1998 Airbag Parts Replacement Recommendations - I-Car

1998 MODEL AIRBAG PARTS
REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
This chart was developed in cooperation with ADP-CSG. The contents are based on the information available
at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker’s
technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.
USING THE CHART
The Airbag Parts Replacement Recommendations
chart is designed as an aid to damage appraisal, and
an initial guide to vehicle-specific airbag system
repair after a deployment. The chart covers production vehicles sold in the United States. Because of
the many changes that are occurring in airbag
systems, there may be some exceptions to the chart.
This chart is NOT intended to replace the service
manual. A SERVICE MANUAL IS REQUIRED
when making any airbag system repairs.
The only way to determine if an airbag system is
working properly is to observe the airbag warning
lamp on the instrument panel. When the key is
switched ON, the airbag lamp should light for a few
seconds. This is important because it indicates that
the lamp is working. If after a few seconds the lamp
goes out, the system is working properly. If the lamp
stays lit, a problem exists.
The “Replace” and “Inspect” columns list parts that
must be replaced and inspected following an airbag
deployment. The parts in the “Replace” column must
be replaced regardless of their condition. If airbag
parts in the “Inspect” column are found to be damaged or faulty, replacement with new parts is generally the only option.
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Acura
1998
1998
1998
1998
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
SRS unit
Seat belt pretensioners (3.5RL)
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Seat belt anchors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Acura
1998 NSX
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Seat belt pretensioners
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Dash sensors
* Dashboard
* Seat belt anchors
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Wait at least 3 minutes.
3. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
4. Install shorting connectors.
Acura
1998 SLX
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Airbag parts with damaged wiring pigtail
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel, column, and column reinforcement 1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
plate
2. Remove SRS fuse from left-side dashboard fuse
* Clock spring
block, or disconnect battery.
* Instrument panel braces
3. Disconnect yellow 2-pin connector at base of steering
column for driver airbag.
* Knee bolsters and mounting points
4. Remove glove box and disconnect yellow 2-pin
* Front seats
connector for passenger airbag.
* Seat
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Audi
1998 A4/S4: Dual Front and Side
1998 Cabriolet
* Airbag modules
* Airbag control module w/holder
* Spiral spring
* Seat belts in use at time of collision
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensor
* Seat cover, backrest padding, and upholstery clips, on
side of impact
* Any damaged restraint system part
CL
Integra
RL
TL
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* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
For a side airbag deployment:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
No wait time specified.
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Audi
1998 A6
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
* Any deployed airbag unit
* Airbag control module must be replaced after every
actuation of airbag/belt tensioners
* Instrument panel (with a passenger side airbag
deployment)
* Self-cancelling ring with slip ring (with a driver's side
airbag deployment)
* All seatbelts with belt tensioners that have been
triggered
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment (front or rear):
* Any deployed airbag unit
* Acceleration sensor for side airbag that deployed
* Airbag control module can be used for up to three
actuations of side airbags and/or belt tensioners. After
the third actuation, the DT C "control module
malfunctioning" will appear.
* Front/rear seatback cushion
* Front/rear seat cover
* For foldable rear seatback: Side cushion
* All upholstery clips (metal and plastic clips)
* All seatbelts with belt tensioners that have been
triggered
* Any damaged restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
* Supports for passenger side airbag unit (must not be 1. When working on the airbag system, the battery
bent back into place)
Ground (GND) strap must be disconnected.
* Lateral acceleration sensor if area near sensor in floor
2. No waiting time is necessary after disconnecting the
pan is deformed
battery.
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
For a side airbag deployment:
* Lateral acceleration sensor if area near sensor in floor
pan is deformed
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
For a side curtain airbag deployment:
* Lateral acceleration sensor if area near sensor in floor
pan is deformed
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
For a side curtain airbag deployment:
* Airbag control module can be used for up to three
actuations of side curtain airbags and/or belt tensioners.
After the third actuation, the DT C "control module
mafunctioning" will appear.
