when servicing the instrument panel module, the instrument panel or other SIR system components.

 
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