Tribute LX 2WD V6-3.0L DOHC (2001)
Power Seat Switch: Service and Repair
SEAT CONTROL SWITCH
Removal and Installation
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: Carry a live side air bag module with the air bag and tear seam pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury
in the event of an accidental deployment.
WARNING: Do not set a live side air bag module down on the cover tear seam. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental
WARNING: 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 afterward.
WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: 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.
Refer to the appropriate vehicle workshop manual to determine location of the front air bag sensors.
The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.
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).
WARNING: The air bag 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.
NOTE: If a seat equipped with a seat-mounted side air bag system is being repaired the air bag system must be deactivated per the deactivation
procedure contained in AIR BAG AND SAFETY BELT PRETENSION ER SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS).
NOTE: Diagnostics or repairs are not to be carried out on a side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (it equipped) with the seat in the vehicle.
Prior to attempting to diagnose/repair the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (it equipped) the seat must be removed from the vehicle and
the air bag must be installed in side air bag connector at the floor connector. The air bag must be removed prior to operating the vehicle.
NOTE: Diagnostics may be carried out on seat systems other than the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) (lumbar, climate
controlled, heated, power seat track) with the seat installed in the vehicle as long as the restraint system NGS Tester is installed under the seat in the side
air bag to floor connector.
NOTE: A repair is made by installing a new part only. If a new part is installed and the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part
and carry out the diagnostic procedure again.
NOTE: If a side air bag deployment took place, a new seatback pad, trim cover, and side air bag module must be installed. A new seatback frame
should be installed if necessary.
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.