Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker 1986-1998 Repair Guide

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CAUTION
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.

SERVICE PRECAUTIONS



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.
 
Never use air bag component parts from another vehicle.
 
If the vehicle will be exposed to temperatures above 211°F (93°C), remove the air bag module from the steering wheel.
 
If there is a chance of electrical shock to any of the air bag components, remove the air bag module before servicing the vehicle.
 

DISARMING THE SYSTEM



See Figure 1


CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before performing service around SIR components or SIR wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.



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Fig. Fig. 1: To disable the air bag system, the air bag fuse needs to be removed and the yellow air bag module connector needs to be disengaged

  1. Turn the steering wheel so the front wheels are in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the key.
  4.  
  5. Remove the AIR BAG fuse from the air bag fuse box.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering wheel side cap and disengage the yellow connector inside the inflator module housing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the glove box, by disengaging both glove box stoppers from each side, then unplug the yellow passenger air bag inflator module connector.
  10.  

ARMING THE SYSTEM



  1. Turn the steering wheel so the front wheels are in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  4.  
  5. Engage the passenger air bag inflator module yellow connector. Install glove box.
  6.  
  7. Engage the yellow connector inside the inflator module housing on the driver's air bag. Install the inflator module onto the connector stay.
  8.  
  9. Install the plastic access cover.
  10.  
  11. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Verify that the air bag indicator lamp flashes 7 times and then turns OFF. If the lamp does not function as specified, there is a malfunction in the SIR system.
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