XT-6 2WD L6-2.7L SOHC (1989)
Air Bag Systems: Technical Service Bulletins
Air Bag - Parts Replacement When Discharged
SRS AIR BAG EQUIPPED VEHICLES
RECOMMENDED PARTS REPLACEMENT WHEN THE
AIR BAG IS DISCHARGED IN A COLLISION
WHEN SERVICING THE SRS AIR BAG SYSTEM, ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SERVICE PROCEDURES, PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
INDICATED IN THE APPLICABLE SUBARU SERVICE MANUALS AND RELATED SERVICE BULLETINS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE VEHICLE'S BATTERY AND WAIT A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO SERVICING THE SYSTEM.
The following information is intended to be a guide for inspection and servicing of the SRS Air Bag System which has been discharged in a collision.
The parts to be replaced are determined by a proper inspection of the entire SRS System and related components. Each situation depends on the severity
of damage incurred. In all cases, if a component part or wiring is found to have been damaged, the component must be replaced using only new Genuine
Subaru parts. Under no circumstances should a damaged component part or wiring be repaired.
Air Bag Module Assembly - The air bag module must be replaced once it has been deployed.
Steering Wheel, Combination Switch, Control Unit and all Air Bag Wire Harness - Visually check for deformities, heat damage, cracks or
breakage. If any irregularities are found, replace the component.
Front Sensor Assembly - If there is damage to the bumper, fender or tie down hook, check the front sensors and bracket assemblies. Visually check
for deformities, heat damage, cracks or breakage. If any irregularities are found, replace the component.
Steering Column Assembly - Remove the column assembly for inspection. Using a feeler gauge, measure the clearance between the column
bracket and the capsule. Refer to Figure 1. Each side should have a clearance of 0.5 mm. If the clearance is greater than 0.5 mm, the column has
collapsed and must be replaced.