Hombre XS Space Cab 2WD V6-4.3L (1998)
Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming: Technician Safety Information
Undeployed Air Bag
Air Bag Assembly Handling/Shipping/Scrapping
NOTE: Refer to the latest service bulletins for proper SRS inflator module shipping procedures.
CAUTION: When you are performing service on or near the SRS components or the SRS wiring, you must disable the SRS. Failure to follow the
correct procedure could cause air bag deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SRS repairs.
1. Air bag assembly should not be subjected to temperatures above 93°C (200°F).
2. Air bag assembly, and Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) should not be used if they have been dropped from a height of 100 cm (3.28 feet).
3. When a SDM is replaced, it must be oriented with the arrow on the sensor pointing toward the front of the vehicle. It is very important for the
SDM to be located flat on the mounting surface, parallel to the vehicle datum line. It is important that the SDM mounting surface is free of any dirt
or other foreign material.
4. Do not apply power to the SRS unless all components are connected or a diagnostic chart requests it, as this will set a diagnostic trouble code.
5. The "SRS Diagnostic System Check" must be the starting point of any SRS diagnostics. The "SRS Diagnostic System Check" will verify proper
"AIR BAG" warning lamp operation and will lead you to the correct chart to diagnose any SRS malfunctions. Bypassing these procedures may
result in extended diagnostic time, incorrect diagnosis, and incorrect parts replacement.
Live (Undeployed) Air Bag Assembly
Special care is necessary when handling and storing a live (undeployed) air bag assembly. The rapid gas generation produced during deployment of the
air bag could cause the air bag assembly, or an object in front of the air bag assembly, to be thrown through the air in the unlikely event of an accidental