* Acceleration sensor for side airbag deployed
* Trim panel at A-pillar, B-pillar, C-pillar, D-pillar
* All seatbelts with belt tensioners that have been
triggered
* Any damaged restraint system part
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
Audi
* Airbag modules
1998 A8: Dual Front and Front/Rear Side* Airbag control module w/holder
* Spiral spring
* Lid and retaining frame for passenger airbag
* Seat belts in use at time of collision
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensor
* Seat cover, backrest padding, and upholstery clips, on
side of impact
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side rear-seat airbag deployment:
* Airbag module
* Impact sensor
* Any damaged airbag restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Instrument panel
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
No wait time specified.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
* Deployed airbag modules
* Non-deployed pretensioners
BMW
* Non-deployed airbag modules
1998 3-Series Convertible: Dual Front * Contact ring
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Knee bolster
and optional Side
* Glove box
1998 3-Series Coupe: Dual Front and * Seat belts in use during collision
* Control/diagnostic module
* Airbag warning lamp
optional Side
1998 3-Series Hatchback: Dual Front * MRS control module, after third impact or fault code * Steering wheel and column
100
* Dashboard
and optional Side
* Impact sensors
* Integrated seat system
1998 3-Series Sedan: Dual Front and
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
optional Side
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
1998 5-Series: Dual Front and Side,
Head Protection System (HPS), Optional For a side airbag deployment:
diagnostic check
Dual Rear Side
* Side airbag module, and HP S module
1998 7 Series: Dual Front and Side,
* MRS control module, after third impact or fault code For a side airbag deployment:
Head Protection System (HPS), Optional 100
* Satellite sensor
Dual Rear Side
* Inner door panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
1998 Z3
* A-pillar cover
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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect contact ring connector.
3. Wait 5 minutes.
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Buick
1998 Century
1998 Regal
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Steering wheel module coil
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Instrument panel trim pad/Instrument panel assembly * Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
(Regal)
* Knee bolsters
* Any damaged restraint system part
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Wiring harness and connectors(Minor Repairs
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inAllowed - Check Service Manual)
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove access door to instrument panel fuse block
and remove airbag fuse.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector at right of steering column for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Buick
1998 LeSabre
1998 Riviera
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Steering column reinforcement plate (LeSabre)
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Steering wheel module coil
damage
* Front-end discriminating sensor
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Buick
1998 Park Avenue
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column and support bracket
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module, if in area of collision * Sensing and Diagnostic Module
damage
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, mounting points,
* Instrument panel upper pad
etc.
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel carrier
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Knee bolster
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Seats and mounting points
need of replacement are replaced:
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This * Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of diagnostic check
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove SDM fuse from the underhood fuse box.
4. Remove left-side sound insulator and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Buick
1998 Skylark
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* SIR coil assembly
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
damage
* Knee bolsters
* Any damaged restraint system part
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inAllowed - Check Service Manual)
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from fuse block.
4. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector at base of steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector under
instrument panel for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Cadillac
1998 Catera: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inAllowed - Check Service Manual)
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
For a side airbag deployment:
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This * All inspection items listed above
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of * Door wiring and connectors
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
* Door seal
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
* Seat
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic, and Seat Belt Pretensioner
Module
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Wait 1 minute.
4. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensor and mounting bracket
* Sensing and Diagnostic and Seat belt Pretensioner
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Module, after third deployment (current code 56)
* Any damaged restraint system part
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Cadillac
1998 Deville: Dual Front and Side
1998 Eldorado: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column and reinforcement plate
* Airbag modules
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Steering wheel module coil
damage
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Instrument panel upper trim panel
* Front-end discriminating sensor
* Any damaged restraint system part
* IP assembly, if the passenger inflator module
mounting points are damaged
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, mounting points,
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inetc.
need of replacement are replaced:
* Knee bolsters
* Seats and mounting points
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
hardware
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This * Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of Allowed - Check Service Manual)
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
diagnostic check
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
For a side airbag deployment:
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
* All inspection items listed above
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from trunk fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove instrument panel compartment.
6. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
T o disable each side airbag, as required:
1. Remove door trim panel.
2. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensing module
* Any damaged restraint system part
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Cadillac
1998 Seville: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module, if in area of collision * Steering wheel module coil
damage
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Instrument panel crossbeam
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Knee bolsters
* Seats and seat mounting points
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of For a side airbag deployment:
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
* All inspection items listed above
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from fuse block under the rear seat
on the left side.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
6. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 6-way
connector under driver seat for driver side airbag and
pretensioner.
7. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 6-way
connector under passenger seat for passenger side
airbag and pretensioner.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensing module
* Any damaged restraint system part
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Astro
1998 Blazer/T ahoe (Classic)
1998 Express
1998 Pickup Crew Cab (Classic)
1998 Pickup Std/Club Cab (Classic)
1998 Suburban
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Clock spring
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
damage
* Knee bolsters
* Any damaged restraint system part
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inAllowed - Check Service Manual)
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove driver knee bolster (Express) and connector
lock and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove instrument panel extension (Astro) or knee
bolster (Express) and connector lock and disconnect
yellow 2-way connector for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Blazer
1998 S-10 Std/Ext Cab
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
*Airbag modules
*Sensing and Diagnostic Module
*Front-end discriminating sensors
*Seat belts in use during collision
*Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
* Wiring harness and connectors
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
need of replacement are replaced:
diagnostic check
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel, knee bolster (if
equipped), and connector lock, and disconnect yellow 2way connector at base of steering column for driver
airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector behind glove box for passenger airbag.
