AIRBAG SYSTEM PRECAUTION

CAUTION:


  • The vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). It consists of a driver airbag, front passenger airbag, and front seat pretensioner. Failure to carry out service operations in the correct sequence could cause the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious accident. Further, if a mistake is made in servicing the SRS, it is possible that the SRS may fail to operate when required. Before performing servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the following items carefully, then follow the correct procedures indicated in the repair manual.

  • Wait at least 90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative (-) terminal cable is disconnected from the battery before starting the operation.

    (The SRS is equipped with a backup power source, so that if work is started within 90 seconds after disconnecting the negative (-) terminal cable of the battery, the SRS may be deployed).

  • Do not expose the steering pad, front passenger airbag assembly, center airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensor or front seat outer belt assembly directly to hot air or flames.

Note


  • Malfunction symptoms of the SRS are difficult to confirm, so DTCs are the most important source of information when troubleshooting. When troubleshooting the SRS, always inspect DTCs before disconnecting the battery.

  • Even in the case of a minor collision when the SRS does not deploy, the steering pad, front passenger airbag assembly, center airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensor, or front seat outer belt assembly should be inspected.

  • Before repair work, remove the airbag sensor if any kind of shock is likely to occur to the airbag sensor during the operation.

  • Never use SRS parts from another vehicle. When replacing parts, replace them with new ones.

  • Never disassemble or repair any of the following parts in order to reuse them. If any of these parts have been dropped, or a defect is found (e.g. cracks, dents or any other defects) in any of the housings, brackets or connectors, then replace the part with a new one.


    1. Steering Pad

    2. Front Passenger Airbag Assembly

    3. Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

    4. Front Airbag Sensor

    5. Front Seat Outer Belt Assembly

  • Use a volt/ohmmeter with high impedance (10 kΩ/V minimum) for troubleshooting the electrical circuits.

  • Information labels are attached near the SRS components. Follow the instructions in the caution.

  • After work on the SRS is completed, perform the SRS warning light check Click here.

  • When the negative (-) terminal cable is disconnected from the battery, the memory will be cleared. Because of this, be sure to make a record of the contents memorized in each system before starting work. When work is finished, adjust each system as it was before. Never attempt to avoid erasing vehicle system memories by using a backup power supply from outside the vehicle.

  • If the vehicle is equipped with a mobile communication system, refer to the precaution in the INTRODUCTION section.

  • When disconnecting the negative (-) battery cable, initialize the following systems after the cable is reconnected.

System Name See procedure
Power Window Control System

Click here

Tech Tips

In the airbag system, the center airbag sensor assembly and front airbag sensor LH and RH are collectively referred to as the airbag sensors.


  1. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR AIRBAG SENSORS


    1. Before starting the following operations, wait for at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the negative (-) terminal cable from the battery:


      1. Replacement of the airbag sensors.

    2. When connecting or disconnecting the airbag sensor connectors, ensure that each sensor is installed in the vehicle.

    3. Do not use the airbag sensors which has been dropped during the operation or transportation.

    4. Do not disassemble the airbag sensors.

  2. INSPECTION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT


    1. When the airbag has not deployed, confirm the DTCs by checking the SRS warning light. If there is any malfunction in the SRS airbag system, perform troubleshooting.

    2. When any of the airbags have deployed due to the collision, be sure to replace all sensors in the damaged areas and center airbag sensor assembly.

  3. SRS CONNECTORS


    1. SRS connectors are located as shown in the following illustration.

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      No. Item Application
      (1) Terminal Twin-Lock Mechanism Connectors 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16
      (2) Activation Prevention Mechanism Connectors 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
      (3) Half Connection Prevention Mechanism Connectors 7, 10, 11, 15
      (4) Connector Position Assurance Mechanism Connector 6
      (5) Connector Lock Mechanism (1) Connectors 13, 21
      (6) Connector Lock Mechanism (2) Connector 2, 4
      (7) Improper Connection Prevention Lock Mechanism Connector 1, 3
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      All connectors in the SRS, except the seat position airbag sensor connector, are colored yellow to distinguish them from other connectors. These connectors have special functions, and are specially designed for the SRS. All SRS connectors use durable gold-plated terminals, and are placed in the locations shown on the previous page to ensure high reliability.


