DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM
WARNING: Wait at least 2 minutes after disconnecting negative battery cable before servicing air bag system. System reserve capacitor, integral to ACM, maintains air bag system voltage for about 2 minutes after battery is disconnected. Servicing air bag system before 2-minute period may cause accidental air bag deployment and possible personal injury.
1. To disable air bag system for repairs, ensure ignition switch is in OFF position. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable. Also, disconnect any auxiliary batteries or power supplies (if equipped). WAIT at least 2 minutes after disconnecting negative battery cable before servicing air bag system.
2. To activate air bag system, reconnect negative battery cable. From passenger-side of vehicle, turn ignition switch to ON position. Observe AIR BAG warning light. Warning light should come on for 6-8 seconds and then go out, indicating system is functioning properly. If AIR BAG warning light fails to illuminate, or illuminates continuously, a system malfunction exists.
NOTE: A Yellow quick disconnect connector is located under steering column at lower edge of knee blocker panel. This connector, when disconnected, will disable both driver-side and passenger-side air bag modules. However, this is not the preferred method of disabling air bag system.
Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 9:25 PM