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Camaro
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to OFF and remove key.
3. Remove instrument panel fuse block access door and
airbag fuse.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove the right-side insulator panel and connector
lock and disconnect yellow 2-way connector behind the
instrument panel compartment door for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Cavalier
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
Airbag modules
* Steering wheel module coil
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Front-end discriminating sensor
Instrument panel trim pad
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
Any damaged restraint system part
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
hardware
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
need of replacement are replaced:
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
*
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove left-side instrument panel end cap and
remove airbag fuse from fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector near base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector near base of steering column for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Corvette
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
Airbag modules
* Steering wheel module coil
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Front-end discriminating sensor
Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove front floor kick-up panel and SDM fuse
from fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector near base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector near base of steering column for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Lumina/Monte Carlo
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
need of replacement are replaced:
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Vehicle theft-deterrent module
Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to OFF and remove key.
3. Remove instrument panel fuse block access door and
fuse 21.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector behind the
instrument panel compartment door for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Malibu
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from the left-side fuse block.
4. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector above left-side fuse block for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag above right-side fuse
block.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Prizm: Dual Front and optional
Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Instrument panel cross-car beam
* Seats and seat mounting points
* Knee bolsters
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
need of replacement are replaced:
hardware
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This diagnostic check
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
For a side airbag deployment:
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
* All inspection items listed above
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Front-end discriminating sensors
Deployed seat belt pretensioners
Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Remove key from ignition switch.
3. Remove airbag fuse from wiring harness junction
block near base of steering column.
4. Release the clock spring connector lock and
disconnect the clock spring connector for driver airbag.
5. Remove the glove box. Release, unlock, and
disconnect the passenger airbag module connector.
6. Release, unlock, and disconnect the driver and
passenger side-airbag module connectors under the
seats (if equipped).
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Side-impact sensor
* Any damaged restraint system part
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Friday, July 26, 2002
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YEAR, MAKE MODEL
Chevrolet
1998 Venture: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* Seats and seat mounting points
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of For a side airbag deployment:
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
* All inspection items listed above
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Both front seat belt/pretensioner assemblies
Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
6. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2way connectors under the driver seat for the driver side
airbag and pretensioner.
7. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2way connectors under the passenger seat for the
passenger side airbag and pretensioner.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side airbag sensing module
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module (after third deployment)
* Any damaged restraint system part
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Chrysler
1998 Cirrus
1998 Concorde
1998 Sebring Convertible
1998 Sebring Coupe
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* Airbag modules
* Steering wheel
* Steering column assembly with shrouds and lower
coupler (Concorde)
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel assembly
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering column cover
* Glove box
* Passenger airbag top cover
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Chrysler
1998 Intrepid: Canada only
Dodge
1998 Intrepid
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Wiring harness and connectors
Airbag modules
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
Steering wheel
Steering column assembly w/shrouds and lower coupler diagnostic check
Clock spring
Instrument panel and pad assembly
Any damaged restraint system part
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Chrysler
1998 T o wn & Country
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Clock spring
Steering wheel and column assembly
Lower steering coupler
Upper instrument panel with pad
Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Dodge
1998 Avenger
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Airbag control unit
Clock spring
Front impact sensors
Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Dodge
1998 Caravan
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Clock spring
Steering wheel and column assembly
Lower steering coupler
Upper instrument panel with pad
Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.~
Dodge
1998 Dakota
1998 Durango
1998 Pickup
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Clock spring
Steering column
Instrument panel assembly (Dakota, Durango)
Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel (Ram)
* ]Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Dodge
1998 Neon
* Airbag modules
* Steering wheel and column
* Clock spring
* Right trim panel
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel top cover
* Knee bolster
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Dodge
1998 Stratus
* Airbag modules
* Steering column cover
* Steering wheel
* Passenger airbag top cover
* Clock spring
* Instrument pane
* Instrument panel plastic retainer and steel reinforcement
* Glove box
assembly
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Dodge
1998 Viper
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel and column
Clock spring
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch
Any damaged restraint system part
* Control module/impact sensor assembly
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Eagle
1998 T alon
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Airbag control unit
Clock spring
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel, column, and intermediate joint
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Remove key from ignition switch.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 2 minutes.
Ford
1998 Contour
1998 Crown Victoria
1998 Mustang
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Ford
1998 Escort
* Airbag modules
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Ford
1998 Expedition
1998 Explorer
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait at least 1 minute.~
Ford
1998 Pickup
1998 Pickup (F150/F250)
1998 Van
* Airbag modules
* Airbag sliding contact
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Diagnostic monitor
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait at least 1 minute.
