ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Arming The System

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Specific to:

Buick Park Avenue 1996-1999

Oldsmobile Delta 88 1986-1988

Before beginning the enabling procedure, read all service precautions.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and tape the end of cable to avoid possible terminal contact. Remove the IR fuse.
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  3. Reconnect the IR inflator connector at the base of the steering column, if disconnected.
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  5. Install the sound insulator and lamp, if removed.
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  7. Install the IR fuse and connect the battery cable.
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Specific to:

Buick Park Avenue 1998-1999

Oldsmobile Regency 1998

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

  1. Turn the steering wheel so the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column and the connector retainer
     
    Left-hand sound insulator
     
    Yellow 2-way connector on the right side and the connector retainer
     
    Sound insulator and/or glove box
     
    Air bag fuse
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  9. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position. Verify that the INFLATABLE RESTRAINT indicator lamp flashes 7-9 times, then remains OFF. If the lamp does not function as specified, there is a malfunction in the air bag system.

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    Fig. Drivers side air bag connector



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    Fig. Passenger-s side air bag connector

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