• For handling and storage of a SDM, select
a place where the ambient temperature
below 65 °C (150 °F), without high humidity
and away from electric noise.
• During service procedures, be very careful
when handling a Sensing and Diagnostic
Module (SDM). Never strike or jar the SDM.
• Never power up the air bag system when
the SDM is not rigidly attached to the
vehicle. All SDM and mounting bracket
fasteners must be carefully torqued and
the arrow must be pointing toward the
front of the vehicle to ensure proper
operation of the air bag system.
The SDM could be activated when powered
while not rigidly attached to the vehicle
which could cause deployment and result
in personal injury.
Driver and Passenger Seat Belt
• For handling and storage of a live seat belt
pretensioner, select a place where the
ambient temperature below 65 °C (150 °F),
without high humidity and away from
• Never carry seat belt pretensioner by wire
or connector of pretensioner. When
placing a live seat belt pretensioner on the
workbench or some place like that, never
put something on seat belt pretensioner.
Otherwise, personal injury may result.
• Never dispose of live (inactivated) seat belt
pretensioners (drive and passenger). If
disposal is necessary, be sure to activate
them according to activation procedures
described in "Air Bag (Inflator) Module and
Seat Belt Pretensioner Disposal in Section
8B" before disposal.
• The seat belt pretensioner immediately
after activation is very hot. Wait for at least
half an hour to cool it off before
proceeding the work.
• With many service procedures, gloves and
safety glasses should be worn to prevent
any possible irritation of the skin or eyes.
• Even when the accident was light enough not to
cause air bags to activate, be sure to inspect system
parts and other related parts according to instructions
under "Repair and Inspection Required after Accident
in Section 8B".
• When servicing parts other than air bag system, if
shocks may be applied to air bag system component
parts, remove those parts beforehand.
• When handling the air bag (inflator) modules (driver,
passenger, side and curtain), seat belt pretensioners
(driver and passenger), forward sensor, side sensors
or SDM, be careful not to drop it or apply an impact to
it. If an excessive impact was applied, never attempt
disassembly or repair but replace it with a new one.
• When grease, cleaning agent, oil, water, etc. has got
onto air bag (inflator) modules (driver, passenger, side
and curtain) or seat belt pretensioners (drive and
passenger), wipe off immediately with a dry cloth.
• Air bag wire harness is included in floor and
instrument panel wire harnesses. Air bag wire
harness branched off from floor and instrument panel
wire harnesses can be identified easily as it is covered
with a yellow protection tube and it has yellow
connectors. Be very careful when handling it.
• When an open in air bag wire harness, damaged wire
harness, connector or terminal is found, replace wire
harness, connectors and terminals as an assembly.
• Do not apply power to the air bag system unless all
components are connected or a diagnostic flow
requests it, as this will set a DTC.
• Never use air bag system component parts from
• When using electric welding, be sure to disconnect all
air bag (inflator) module connectors and pretensioner
connectors from air bag wire harness respectively.
• Never expose air bag system component parts
directly to hot air (drying or baking the vehicle after
painting) or flames.
• WARNING / CAUTION labels are attached on each
part of air bag system components. Be sure to follow
• After vehicle is completely repaired, perform "Air Bag
Diagnostic System Check in Section 8B".