Ford
1998 Ranger
* Airbag modules
* Airbag Electronic Crash Sensor (ECS) Module
* Airbag Sliding Contact
* Airbag sensors and brackets
* All seat belt and retractor assemblies, when in use,
including child safety seat tether attachments
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module bracket
* Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait at least 1 minute.
Ford
1998 T aurus
* Airbag modules
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module
* Steering column intermediate shaft coupling
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
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Ford
1998 Windstar
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Diagnostic monitor
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Instrument panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait at least 1 minute.
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Geo
1998 Metro
1998 T racker
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Steering column reinforcement plate
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Steering wheel module coil
damage (Metro)
* Front-end discriminating sensor (Metro)
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Remove key from ignition switch.
3. Remove airbag fuse from fuse block near base of
steering column.
4. Remove steering wheel side cap and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for driver
airbag.
5. Pull out glove compartment, remove connector lock,
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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GMC
1998 EV1
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering wheel, column, and column support foam
energy absorber
* SIR coil assembly
* Seats
* Knee bolsters and mounting points
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts indiagnostic check
need of replacement are replaced:
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Front seat belt retractors
Any damaged restraint system part
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Place the key pad in the "LOCK" mode.
3. Place SIR "ENABLE/DISABLE" switch in right hand
junction block in the "DISABLE" position.
4. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector near base of steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock, and disconnect yellow 2way connector under right-side instrument panel for
passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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GMC
1998
1998
1998
1998
1998
1998
Pickup Crew Cab (Classic)
Pickup Std/Club Cab (Classic)
Safari Van
Sonoma Std/Ext Cab
Suburban
Yukon
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Clock spring
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
damage
* Knee bolsters
* Any damaged restraint system part
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inAllowed - Check Service Manual)
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel (Sonoma) or driver
knee bolster (Savana) and connector lock and
disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of steering
column for driver airbag.
5. Remove instrument panel extension (Safari) or
passenger knee bolster (Savana) and connector lock and
disconnect yellow 2-way connector (behind glove boxSonoma) (near base of steering column-C/K, Suburban,
Yukon) for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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GMC
1998 S15 Jimmy
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
need of replacement are replaced:
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Front-end discriminating sensors
Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel, knee bolster (if
equipped), and connector lock, and disconnect yellow 2way connector at base of steering column for driver
airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector behind glove box for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
Honda
1998 Accord Coupe
1998 EV P lus
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*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
SRS unit
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Seat belt anchors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Honda
1998 Accord Sedan
1998 Civic
1998 Prelude
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
SRS unit
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Seat belt anchors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Honda
1998 CR-V
1998 Odyssey
* Airbag modules
* SRS control unit
* Seat belt pretensioners (CR-V)
* Seat belts in use during collision
*Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Seat belt anchors
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect negative, then positive battery cable.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Honda
1998 Passport
*
*
*
*
*
* Steering wheel, column, and reinforcement plate
* Cable reel
* Instrument panel braces
* Knee bolsters and mounting points
* Seat belt anchors
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Remove two airbag fuses from lower fuse block or
disconnect battery.
3. Disconnect yellow 3-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
4. Remove glove box and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Hyundai
1998 Accent
1998 Elantra
1998 Sonata
1998 T iburon
* Airbag modules
* Airbag control module
* Airbag control module machine screws
* Clock spring
* Front seat belt assemblies in vehicles with deployed
seat belt pretensioners
* Airbag wiring harness
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Infiniti
1998 I30: Dual Front and Side
1998 Q45: Dual Front and Side
* Airbag modules
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* Seat belt pretensioner assemblies (Q45)
* All fasteners for replaced parts
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel assembly
* All seat belt assemblies
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Airbag parts with damaged wiring pigtail
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* Satellite sensor
* All fasteners for replaced parts
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Seat
* Inner B-pillar
* All seat belt assemblies
* Wiring harness and connectors
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Infiniti
1998 QX4
* Airbag modules
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* All fasteners for replacement parts
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel assembly
* Wiring harness and connectors
* All seat belt assemblies
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
3. Wait 3 minutes.
Isuzu
1998 Hombre
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic module
Front-end discriminating sensor
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* Seat belts
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove air bag fuse from fuse block.
4. Remove left-side sound insulator, knee bolster, (if
equipped) and connector lock and disconnect yellow 2way connector at base of steering column.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Isuzu
1998 Oasis
* Airbag modules
* SRS unit
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Cable reel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 3 minutes.
Isuzu
1998 Rodeo
1998 T rooper
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
*Airbag parts with damaged wiring pigtail
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering column and reinforcement plate
* SRS coil assembly
* Instrument panel braces
* Knee bolsters
* Seat belts
* Wiring harness and connectors
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Remove SRS fuse (SRS-1 Rodeo) (C-21 T rooper)
from driver-side lower fuse block, or disconnect the
battery.
