AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
These precautions should be observed when working with air bag system:
Disable air bag system before servicing any air bag system or steering column components. Failure to do so may result in accidental air bag deployment and personal injury. See DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM .
Wait one minute after disabling air bag system before working on vehicle. Back-up power supply holds a deployment charge for approximately one minute after negative battery cable is disconnected. Servicing air bag system before one minute may cause accidental air bag deployment and possible personal injury.
Because of critical system operating requirements, DO NOT service clockspring, restraints control module or air bag modules. Repairs are made by replacement only.
Always wear safety glasses whenever servicing an air bag equipped vehicle or handling an air bag.
When carrying a live air bag module, ensure air bag module and trim cover are pointed away from your body. This minimizes chance of injury in event of an accidental deployment.
When placing a live air bag module on a bench or other surface, always face air bag module and trim cover facing up and away from surface. This will reduce motion of module if it is accidentally deployed.
After deployment, air bag surface may contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, which may irritate skin. Sodium hydroxide is a product of gas generant combustion. Always wear gloves and safety glasses when handling a deployed air bag. Wash your hands using mild soap and water. Follow correct disposal procedures.
Clockspring On steering column, behind steering wheel
Driver-side air bag moduleCenter of steering wheel
Passenger-side air bag moduleRight side of instrument panel, above glove box
Passenger-Side Air Bag Deactivate (PAD) switchCenter of instrument panel
Restraints control moduleOn tunnel, below center of instrument panel
Seat belt pretensionersFront seat belt retractor or seat belt buckle
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 6:20 AM