AIR BAG MODULE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES


When discarding the air bag modules or a vehicle with SRS air bags, be sure to deploy the air bags in advance as specified in the service procedure that follows.

DISPOSAL OF UNDEPLOYED AIR BAG MODULES


caution
  • If the vehicle is to be scrapped or disposed of, deploy the air bags inside the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle is still to be used and only the air bag modules are to be discarded, deploy the air bags outside the vehicle.
  • Since a large amount of smoke is produced when the air bags are deployed, avoid residential areas whenever possible. Also, do not perform the operation near the smoke detector.
  • Since there is substantial report when the air bags are deployed, avoid residential areas whenever possible. If anyone is nearby, give warning of the impending noise.
  • Suitable ear protection must be put on by personnel performing these procedures or by people in the immediate area.

DRIVER’S AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE


1.Move the vehicle to flat and isolated spot.
2.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
3.Remove the column cover lower (Refer to GROUP 37, Steering shaft ).

4.Remove the connection between the clock spring connector (4-pin) and the harness side connector (4-pin).
note Once disconnected from the instrument panel wiring harness, both electrodes of the clock spring connector short automatically. This prevents the driver’s air bag from accidental deployment caused by static, etc.

5.Obtain two suitable wires, which are 6 meters or longer, as deployment wires. Then connect the wires at one end to short.
6.Touch the vehicle’s body with bare hands to discharge static in you.

7.Cut with a pliers, etc. the instrument panel wiring harness shown in the figure of the instructions, while the clock spring connector is disconnected.
note The disconnection location should be sufficiently away from the harness side connector with consideration to the expansion harness connection location upon disconnections.
8.Connect the deployment wires on the two instrument panel wiring harnesses disconnected, cover the connection areas with insulator tape and then pull out the deployment wires outside the vehicle.
9.Connect the harness side connector connected with an expansion harness to the clock spring connector.

10.
warning If the glass is scratched, the glass may be shattered at deployment. Therefore, cover with a vehicle cover to avoid danger.
In order to suppress the operation sound as much as possible, fully close all the door windows, close the doors, and then cover the vehicle with a vehicle cover.
11.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present inside or near the vehicle before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the vehicle. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
12.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

PASSENGER’S (FRONT) AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE


1.Move the vehicle to flat and isolated spot.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
2.Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
3.Remove the glove box (Refer to ).

4.Release the claw (1) of the lock lever of the front passenger’s air bag module harness side connector, and lift the lock lever to the direction of the arrow (2), then remove the connector.
note Once disconnected from the instrument panel wiring harness, both electrodes of the passenger’s (front) air bag module short automatically. This prevents the passenger’s (front) air bag from accidental deployment caused by static, etc.

5.Connect deployment wires longer than 6 m to each SRS air bag adapter harness (MB686560) and insulate the connections with insulator tape. Also, connect the deployment wires in the other ends to short, thereby preventing the passenger’s (front) air bag from accidental deployment caused by static etc.

6.Connect the passenger’s (front) air bag module connector (2-pin, red) to special tool SRS air bag adapter harness (MB686560) and move the deployment wires out of the vehicle.

7.
warning If the glass is scratched, the glass may be shattered at deployment. Therefore, cover with a vehicle cover to avoid danger.
In order to suppress the operation sound as much as possible, fully close all the door windows, close the doors, and then cover the vehicle with a vehicle cover.
8.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present inside or near the vehicle before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the vehicle. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
9.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

SIDE-AIRBAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE


1.Move the vehicle to flat and isolated spot.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
2.Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.

3.Disconnect the connections of the side-airbag module connector and the harness side connector.
caution Make sure to deploy both driver’s and front passenger’s side-airbags.
note When the side-airbag module connector is disconnected from the harness side connector, the two pins of side-airbag module connector are automatically shorted. This prevents the unintentional deployment of side-airbags caused by the static or others.

4.Prepare two deployment wires of 6 m or more, and keep the terminal at one end connected to that of the other wire (shorted).
note This prevents the air bags from unintentional deployment caused by static.
5.
caution The following procedures are intended to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static. Therefore, make sure to perform the procedures.
Touch the vehicle body with bare hands to release the charged static.

6.With the side-airbag module connector disconnected, cut the harness side connector using a nipper or similar tools.
7.Connect the deployment wire to each of two cut wiring harnesses. After covering the connection areas with insulation tape, pull out the deployment wire to outside the vehicle.
8.Connect the harness side connector, to which the deployment wire is connected, to the side-airbag module connector.