3. Disconnect yellow 2-pin connector at base of steering
column for driver airbag.
4. Remove glove box assembly and disconnect yellow 2pin connector for passenger airbag.No wait time if these
steps are followed in order.
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
Jaguar
* Airbag modules
1998 XJ8/XJR/Vanden Plas: Dual Front * Deployed seat belt pretensioners
and Side
* Any damaged restraint system part
1998 XK8/XKR: Dual Front and Side
For a side airbag deployment:
* Complete seat assembly
* Any damaged restraint system part
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Jeep
1998 Cherokee
1998 Grand Cherokee
1998 Wrangler/T J
* Airbag modules
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel assembly (Wrangler)
* Instrument panel top pad (Grand Cherokee)
* Passenger airbag rear mounting bracket (Grand
Cherokee)
* Passenger airbag door (Cherokee, Wrangler)
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.~
KIA
1998 Sephia
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Instrument panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
airbag diagnostic unit check
1. Disconnect and isolate positive and negative battery
cables.
2. Wait at least 3 minutes.
KIA
1998 Sportage: Dual Front and Drive
Knee
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules (Driver, Passenger, Driver Knee)
Airbag control module
Knee airbag cover plastic bolts
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Instrument panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* All airbag system parts and wiring identified by
diagnostic unit check
1. Disconnect and isolate positive and negative battery
cables.
2. Wait minimum 10 minutes.
Land Rover
1998 Discovery
1998 Range Rover
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Airbag control module
Clock spring
Front crash sensors and brackets (if applicable)
Airbag wiring harness and connectors
* Steering wheel, column, and mounting hardware
* Fascia and passenger airbag mounting bracket
* Airbag indicator lamp and circuit
* Seats and mounting hardware
* Bumpers, including brackets and absorbers
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Remove key from ignition switch.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables, negative
first.
3. Wait 20 minutes.
Lexus
1998
1998
Side
1998
1998
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Padded dash cover
Center airbag sensor assembly
Any damaged restraint system part
* Horn button contact plate
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
ES 300: Dual Front and Side
GS300/400/430: Dual Front and
LS 400: Dual Front and Side
SC 300/400
Lincoln
1998 Continental
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag assembly
* Side airbag sensor assembly
* Seat cover
* Airbag modules
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag installation part of seat frame
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
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FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Lincoln
1998 Mark VIII
1998 T o wn Car
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Lincoln
1998 Navigator
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Mazda
1998 323/Protege
1998 626
1998 Millenia
* Airbag modules
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified as
damaged or faulty by visual or diagnostic check
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Deactivate audio anti-theft system, if equipped.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
4. Wait 1 minute.
5. Remove left-side lower panel and disconnect driver
airbag connector.
6. Remove glove box, or passenger scuff plate and front
trim, and disconnect passenger airbag connector.
Mazda
1998 MPV
1998 Pickup
* Airbag modules
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified as
damaged or faulty by diagnostic check
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables, negative
first.
3. Wait 1 minute.
4. (MP V) Remove column cover and disconnect clock
spring connector for driver airbag.
5. (MP V) Remove glove box cover and disconnect
passenger airbag connector.
* SRS control unit
* Clock spring
* Impact sensors
* Mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect control unit.
No wait time specified.
* Deployed airbag modules
Mercedes Benz
1998 C-Class Sedan: Dual Front and Side* SRS control unit (after 3 deployments or if damaged)
1998 CLK-Class: Dual Front and Side * Steering wheel
* Dashboard (if passenger airbag has deployed)
1998 E-Class: Dual Front and Side
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
1998 S-Class Sedans: Dual Front and
* Any damaged restraint system part
Side
1998 S-Class/CL-Class Coupes: Dual
Front and Side
For a side airbag deployment:
1998 SL: Dual Front and Side
* Side airbag module
* Door inner panel
1998 SLK-Class: Dual Front and Side
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag sensor unit
* Wiring harness and connectors
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Mercedes Benz
1998 M-Class: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
*
*
*
*
*
*
Deployed airbag modules
SRS control unit (after 3 deployments or if damaged)
Steering wheel
Dashboard (if Passenger airbag has deployed)
Deployed seat belt pretensioners
Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Door inner panel
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* SRS control unit
* Clock spring
* Impact sensors
* Mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect control unit.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag sensor unit
* Wiring harness and connectors
Mercury
1998 Grand Marquis
1998 Mystique
* Airbag modules
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
)1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Mercury
1998 Mountaineer
* Airbag modules
* Damaged airbag sensors
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Impact sensors and mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Mercury
1998 Sable
* Airbag modules
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module
* Steering column intermediate shaft coupling
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Mercury
1998 T racer
* Airbag modules
* Electronic Crash Sensor Module
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Airbag sliding contact
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 1 minute.
