F 250 4WD Super Duty V10-6.8L VIN Z CNG (2003)
Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming: Technician Safety Information
Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This
will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.
Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an
Do not set a live air bag module down with the trim cover face down. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental
After deployment, the air bag surface can contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, a product of the gas generant combustion that is irritating to
the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.
Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.
The safety belt buckle pretensioner and safety belt retractor pretensioner are pyrotechnic devices. Never probe a pretensioner electrical
connector. Doing so could result in pretensioner or air bag deployment and could result in personal injury.
Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is
involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any
other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.
The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove could result
in injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.
To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any
front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near
the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
Please refer to the appropriate component or system to determine location of the front air bag sensors.
The side impact sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar (if equipped).
To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary
batteries and power supplies (if equipped).
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, read and follow all warnings, cautions, and notes at the beginning of the deactivation procedure.