Calais V6-3300 3.3L MFI VIN N (1990)
Technical Service Bulletin # 91T1659J
SIR -Disposal of Live Driver Side Inflator Module
DISPOSAL OF LIVE (UNDEPLOYED) SIR DRIVER SIDE
ALL 1988-91 MODELS W/DRIVER SIDE
SUPPLEMENTAL INFLATABLE RESTRAINT (SIR)
During the course of a vehicle's useful life, certain situations may arise which will necessitate the disposal of a live (undeployed) inflator module. This
bulletin covers proper procedures for disposing of a live (undeployed) inflator module.
Before a live (undeployed) inflator module can be disposed of, it must be deployed. Live (undeployed) inflator modules must not be disposed of through
normal refuse channels.
Failure to follow proper Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) inflator module disposal procedures can result in air bag deployment which
may cause personal injury. Undeployed inflator modules must not be disposed of through normal refuse channels. The undeployed inflator
module contains substances that can cause severe illness or personal injury if the sealed container is damaged during disposal. Disposal in
any manner inconsistent with proper procedures may be a violation of federal, state, and/or local laws.
If a vehicle is the subject of a Product Liability Report related to the SIR system and is subject to a Preliminary Investigation (GM-1241), DO NOT
DEPLOY the inflator module and DO NOT ALTER the SIR system in any manner. Please see Oldsmobile Management Bulletin 91-I-19 for handling. If
a vehicle is the subject of a campaign affecting inflator modules, DO NOT DEPLOY the inflator module. Follow instructions in the campaign bulletin
for proper disposition of the inflator module.
If an inflator module is replaced under warranty in the vehicles listed above, DO NOT DEPLOY the air bag. The inflator module should be returned
undeployed to Inland Fisher Guide per Oldsmobile Management Bulletin 91-I-19. Always refer to Oldsmobile Management Bulletin 91-I-19 when it is
necessary to ship a live (undeployed) inflator module.
In situations which require deployment of a live (undeployed) inflator module, deployment may be accomplished inside or outside the vehicle. The
method employed depends upon final disposition of the particular vehicle.
Deployment Inside the Vehicle
Deployment Inside The Vehicle is proper when the vehicle is to be destroyed or salvaged for component parts. This includes, but is not limited to, the
Where the vehicle has completed its useful life.
Where the vehicle has been damaged beyond repair in a nondeployment-type accident.
Where the vehicle has been stripped or damaged beyond repair in a theft.
Where the vehicle will be salvaged for component parts to be used on a different Vehicle Identification Number as opposed to being rebuilt as the
same Vehicle Identification Number. This is done to ensure SIR system integrity since only new SIR system components may be used in servicing
a SIR equipped vehicle. Never use SIR components from another vehicle. Always replace SIR components with new components.
Procedures for deployment of a live (undeployed) inflator module within the vehicle are contained in Section 9J, of the appropriate service manual.
Deployment Outside the Vehicle
Deployment Outside The Vehicle is proper when the vehicle is to be returned to service. This includes, for example, situations in which the vehicle will
be returned to useful service after a functionally or cosmetically defective inflator module is replaced. Deployment and disposal of a defective inflator
module is, of course, subject to any required retention period.
For deployment of a live (undeployed) inflator module outside the vehicle, the deployment procedure in this bulletin must be followed. Always wear