Mercury
1998 Villager
* Airbag modules
* Airbag diagnostic monitor
* Any damaged or defective restraint system part
* Steering wheel and column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate battery ground cable.
2. Wait 3 minutes.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Mitsubishi
1998 3000GT
1998 Diamante
1998 Eclipse
1998 Galant
1998 Mirage
* Airbag modules
* Airbag control unit
* Seat belt pretensioners/belt assemblies (3000GT ,
Diamante)
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel, column, and intermediate joint
* Clock spring
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait at least 1 minute.
Mitsubishi
1998 Montero
1998 Montero Sport
* Airbag modules
* Airbag control unit * Front impact sensors * Any
damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel, column, and intermediate joint
* Clock spring
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Make sure wheels are pointing straight ahead and
remove ignition key.
3. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
4. Wait 1 minute.
Nissan
1998 200SX/Sentra
1998 240 SX
1998 Altima
1998 Maxima: Dual Front and Side
* Airbag modules
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* Fasteners for replaced parts
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel assembly
* Wiring harness and connectors
* All seat belt assemblies
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
For a side airbag deployment (Maxima):
* Side airbag module
* Satellite sensor
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* Fasteners for replaced parts
Nissan
1998 Frontier
1998 Pathfinder
1998 Quest
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* Airbag modules
* Diagnosis sensor unit
* Fasteners for replaced parts
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment (Maxima):
* Seat
* Inner B-pillar
* All seat belt assemblies
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Steering wheel
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel assembly
* All seat belt assemblies
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate both battery cables.
3. Wait at least 3 minutes.
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Oldsmobile
1998 88 Royale
1998 Achieva
1998 Aurora
1998 Regency
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Steering column reinforcement plate (Eighty Eight,
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision Eighty Eight LS, LSS, Regency)
damage
* SIR coil assembly
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Front-end discriminating sensor
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* Knee bolsters
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
need of replacement are replaced:
hardware
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This diagnostic check
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel (Aurora, Eighty
Eight, Eighty Eight LS, LSS, Regency) and connector
lock and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Oldsmobile
1998 Bravada
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
hardware
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
need of replacement are replaced:
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Front-end discriminating sensors
Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel, knee bolster (if
equipped), and connector lock, and disconnect yellow 2way connector at base of steering column for driver
airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector behind glove box for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Oldsmobile
1998 Cutlass
1998 Intrigue
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Steering wheel module coil
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel (Intrigue) and
connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way connector
above fuse block on left side of instrument panel
(Cutlass) or at base of steering column (Intrigue) for
driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector located above fuse block on right side of
instrument panel (Cutlass) or near base of steering
column (Intrigue) for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Oldsmobile
1998 Silhouette: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
* Steering column
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
* Clock spring* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
* Knee bolsters
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
* Seats and seat mounting points
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
hardware
steering column for driver airbag.
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
need of replacement are replaced:
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
airbag.
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
6. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
way connectors under the driver seat for the driver side
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This For a side airbag deployment:
airbag and pretensioner.
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of * All inspection items listed above
7. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
way connectors under the passenger seat for the
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
passenger side airbag and pretensioner.
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Deployed seat belt pretensioners
Any damaged restraint system part
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side airbag sensing module
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module (after third deployment)
* Any damaged restraint system part
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
P lymouth
1998 Breeze
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*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel
Clock spring
Instrument panel assembly
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering column cover
* Glove box
* Passenger airbag top cover
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
P lymouth
1998 Neon
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Clock spring
Steering coupler
Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
P lymouth
1998 Voyager
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Clock spring
Steering wheel and column assembly
Lower steering coupler
Upper instrument panel with pad
Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
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Pontiac
1998 Bonneville
1998 Grand Am
1998 Sunfire
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Airbag modules
* Steering column reinforcement plate (Bonneville)
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Front-end discriminating sensor, if in area of collision * SIR coil assembly
damage
* Front-end discriminating sensor
* Instrument panel trim pad (Sunfire)
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
hardware
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Wiring harness and connectors
need of replacement are replaced:
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from fuse block. For Sunfire,
remove left-side instrument panel end cap to access fuse
block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel (Bonneville,
Sunfire) and connector lock and disconnect yellow 2way connector at base of steering column for driver
airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel (Bonneville, Grand
Am) and connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Pontiac
1998 Firebird
1998 Grand Prix
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch OFF and remove key.
