Savana 3500 V8-4.8L (2009)
Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming: Service and Repair
SIR Disabling and Enabling
SIR component location affects how a vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the SIR system installed in various locations around a vehicle. To
find the location of the SIR components refer to SIR Identification Views (See: Restraint Systems/Air Bag Systems/Locations).
There are several reasons for disabling the SIR system, such as repairs to the SIR system or servicing a component near or attached to an SIR
component. There are several ways to disable the SIR system depending on what type of service is being performed. The following information covers
the proper procedures for disabling/enabling the SIR system.
SIR Service Precautions
When performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, the SIR system must be disabled. Failure to observe the correct procedure
could cause deployment of the SIR components. Serious injury can occur. Failure to observe the correct procedure could also result in unnecessary SIR
The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) maintains a reserved energy supply. The reserved energy supply provides deployment
power for the air bags if the SDM loses battery power during a collision. Deployment power is available for as much as 1 minute after disconnecting the
vehicle power. Waiting 1 minute before working on the system after disabling the SIR system prevents deployment of the air bags from the reserved
General Service Instructions
The following are general service instructions which must be followed in order to properly repair the vehicle and return it to its original integrity:
Do not expose inflator modules to temperatures above 65°C (150°F).
Verify the correct replacement part number. Do not substitute a component from a different vehicle.
Use only original GM replacement parts available from your authorized GM dealer. Do not use salvaged parts for repairs to the SIR system.
Discard any of the following components if it has been dropped from a height of 91 cm (3 feet) or greater:
Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM)
Any Inflatable restraint air bag module
Inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil
Any Inflatable restraint sensor
Inflatable restraint seat belt pretensioners
Inflatable restraint Passenger Presence System (PPS) module or sensor
Disabling Procedure - Air Bag Fuse
1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
Note: The SDM may have more than one fused power input. To ensure there is no unwanted SIR deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR
system repairs, remove all fuses supplying power to the SDM. With all SDM fuses removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, the AIR
BAG warning indicator illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate a SIR system malfunction.
3. Locate and remove the fuse(s) supplying power to the SDM. Refer to SIR Schematics (See: Diagrams/Electrical Diagrams/Air Bag Systems) or
Electrical Center Identification Views (See: Fuses and Circuit Breakers/Fuse/Application and ID).
4. Wait 1 minute before working on the system.