FRONT SEAT SIDE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY DISPOSAL

CAUTION:

Before performing pre-disposal deployment of any SRS part, review and closely follow all applicable environmental and hazardous material regulations. Pre-disposal deployment may be considered hazardous material treatment.


  1. PRECAUTION

    CAUTION:


    • An airbag or pretensioner may be activated by static electricity. To prevent this, be sure to touch a metal surface with your bare hands to discharge static electricity before performing this procedure.

    • Never dispose of a front seat airbag assembly with an undeployed airbag.

    • The airbag produces an exploding sound when it is deployed, so perform the operation outdoors and where it will not create a nuisance to nearby residents.

    • When deploying the airbag, always use the specified SST (SRS Airbag Deployment Tool). Perform the operation in a place away from electrical noise.

    • When deploying the airbag, perform the operation at least 10 m (32.8 ft.) away from the front seat airbag assembly.

    • The front seat airbag assembly becomes extremely hot when the airbag is deployed, so do not touch it for at least 30 minutes after deployment.

    • Use gloves and safety glasses when handling a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

    • Do not apply water etc. to a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

    • Always wash your hands with water after completing the operation.

    Tech Tips

    When scrapping a vehicle equipped with an SRS or disposing of the front seat airbag assembly, be sure to deploy the airbag first in accordance with the procedure described below. If any abnormality occurs with the airbag deployment, contact the Service Dept. of the distributor.

  2. DISPOSE OF FRONT SEAT AIRBAG ASSEMBLY (When Installed in Vehicle)

    Note


    • When disposing of the front seat airbag assembly, never use the customer's vehicle to deploy the airbag.

    • Be sure to observe the following procedure when deploying the airbag.

    Tech Tips

    Prepare a battery as the power source to deploy the airbag.


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      Check the function of SST Click here.

      SST
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    2. Refer to Precaution Click here.

    3. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal.

      CAUTION:

      Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to disable the SRS system.

    4. Disconnect the connector from the front seat airbag assembly under the front seat assembly.

      Note

      When disconnecting any airbag connector, take care not to damage the airbag wire harness.


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        *1 Housing Lock
        *2 Outer Housing

        Push the housing lock and slide the outer housing. (At this time, the connector cannot be disconnected yet.)

      2. Push the housing lock again and disconnect the connector.

    5. Install SST.

      CAUTION:

      Check that there is no looseness in the front seat assembly.


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        Connect the SST connector to the front seat airbag assembly connector.

        SST
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        Note

        To avoid damaging the SST connector or wire harness, do not lock the secondary lock of the twin lock.

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        *1 Battery
        *a 10 m or more

        Move SST at least 10 m (32.8 ft.) away from the front side window.

      3. Maintaining sufficient clearance for the SST wire harness in the front side window, close all doors and windows of the vehicle.

        Note

        Take care not to damage the SST wire harness.

      4. Connect the red clip of SST to the positive (+) battery terminal and the black clip of SST to the negative (-) battery terminal.

    6. Deploy the airbag.


      1. Check that no one is inside the vehicle or within a 10 m (32.8 ft.) radius of the vehicle.

      2. Press the SST activation switch and deploy the airbag.

        CAUTION:


        • Before deployment, make sure that no one is near the vehicle.

        • The front seat airbag assembly becomes extremely hot when the airbag is deployed, so do not touch it for at least 30 minutes after deployment.

        • Use gloves and safety glasses when handling a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

        • Do not apply water etc. to a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

        • Always wash your hands with water after completing the operation.

        Tech Tips

        The airbag is deployed as the LED of the SST activation switch comes on.

  3. DISPOSE OF FRONT SEAT AIRBAG ASSEMBLY (When not Installed in Vehicle)

    Note

    Be sure to observe the following procedure when deploying the airbag.

    Tech Tips

    Prepare a battery as the power source to deploy the airbag.


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      Check the function of SST Click here.

      SST
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    2. Remove the front seat airbag assembly Click here.

      CAUTION:


      • Before removing the front seat assembly, wait at least 90 seconds after turning the engine switch off and disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal.

      • When storing the front seat airbag assembly, keep the airbag deployment side facing upward.

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      Using braided wire, tie down the front seat airbag assembly to an unneeded tire.

      Wire
      Stripped wire section
      1.25 mm2 (0.0019 in.2) or more
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      *a Wire Diameter
      *b Stripped Wire Section

      CAUTION:

      If the wire is too thin or an alternative object is used to tie down the front seat airbag assembly, it may snap when the airbag is deployed. Always use a wire for vehicle use with an area of at least 1.25 mm2(0.0019 in.2).

      Tech Tips

      To calculate the area of the stripped wire section:

      Area = 3.14 x (Diameter)2/ 4


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        Install the 2 nuts to the front seat airbag assembly.

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        Wind the wires around the stud bolts of the front seat airbag assembly as shown in the illustration.

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        *a Width
        *b Inner Diameter

        Position the front seat airbag assembly inside the tire.

        Minimum tire size
        Must exceed the following dimensions
        Width
        185 mm (7.28 in.)
        Inner diameter
        360 mm (1.18 ft.)

        CAUTION:


        • Make sure that the wires are tight. If there is slack in the wires, the front seat airbag assembly may break loose when the airbag is deployed.

        • Face the front seat airbag assembly deployment surface toward the inside the tire to evenly distribute the force of deployment.

        Note

        The tire may be damaged by the airbag deployment, so use an unneeded tire.

    4. Install SST.


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        Connect the SST connector to the front seat airbag assembly connector.

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      Place the tires.

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      *1 Tires (2 or more)

      1. Place at least 2 tires under the tire to which the front seat airbag assembly is tied.

      2. Place at least 2 tires onto the tire to which the front seat airbag assembly is tied. The top tire should have a wheel installed.

        Note


        • Do not place the SST connector under the tire because it could be damaged.

        • The tires and wheel may be damaged by the airbag deployment, so use unneeded tires and wheel.

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        Tie the tires together with the 2 wires.

        CAUTION:

        Make sure that the wires are tight. Looseness in the wires results in the tires breaking loose when the airbag is deployed.

    6. Install SST.


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        *1 Front Seat Airbag Assembly
        *2 Battery
        *a 10 m or more

        Connect the SST connector.

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        Note

        To avoid damaging the SST connector or wire harness, do not lock the secondary lock of the twin lock. Also, secure some slack for the SST wire harness inside the tire.

      2. Move SST at least 10 m (32.8 ft.) away from the airbag tied down to the tire.

    7. Deploy the airbag.


      1. Connect the red clip of SST to the positive (+) battery terminal and the black clip of SST to the negative (-) battery terminal.

      2. Check that no one is within a 10 m (32.8 ft.) radius of the tire to which the front seat airbag assembly is tied.

      3. Press the SST activation switch and deploy the airbag.

        CAUTION:

        Before deployment, make sure that no one is near the airbag.

        Tech Tips

        The airbag is deployed as the LED of the SST activation switch comes on.

    8. Dispose of the front seat airbag assembly.

      CAUTION:


      • The front seat airbag assembly becomes extremely hot when the airbag is deployed, so do not touch it for at least 30 minutes after deployment.

      • Use gloves and safety glasses when handling a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

      • Do not apply water etc. to a front seat airbag assembly with a deployed airbag.

      • Always wash your hands with water after completing the operation.


      1. Remove the front seat airbag assembly from the tire.

      2. Place the front seat airbag assembly in a plastic bag, tie it tightly, and dispose of it according to local regulations.