3. Remove instrument panel fuse block access door
(Firebird) or open glove box (Grand Prix) and remove
airbag fuse.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag. For Grand Prix, the
connector is to the right of steering column. For
Firebird, remove right-side insulator panel for access to
connector behind glove box.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
* Airbag modules
Pontiac
1998 T rans Sport/Montana: Dual Front * Sensing and Diagnostic Module
and Side
* Deployed seat belt pretensioners
* Any damaged restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering column
* Clock spring
* Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
* Knee bolsters
* Seats and seat mounting points
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
* All restraint system mounting points and mounting
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts inhardware
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of For a side airbag deployment:
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
* All inspection items listed above
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove SIR fuse from instrument panel fuse block.
4. Remove left-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector at base of
steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove right-side insulator panel and connector lock
and disconnect yellow 2-way connector for passenger
airbag.
6. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2way connectors under the driver seat for the driver side
airbag and pretensioner.
7. Remove the two connector locks and two yellow 2way connectors under the passenger seat for the
passenger side airbag and pretensioner.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side airbag sensing module
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module (after third deployment)
* Any damaged restraint system part
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in
need of replacement are replaced:
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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Porsche
1998 911/Carrera
1998 911/Carrera: (Canada)
1998 Boxster: Dual Front and Side
1998 Boxster: (Canada)Dual Front and
Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules and covers
Inflator harnesses
Clock spring
Airbag control module (after third deployment)
Any damaged restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
* Steering wheel
* Seat belts
* Dashboard
* Mounting brackets
* Knee bolster
* Other wiring and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Remove ignition key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 1 minute.
* Windshield
* Bracket for steering column w/wires
* Knee shield
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect control module connector.
3. Wait 10 seconds.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module and cover
* Inflator harness
* Side airbag control module (only after third deployment)
For a side airbag deployment:
* Other wiring and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
Saab
1998 900 2 & 4 Dr H/B
1998 9000
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Airbag control module
Steering wheel and column
Clock spring
Knee bolsters
Seat belt pretensioner assemblies
Seat belts in use during collision
Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag module
* Side-impact sensor
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
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Saturn
1998 SC
1998 SL/SW
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering wheel and column
* Steering column foam energy absorber
* SIR coil assembly
* Seats
* Instrument panel mounting attachments
CAUT ION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a
collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in* Knee bolsters
need of replacement are replaced:
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor Repairs
Allowed - Check Service Manual)
Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint
diagnostic check
device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This
not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of
adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child
restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including
LAT CH system and top tether anchorages.
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Make sure vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from instrument panel wiring
harness junction block.
4. Remove connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector near base of steering column for driver airbag.
5. Remove upper trim panel, upper trim panel insulator,
and connector lock and disconnect yellow 2-way
connector for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or
damaged components. This not only includes adult seat
belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LAT CH
system components, if any.
Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words
"REPLACE" or "CAUT ION", or if a yellow tag is visible.
Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat
caution label is visible.
Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its
condition. T h is not only includes adult seat belt systems,
but built-in child restraints, LAT CH system components,
and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers,
child restraints and booster seats.
Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in
vehicles that have been in a collision as described above.
Always replace the entire seat belt system with
the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes
the latch and webbing material.
After a minor collision where no automatic restraint
device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may
not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn,
or otherwise damaged.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
Subaru
1998 Forester
* Airbag modules
* Instrument panel retainer
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Roll connector
* Combination switch
* Instrument panel
* Heat duct by passenger airbag
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 2 minutes.
Subaru
1998 Impreza
1998 Legacy
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Airbag control module (Impreza)
Front sensor
Any damaged restraint system part
* Airbag control module (Legacy)
* Steering wheel and column
* Roll connector
* Combination switch
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Wait 80 seconds.
Suzuki
1998 Esteem
1998 Swift
* Airbag modules
* Sensing and Diagnostic Module
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel, column, bracket, and shaft joints
* Clock spring
* Forward sensor and bracket (Swift)
* Instrument panel and reinforcement
* Knee bolsters and mounting points
* Seat belts and mounting points
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn steering wheel so that vehicle wheels are
pointed straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from the fuse block.
4. Remove steering wheel side cap and disconnect
yellow connector for driver airbag.
5. Pull out glove box and disconnect yellow connector
for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Suzuki
1998 Sidekick
1998 X90
* Airbag modules
* Sensing Diagnostic Module (Sidekick)
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Clock spring
* Impact sensors (X-90)
* Steering column
* Steering column reinforcement plate (Sidekick)
* Instrument panel braces
* Knee bolsters and mounting points
* Mounting brackets
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn steering wheel so that vehicle wheels are
pointed straight ahead.
2. T urn ignition to LOCK and remove key.
3. Remove airbag fuse from the fuse block.
4. Remove steering wheel side cap and disconnect
yellow connector for driver airbag.