9.
warning If the glass is scratched, the glass may be shattered at deployment. Therefore, cover with a vehicle cover to avoid danger.
In order to suppress the operation sound as much as possible, fully close all the door windows, close the doors, and then cover the vehicle with a vehicle cover.
10.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present inside or near the vehicle before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the vehicle. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the side-airbag module.
11.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE


1.Move the vehicle to flat and isolated spot.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
2.Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
3.Remove the headlining (Refer to GROUP 52A - Headlining ).

4.Use the flat-tipped screwdriver to pull out the locking button of harness side connector. After releasing the lock, disconnect the connector.
note When the harness side connector is disconnected from the inflator, the two pins of inflator connector are automatically shorted. This prevents the unintentional deployment of curtain air bags caused by the static or others.

5.Connect the deployment wires of 6 m or more to each of the two wiring harnesses of special tool adapter harness (MB661885), and cover the connection areas with insulation tape. Keep the other ends of deployment wires connected to each other (shorted).
note This prevents the unintentional deployment of curtain air bags caused by the static or others.

6.Connect the adapter harness to the inflator, and then pull out the deployment wire to outside the vehicle.

7.
warning If the glass is scratched, the glass may be shattered at deployment. Therefore, cover with a vehicle cover to avoid danger.
In order to suppress the operation sound as much as possible, fully close all the door windows, close the doors, and then cover the vehicle with a vehicle cover.
8.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present inside or near the vehicle before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the vehicle. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
9.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

DRIVER’S AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE


caution
  • Deploy the air bag in the wide open, flat place with a distance of 6 m or more from obstacles and people.
  • When deploying the air bag in the open space, do not deploy when the strong wind is blowing. Even with a slight breeze, ignite at the windward of the air bag module.
1.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
2.
caution When the connector is disconnected, the four pins of air bag module are automatically shorted to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static or others. However, in preparation for the accidental deployment, store the air bag module on a flat place with the deployment surface facing upward. Also, do not put anything on it.
Remove the driver’s air bag module from the vehicle (Refer to ).

3.Obtain two suitable wires, which are 6 meters or longer, as deployment wires. Then connect the wires at one end to short.
4.Touch the vehicle’s body with bare hands to discharge static in you.

5.Using pliers, cut the driver’s air bag module connector from the harnesses. Connect the deployment wires to each harness that has been cut and insulate the connections with plastic tape.
6.To the torx screw installation hole located at the backside of air bag module, tie a thick wire for fixing the wheel.

7.Pass the deployment wire connected to the air bag module underneath the old tyre with wheel. Then, fix the air bag module with deployment surface facing upward using the wire which is tied to the bolt.

8.Place three old tyres without wheel onto the tyre to which the air bag module is fixed.

9.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present near the air bag module before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the air bag module. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
10.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

PASSENGER’S (FRONT) AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE


caution
  • Deploy the air bag in the wide open, flat place with a distance of 6 m or more from obstacles and people.
  • When deploying the air bag in the open space, do not deploy when the strong wind is blowing. Even with a slight breeze, ignite at the windward of the air bag module.
1.
caution Before starting the work, wait for 60 seconds or more after the disconnection of the auxiliary battery cable. (Refer to the item 5 of Service Precautions.)
Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
2.
caution When the connector is disconnected, the four pins of air bag module are automatically shorted to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static or others. However, in preparation for the accidental deployment, store the air bag module on a flat place with the deployment surface facing upward. Also, do not put anything on it.
Remove the passenger’s (front) air bag module from the vehicle (Refer to ).

3.Connect deployment wires longer than 6 m to each SRS air bag adapter harness (MB686560) and insulate the connections with insulator tape. Also, connect the deployment wires in the other ends to short, thereby preventing the passenger’s (front) air bag from accidental deployment caused by static etc.
4.Connect the adapter harness to the passenger’s (front) air bag module.

5.Pass a thick wire through the hole of air bag module bracket. Then, with the air bag module deployment surface facing upward, fix the module to the old tyre with wheel.

6.Place three old tyres without wheel onto the tyre to which the air bag module is fixed. Then, tie and fix all the tyres with rope (4 positions).
note The passenger’s (front) air bag has a larger deployment volume than the driver’s air bag. Therefore, it is necessary to tie the tyres with rope.

