2000 Nissan Altima air bag control module

Tiny
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  • 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
Due to minor flooding, the air bag control module is ruined. I have been told that it is under the center console but I haven't been able to see any screws to dismantle the console.
Question 1: How do I get to this thing?
Question 2: Is there anything special that needs to be done to make the new module work with the car?
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 7:48 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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This is a dangerous and complex repair .. be very carefull or leave to tech's if not sure of what you are doing ?? please contact me if you need more info


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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 8:49 AM
Tiny
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Is the airbag control module the same as the diagnosis sensor unit? If so, how do I get to it?
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Sunday, November 9th, 2008 AT 9:39 PM
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DAVE H
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Yes buddy the diagnosis sensor unit is the main control mdule for airbag systems on this vehicle. You will need a T50 torx bit. And once replaced with new. Have the vehicle's ECU (computer) read to clear any fault's. If any. Before you start YOU !MUST ! DISCONNECT BATTERY AND DO NOT TOUCH VEHICLE AIR BAG COMPONENT'S FOR AT LEAST 3 MINUTES

DESCRIPTION & OPERATION
WARNING:To avoid injury from accidental air bag deployment, read and carefully follow all WARNINGS and AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

The purpose of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system, is to work in conjunction with the 3-point seat belt system to reduce the risk of serious injury to the front seat passengers, during certain frontal collisions.
The main components of the air bag system are the driver-side air bag module, passenger-side air bag module, side impact air bag modules, side impact (satellite) sensors, front seat belt pretensioners, diagnosis sensor unit (diagnosis control unit), and spiral cable. The diagnosis sensor unit monitors air bag system operation, and records fault messages when a system malfunction is detected.

DIAGNOSIS SENSOR UNIT
Removal & Installation
Before proceeding, See AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. Disable air bag system. See DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. Disconnect driver-side and passenger-side air bag modules.
Diagnosis sensor unit is located under rear of center console box. See Fig. 1. Remove center console box and disconnect diagnosis sensor unit connector. Remove and discard Torx bolts and remove diagnosis sensor unit. See Fig. 10.
To install, reverse removal procedure using NEW Torx bolts. Tighten bolts in sequence shown in illustration and to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Diagnosis sensor unit must be installed with arrow facing front of vehicle. Reconnect driver-side and passenger-side air bag modules and activate air bag system. See DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. Check AIR BAG warning light operation. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 8:22 AM

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