5. Pull out glove box and disconnect yellow connector
for passenger airbag.
No wait time if these steps are followed in order.
Toyota
1998 4-Runner: Dual Front
*
*
*
*
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
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Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Any damaged restraint system part
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Toyota
1998 Avalon: Dual Front and Side
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Seat belt pretensioner
Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag assembly
* Side impact sensors
* Seat cover
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag installation part of seat frame
* Wiring harness and connectors
Toyota
1998 Camry: Dual Front and optional
Side
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Seat belt pretensioner
Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag assembly
* Side impact sensors
* Seat cover
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag installation part of seat frame
* Wiring harness and connectors
Toyota
1998 Celica: Dual Front
1998 Supra: Dual Front
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*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
Toyota
* Airbag modules
1998 Corolla: Dual Front and optional * Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Side
* Center airbag sensor assemby
* Both front impact sensors
* Seat belt pretensioner
* Any damaged restraint system part
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag assembly
* Side impact sensors
* Seat cover
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
For a side airbag deployment:
* Side airbag installation part of seat frame
* Wiring harness and connectors
Toyota
1998 Landcruiser: Dual Front
1998 Sienna: Dual Front
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Both front impact sensors
Center airbag sensor assemby
Seat belt pretensioner
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
Toyota
1998 RAV4: Dual Front
*
*
*
*
*
*
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Both front impact sensors
Seat belt pretensioner
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor repairs may
made. Refer to service manual.)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
Toyota
1998 T100 Pickup: Driver only
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*
*
*
*
*
Airbag module
Steering wheel pad (Airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assembly
Both front impact sensors
Any damaged restraint system part
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Wiring harness and connectors (Minor repairs may
made. Refer to service manual.)
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
be
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
be
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
* Steering wheel
Toyota
* Airbag modules
1998 T acoma Std/Ext Cab: Dual Front * Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Center airbag sensor assemby
* Passenger airbag cutoff switch, if OFF during collision * Spiral cable
* Any damaged restraint system part
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove box and door
* Passenger airbag cutoff switch, if ON during
collision
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
Toyota
1998 T ercel: Dual Front
*
*
*
*
*
* Steering wheel
* Horn button contact plate (if deformed, replace
steering wheel assembly)
* Spiral cable
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. T urn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
Volkswagen
1998 Eurovan
* Driver airbag unit
* Front passenger airbag unit
* Airbag control module with holder
* Coil connector with slip ring
* Driver seat belt
* Passenger seat belt (if used)
* All mounting brackets and fastening parts
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
* Disconnect battery ground strap. Waiting time is not
necessary after disconnecting the battery.
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
No wait time necessary.
Airbag modules
Steering wheel pad (Driver airbag cover)
Center airbag sensor assemby
Seat belt pretensioner
Any damaged restraint system part
Volkswagen
* Airbag modules
1998 Golf Cabriolet: Dual Front and
* Control module w/holder
optional Side
* Spiral spring
1998 Golf/GT i: Dual Front and optional * Seat belts in use during collision
Side
* Seat belt pretensioners
1998 Jetta: Dual Front and optional Side* Any damaged restraint system part
1998 New Beetle: Dual Front and
optional Side
For a side airbag deployment:
1998 Passat: Dual Front and Side
* Airbag module
* Control module w/holder (Passat and Beetle)
* Impact sensor
* Seat cover and backrest padding
* Any damaged restraint system part
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For a side airbag deployment:
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
diagnostic check
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Volvo
1998 960: Dual Front and Side
1998 C70: Dual Front and Side
1998 S70/V70: Dual Front and Side
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PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED
FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED
AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Windshield and molding
Airbag modules
* Dashboard and frame, panels under dashboard, and
Steering wheel
dashboard speakers
Clock spring
* Knee bolsters and brackets
Sensor module, if damaged or diagnosed as faulty
* SIPS system (Any damage to SIPS system requires
Seat belts and pretensioners
SRS ignition cabling to passenger module, if applicable new SIPS airbag)
Any damaged restraint system part
* Wiring harness and connectors
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by
For a side airbag deployment:
diagnostic check
* SIPS airbag
For a side airbag deployment:
* SIPS bag firing circuit
* SIPS bag sensor unit
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect clock spring and passenger inflator
connectors.
For SIPS system:
1. Lock SIPS bag by attaching transport safety clip to
sensor unit.
2. Make sure ignition is OFF.
3. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
To completely disable the SIPS system in collisions
where the side airbags did not deploy (emergency
situations only):
1. Cut the black ribbed cable connecting the sensor unit
to the airbag. Access is between the bottom and back
seat cushions. Disarm both sides.
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