AIRBAG SYSTEM PRECAUTION

CAUTION:


  • The vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which consists of a steering pad, front passenger airbag, curtain shield airbag, front seat airbag, driver side knee airbag, front passenger side knee airbag, rear seat side airbag, rear floor airbag sensor, seat belt pretensioner, center airbag sensor, front airbag sensor, side airbag sensor, rear airbag sensor and seat position sensor. Failure to carry out service procedures in the correct sequence could cause SRS parts to unexpectedly deploy and possibly lead to serious injuries. Furthermore, if a mistake is made when servicing SRS parts, they may fail to operate when required. Before performing servicing (including installation/removal, inspection and replacement of parts), be sure to read the following precautions.

  • Before starting work, wait at least 90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned off and after the cable is disconnected from the negative (-) battery terminal (SRS parts are equipped with a backup power source. If work is started within 90 seconds of turning the ignition switch off and disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal, SRS parts may deploy).

  • Do not expose SRS parts directly to hot air or flames.

Note


  • Malfunction symptoms of SRS parts are difficult to confirm. DTCs are the most important source of information when troubleshooting. During troubleshooting, always confirm DTCs before disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal.

  • For minor collisions where SRS parts do not deploy, always inspect the SRS parts.

  • Before performing repairs, remove the airbag sensors if any kind of impact is likely to occur to an airbag sensor during repairs.

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

  • Never disassemble or attempt to repair SRS parts.

  • If an SRS part has been dropped, or if there are any cracks, dents or other defects in the case, bracket or connector, replace the SRS part with a new one.

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

  • Information labels are attached to the periphery of SRS parts. Follow the cautions and instructions on the labels.

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

  • When the cable is disconnected from the negative (-) battery terminal, the memory settings of each system will be cleared. Because of this, be sure to write down the settings of each system before starting work. When work is finished, reset the settings of each system as before. Never use a backup power supply from outside the vehicle to avoid erasing the memory in a system.

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

Tech Tips

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


  1. IGNITION SWITCH EXPRESSION


    1. The type of ignition switch used on this model differs depending on the specifications of the vehicle. The expressions listed in the table below are used in this section.

      Expression Ignition Switch (Position) Engine Switch (Condition)
      Ignition Switch off LOCK Off (Lock)
      Ignition Switch ACC ACC On (ACC)
      Ignition Switch ON ON On (IG)
      Engine Start START On (Start)
  2. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR AIRBAG SENSORS


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


      1. Replacement of the airbag sensors.

      2. Adjustment of the front/rear doors of the vehicle equipped with side airbags and curtain shield airbags (fitting adjustment).

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

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

    4. Do not disassemble the airbag sensors.

  3. 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, replace the airbag sensors and check the installation condition.

  4. SRS CONNECTORS


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

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      B001WXME07
      B001X3GE03
      B001VKIE07
      B001WMVE06
      B001WUME02
      Item Application
      Terminal Twin-lock Mechanism Connectors 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31, 32, 37, 38, 41, 42
      Activation Prevention Mechanism Connectors 5, 7, 27, 31, 37, 41
      Half Connection Prevention Mechanism Connectors 6, 8, 23, 28, 32, 38, 42
      Connector Position Assurance Mechanism Connectors 18, 20, 22
      Connector Lock Mechanism (1) Connectors 10, 12, 14, 26, 30, 34
      Connector Lock Mechanism (2) Connectors 2, 4
      Improper Connection Prevention Lock Mechanism Connectors 1, 3
    2. B001XPFE29
      *1 Spacer
      *2 Housing
      *3 Female
      *4 Male

      All connectors in the SRS, except the seat position 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 which are placed in the locations shown below 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 force 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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        *1 Housing Lock (White Part)
        *2 CPA (Yellow Part)
      5. Connector lock mechanism (1):

        Locking the connector lock button connects the connector securely.

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        *1 Lock Button
        *2 Claw
        *3 Groove
      6. Connector lock mechanism (2):

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

        B001ZHRE01
        *1 Holder
        *2 Lance
        *3 Retainer
      7. Improper connection prevention lock mechanism:

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

        B001ZPNE01
        *1 Lever
  5. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR STEERING PAD, FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE), DRIVER SIDE KNEE AIRBAG, FRONT PASSENGER SIDE KNEE AIRBAG, CURTAIN SHIELD AIRBAG, FRONT SEAT AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE) AND REAR SEAT SIDE AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE)

    Tech Tips

    Tape the screwdriver tip before use.