      1. Terminal twin-lock mechanism:

        All connectors with a terminal twin-lock mechanism have a two-piece component consisting of a housing and a spacer. This design enables the terminal to be locked securely by two locking devices (the retainer and the lance) to prevent terminals from coming out.

      2. Activation prevention mechanism:

        All connectors with an activation prevention mechanism contain a short spring plate. When these connectors are disconnected, the short spring plate creates a short circuit by automatically connecting the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of the squib.

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      3. Half connection prevention mechanism:

        If the connector is not completely connected, the connector is disconnected due to the spring operation so that no continuity exists.

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      4. Connector position assurance mechanism:

        Only when the housing lock (white part) is completely engaged, the CPA (yellow part) slides, which completes the connector engagement.

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      5. Connector lock mechanism (1):

        Locking the connector lock button connects the connector securely.

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      6. Connector lock mechanism (2):

        Both the primary lock with holder lances and the secondary lock with retainer prevent the connectors from becoming disconnected.

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      7. Improper connection prevention lock mechanism:

        When connecting the holder, the lever is pushed into the end by rotating around the A axis to lock the holder securely.

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  4. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR STEERING PAD AND FRONT SEAT OUTER BELT ASSEMBLY

    Tech Tips

    Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.


    1. Release the lock button (yellow part) of the connector using a screwdriver.

    2. Insert the screwdriver tip between the connector and the base, and then raise the connector.

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  5. CONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR STEERING PAD AND FRONT SEAT OUTER BELT ASSEMBLY


    1. Connect the connector.

    2. Push down securely on the lock button of the connector (yellow part). (When locking, a click sound can be heard.)

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  6. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG ASSEMBLY


    1. Place a finger on the slider, slide the slider to release the lock, and then disconnect the connector.

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  7. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG ASSEMBLY


    1. Connect the connector as shown in the illustration. (When locking, make sure that the slider returns to its original position and a click sound can be heard.)

      Tech Tips

      When connecting, the slider will side. Be sure not to touch the slider while connecting, as it may result in an insecure fit.

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  8. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR CENTER AIRBAG SENSOR ASSEMBLY


    1. Pull the lever by pushing part A as shown in the illustration and disconnect the holder (with connectors).

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      Tech Tips

      Perform the following procedures when replacing the holder.

    2. Remove the holder.


      1. Using a screwdriver, unlock the retainer.

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      2. Release the fitting lance and remove the holder.

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      Install the holder.


      1. Install the connectors to the holder. (When locking, a click sound can be heard.)

        Tech Tips

        The retainer is locked when the holder is connected.

  9. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR CENTER AIRBAG SENSOR ASSEMBLY


    1. Firmly insert the holder (with connectors) into the center airbag sensor assembly until it can not be pushed any further.

    2. Push the lever to connect the holder (with connectors). (When locking, a click sound can be heard.)

      Tech Tips

      The holder slides in to the center airbag sensor assembly when it is being connected. Be sure not to hold the holder while connecting, as it may result in an insecure fit.

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  10. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR


    1. Push down the housing lock (white part) and slide the CPA (yellow part). (At this time, the connector cannot be disconnected yet.)

    2. Push down the housing lock (white part) again and disconnect the connector.

      Tech Tips

      Do not push down the A part shown in the illustration when disconnecting.

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    3. After disconnecting the connector, check that the position of the housing lock (white part) is as shown in the illustration.

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  11. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR


    1. Before connecting the connectors, check that the position of the housing lock (white part) is as shown in the illustration.

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    2. Be sure to engage the connectors until they are locked. (When locking, make sure that a click sound can be heard.)

      Tech Tips

      When connecting them, the housing lock (white part) slides. Be sure not to hold the housing lock (white part) and A part, as it may result in an insecure fit.

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