7.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present near the air bag module before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the air bag module does not deploy, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the air bag module. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
8.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

SIDE-AIRBAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE


caution
  • Deploy the air bag in the wide open, flat place with a distance of 6 m or more from obstacles and people.
  • When deploying the air bag in the open space, do not deploy when the strong wind is blowing. Even with a slight breeze, ignite at the windward of the air bag module.
1.
caution Before starting the work, wait for 60 seconds or more after the disconnection of the auxiliary battery cable (Refer to the item 5 of Service Precautions).
Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
2.
caution When the connector is disconnected, the two pins of side air bag module are automatically shorted to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static or others. However, in preparation for the accidental deployment, store the air bag module on a flat place with the deployment surface facing upward. Also, do not put anything on it.
Remove the front seatback frame (Refer to ).
3.Remove the side-airbag module from the front seatback frame.

4.Prepare two deployment wires of 6 m or more, and keep the terminal at one end connected to that of the other wire (shorted).
note This prevents the air bags from unintentional deployment caused by static.
5.
caution The following procedures are intended to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static. Therefore, make sure to perform the procedures.
Touch the vehicle body with bare hands to release the charged static.

6.Cut off the side-airbag module connector from the wiring harness with nippers. Individually connect a harness on the two harnesses disconnected, cover the connection areas with insulation tape.

7.Pass the deployment wire connected to the side-airbag module underneath the old tyre with wheel. Then, fix the air bag module with deployment surface facing upward using the wire which is tied to the bolt.

8.Place three old tyres without wheels on top of the tyre secured to the air bag module, and secure all tyres together with ropes (four locations).

9.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present near the air bag module before deploying the air bag.
  • Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the inflator does not activate, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the air bag module. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to deploy the air bag module.
10.Discard the deployed air bag module according to the disposal procedures. (Refer to .)

CURTAIN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE


caution
  • Deploy the air bag in the wide open, flat place with a distance of 6 m or more from obstacles and people.
  • When deploying the air bag in the open space, do not deploy when the strong wind is blowing. Even with a slight breeze, ignite at the windward of the air bag module.
1.
caution Disconnect the auxiliary battery cable connection, and wait for 60 seconds or more before starting the work.
Disconnect the (-) and (+) terminals of auxiliary battery cable, and then remove the auxiliary battery from the vehicle.
2.
caution When the connector is disconnected, the two pins of air bag module are automatically shorted to prevent the unintentional deployment caused by the static or others. However, in preparation for the accidental deployment, store the air bag module on a flat place with the deployment surface facing upward. Also, do not put anything on it.
Remove the curtain air bag module (Refer to ).

3.Cut the inflator from the air bag as shown in the figure using a cutter or a similar tool.

4.Connect the deployment wires of 6 m or more to each of the two wiring harnesses of special tool adapter harness (MB991885), and cover the connection areas with insulation tape. Keep the other ends of deployment wires connected to each other (shorted).
note This prevents the unintentional activation of inflator caused by the static or others.

5.Feed a thick wire through the bracket of the inflator, and connect it to an old tyre with a wheel.
6.Connect the adapter harness to the inflator connector.

7.Place the tyre to which the inflator is fixed onto the two stacked tyres. Then, place 1 or more old tyres without wheel onto the stacked tyres, and tie and fix all the tyres with rope. (4 positions)

8.
caution
  • Make sure that no one is present near the inflator before the activation.
  • Immediately after the inflator activation, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
  • If the inflator does not activate, consult with your distributor.
Disconnect the deployment wire connection at a place as far as possible from the inflator. Then, connect the wires to the removed vehicle auxiliary battery to activate the inflator.
9.Discard the activated inflator according to the disposal procedures (Refer to ).

DISCARD OF DEPLOYED AIR BAG MODULE


After deployment and operation, the air bag module and seat belt pre-tensioner should be disposed of in the same manner as any other scrap parts, adhering to local laws and/or legislation. Observe the following precautions during air bag or seat belt pre-tensioner disposal:
1.Immediately after the air bag deployment, the inflator is extremely hot. Thus, before handling, leave the inflator for 30 minutes or more to cool.
2.Do not pour water or oil onto the deployed air bag module.
3.To the deployed air bag module, substances that irritate eyes and skin may be deposited. Therefore, wear gloves and protective glasses when handling the module. When the substance comes in contact with eyes or skin, flush with a large amount of water.
4.Place the air bag module in the sturdy plastic bag, and seal the bag for disposal.
5.After the work, be sure to wash your hands with water.