    1. Release the lock button 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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      *1 Lock Button
      *2 Tape
      *3 Mark
  6. CONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR STEERING PAD, FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE), DRIVER SIDE KNEE AIRBAG, FRONT PASSENGER SIDE KNEE AIRBAG, CURTAIN SHIELD AIRBAG, FRONT SEAT AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE) AND REAR SEAT SIDE AIRBAG (SQUIB SIDE)


    1. Connect the connector.

    2. Push down securely on the lock button of the connector (when locked, a click sound can be heard).

      B001W89E28
      *1 Lock Button
  7. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR FRONT SEAT OUTER BELT AND REAR SEAT OUTER BELT

    Tech Tips

    Tape the screwdriver tip before use.


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

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

      B001ZZLE01
      *1 Lock Button (Black Part)
      *2 Tape
  8. CONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR FRONT SEAT OUTER BELT AND REAR SEAT OUTER BELT


    1. Connect the connector.

    2. Push down security on the lock button (black part) of the connector (when locked, a click sound can be heard).

      B001Y6CE01
      *1 Lock Button (Black Part)
  9. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR SPIRAL CABLE (INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE SIDE) AND FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG (INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE SIDE)


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

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      *1 Slider
      *2 Disconnection complete
  10. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR SPIRAL CABLE (INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE SIDE) AND FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG (INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE ASSEMBLY SIDE)


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

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      *1 Slider
      *2 Connection is completed
  11. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR FRONT SEAT AIRBAG (FLOOR WIRE SIDE) AND REAR SEAT SIDE AIRBAG (FLOOR WIRE SIDE)


    1. Push the slider with a finger to detach the first claw. Without releasing your finger, slide the slider to detach the second claw and disconnect the connector.

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      *1 Push
      *2 Slide
      *3 Disconnection is completed
  12. CONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR FRONT SEAT AIRBAG (FLOOR WIRE SIDE) AND REAR SEAT SIDE AIRBAG (FLOOR WIRE SIDE)


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

      Tech Tips

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

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      *1 Connection is completed
  13. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR CENTER AIRBAG SENSOR


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

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      *1 Holder (with connectors)
      *2 Disconnection is completed

      Tech Tips

      Perform the following procedures when replacing the holder.

    2. Remove the holder.


      1. Using a screwdriver, unlock the retainer.

        B001WUIE01
        *1 Retainer
      2. Release the fitting lances and remove the holder.

        B001YKYE10
        *1 Lances
    3. B001XGY

      Install the holder.


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

        Tech Tips

        The retainer is locked when the holder is connected.

  14. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR CENTER AIRBAG SENSOR


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

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

      Tech Tips

      The holder slides into the center airbag sensor 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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      *1 Holder (with connectors)
      *2 Lever
      *3 Connection is completed
  15. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR, REAR AIRBAG SENSOR RH AND REAR FLOOR 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 part labeled A shown in the illustration when disconnecting.

      B001ZXAE01
      *1 Housing Lock (White Part)
      *2 Connector lock is released
      *3 CPA (Yellow Part)
    3. After disconnecting the connector, check that the position of the housing lock (white part) is as shown in the illustration.

      B001YAW
  16. CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR FOR FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR, REAR AIRBAG SENSOR RH AND REAR FLOOR 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 the connectors, the housing lock (white part) slides. Be sure not to hold the housing lock (white part) and the part labeled A, as it may result in an insecure fit.

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      *1 Housing Lock (White Part)
      *2 CPA (Yellow Part)
      *3 Connection is completed
  17. DISCONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR AND REAR AIRBAG SENSOR LH


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      *1 Outer Connector Locking Sleeve

      While holding the sides of the outer connector locking sleeve, slide the sleeve in the direction shown by the arrow.

    2. When the connector lock is released, the connectors are disconnected.

      Tech Tips

      Be sure to hold both sides of the sleeve. Holding the top and bottom will make disconnection difficult.

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      *1 Connector lock is released
      *2 Disconnection is complete
  18. CONNECTION OF CONNECTORS FOR SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR AND REAR AIRBAG SENSOR LH


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

      Tech Tips

      When connecting, the sleeve will slide. Be sure not to hold the sleeve while connecting, as it may result in an insecure fit.

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      *1 Outer Connector Locking Sleeve
      *2 Connection is complete