Buick Park Avenue 1996-1999
Oldsmobile Delta 88 1986-1988
- When performing service around the SIR system components or wiring, the SIR system MUST be disabled. Failure to do so could result in possible air bag deployment, personal injury or unneeded SIR system repairs.
- When carrying a live inflator module, make sure that the bag and trim cover are pointed away from you. Never carry the inflator module by the wires or connector on the underside of the module. In case of accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance of injury.
- When placing a live inflator module on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface.
- Never disconnect any electrical connection with the ignition switch ON unless instructed to do so in a test.
- Always wear a grounded wrist static strap when servicing any control module or component labeled with a Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) sensitive device symbol.
- Avoid touching module connector pins.
- Leave new components and modules in the shipping package until ready to install them.
- Always touch a vehicle ground after sliding across a vehicle seat or walking across vinyl or carpeted floors to avoid static charge damage.
- The energy reserve module can maintain sufficient voltage to cause a deployment for up to 10 minutes on some vehicles, even if the battery is disconnected.
- Sensor mounting and wiring must never be modified.
- Never strike or jar a sensor, or deployment could happen.
- Never power up the IR system when any sensor is not rigidly attached to the vehicle.
- The steering wheel (inflator) module is to be stored and shipped under DOT flammable solid regulations.
- The steering wheel (inflator) module must be deployed before it is scrapped.
- After deployment the air bag surface may contain sodium hydroxide dust. Always wear gloves and safety glasses when handling the assembly. Wash hands with mild soap and water afterwards.
- Any visible damage to sensors requires component replacement.
- Wire and connector repair must be performed using kit J-38125-A, or equivalent. Use special crimping tools, heat torch and seals.
- Absolutely no wire connector, or terminal repair is to be attempted on the arming sensor, forward sensors, inflator module or IR coil assembly
- Never use a battery or AC powered test light or tester on the IR system or deployment could occur.
- Never use an ohmmeter on the IR system, unless instructed to do so, or deployment could occur.
- Never bake dry paint on vehicle or allow to exceed temperatures over 300°F, without disabling the IR system and removing the inflator module.
- Sensors are not interchangeable between models or years.
- Never allow welding cables to lay on, near or across any vehicle electrical wiring.
- Avoid extension cords for power tools or droplights to lay on, near or across any vehicle electrical wiring.
- If the vehicle is equipped with an optional passenger power, do not connect the seat power feed harness to the IR diagnostic module terminal connector, since damage to the IR diagnostic module may result.
- Follow repair and removal and installation procedures in the correct order to avoid unnecessary repairs. Tighten fasteners to specifications.
Buick Park Avenue 1998-1999
Oldsmobile Regency 1998
Several precautions must be observed when handling the inflator module to avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury.