Prowler V6-3.5L VIN G (1999)
The passenger side airbag ON/OFF switch is located on the right end cap of the instrument panel. To de-activate the passenger side airbag,
insert the ignition key, turn the key actuator switch from the ON position to the OFF position, approximately 45 degrees clockwise from the
"ON" position, remove the key completely from the switch and verify that the switch actuator hole stays in the new position. The switch is
spring loaded and will return to the "ON" position unless you remove the key. The switch cannot be adjusted or repaired, if faulty or damaged
the PAB ON/OFF switch must be replaced.
To re-enable the passenger airbag, reverse the procedure above so that the ON/OFF key switch actuator is returned to a ON position.
Do not turn ignition ON with key in switch
Do not change switch positions with ignition ON.
Do not leave the key in the switch under any condition.
The PAB ON/OFF switch is a resistive multiplexed signal to the BCM. The BCM will monitor the input from the ON/OFF switch every 31.25
ms, regardless of the ignition status, calculating an average voltage created by the resistive switch (old reading + new reading/2). Every 250 ms
the BCM will read the average voltage value created by the switch and determine the appropriate switch state. The BCM will monitor the
ON/OFF switch for four states. Two for diagnostic purposes and the remaining two for switch positions, ON or OFF. A DTC will be stored in
the BCM if the average voltage level should indicate that a ON/OFF switch is shorted to ground or open circuit, and this condition last for
more than 10 seconds. The ON/OFF warning lamp is located in the instrument cluster and will be illuminated when the switch is in the OFF
position. When a DTC is active the warning lamp will be flashed ON and OFF at a rate of 0.25 Hz (2 seconds ON and 2 seconds OFF). If the
condition is corrected the warning lamp will be turned off within 250ms and the DTC will be erased after 20 ignition cycles. The BCM will
perform a 6 second bulb check when the ignition is turned ON. The bulb test will be shortened if the vehicle is in gear and the road speed is
above 5 mph.
An active trouble code indicates an on-going malfunction. This means the defect is there every time the ACM checks that circuit/function. It is
impossible to erase an active code; active codes are automatically erased by the ACM when the reason for the code has been corrected.
Airbag codes are continuously stored in the ACM's memory when the ignition is turned OFF with the exception of the Loss of Ignition Run
Only code, which is an active code only.
A stored code indicates there was an active code present at some time. However, the code currently may not be present as an active code,
although another active code could be.
When a trouble code occurs, the AIRBAG warning lamp illuminates for 12 seconds minimum (even if the problem existed for less than 12
seconds). The code is stored, along with the time in minutes that it was active, and the number of times the ignition has been cycled since the
problem was last detected.
The minimum time shown for any code will be one minute, even if the code was actually present for less than one minute. Thus, the time
shown for a code that was present for two minutes 13 seconds would be three minutes.
If a malfunction is detected, a diagnostic trouble code is stored and will remain stored as long as the malfunction exists. When and if the
malfunction ceases to exist the code is stored and an ignition cycle count will be initiated for the code. If the ignition cycle count reaches 100
without reoccurrence of that same malfunction, that diagnostic trouble code is erased and that ignition cycle counter is reset to zero. If the
malfunction reoccurs before the count reaches 100, then the ignition cycle counter will be reset and the diagnostic trouble code will continue to
be a stored code.
If a malfunction is not active while performing a diagnostic test procedure, the active code diagnostic test will not locate the source of the
problem. In this case, the stored code can indicate an area to inspect.
If no obvious problems are found, erase the stored code, and with the ignition "ON", wiggle the wire harness and connectors, rotate the
steering wheel from stop to stop. Recheck for codes periodically as you work through the system. This procedure may uncover a malfunction
that is difficult to locate.
There is one audio system available on Prowler. It consists of a corporate RBN radio with a 5 band equalizer and an external six disc CD changer
mounted behind the passenger seat back. The system also incorporates an amplifier located under the passenger seat. The amplifier drives all the
speakers. The speaker locations are: one in each corner of the instrument panel and one in each door. The rear speaker enclosure which is mounted
behind the seats contains 2-3(1/2) inch full range speakers, one on each side of the rear speaker enclosure, and one centrally mounted dual coil
The speaker enclosure is made of a very thick roto-cast plastic. The enclosure is a two-piece design, it is the housing for a 6 1/2 inch dual voice
coil subwoofer and 2-3 1/2 inch full range speakers. The dual coil feature allows one speaker to handle the left and right channels of a stereo
signal. The subwoofer handles frequencies from approximately 60 to 80 hertz. It is electronically crossed over by circuitry in the amplifier and
also acoustically by the design of the enclosure. The subwoofer is located in a ducted port style of enclosure. The subwoofer is mounted and sealed