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AIR BAG SYSTEM SERVICE CAUTIONS [STANDARD DEPLOYMENT CONTROL SYSTEM]

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2016 – MX-5 – Restraints

AIR BAG SYSTEM SERVICE CAUTIONS [STANDARD DEPLOYMENT CONTROL SYSTEM]

Air Bag System Component Disassembly

  • Disassembling the air bag system components could cause it to not operate (deploy) normally. Never disassemble any air bag system components.

Air Bag Module, Pre-tensioner Seat Belt Handling

  • Oil, grease, or water on the air bag modules may cause the air bags to fail to operate (deploy) in an accident. Never allow oil, grease, or water to get on the air bag modules.

  • Inserting a screwdriver or similar object into the connector of an air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt may damage the connector and cause the air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt to operate (deploy) improperly, which may cause serious injury. Never insert any foreign objects into the air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt connectors.

Air Bag Module, Pre-tensioner Seat Belt Reuse

  • Even if an air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt does not operate (deploy) in a collision and does not have any external signs of damage, it may have been damaged internally, which may cause improper operation. Before reusing a live (undeployed) air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt always use the on-board diagnostic to diagnose the air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt to verify that they have no malfunction.

Air Bag Wiring Harness Repair

  • Incorrectly repairing an air bag wiring harness can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag modules or pre-tensioner seat belts. If a problem is found in the air bag wiring harness, always replace the wiring harness with a new one.

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