Ford Mustang Service Manual: Deactivation Procedure

Deactivation Procedure

WARNING: If the supplemental restraint system (SRS) is being serviced, the system must be deactivated and restraint system diagnostic tools must be installed. Refer to Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in this section.

The air bag restraint system diagnostic tools must be removed and the air bag modules reconnected when the system is reactivated to avoid non-deployment in a collision, resulting in possible personal injury.

NOTE: Diagnostics or repairs are not to be performed on a seat equipped with a seat side air bag with the seat in the vehicle. Prior to attempting to diagnose or repair a seat concern when equipped with a seat side air bag, the seat must be removed from the vehicle and the restraint system diagnostic tools must be installed in the seat side air bag electrical connectors. The restraint system diagnostic tools must be removed prior to operating the vehicle over the road.

NOTE: After diagnosing or repairing an SRS, the restraint system diagnostic tools must be removed before operating the vehicle over the road.

NOTE: After diagnosing or repairing a seat system, the restraint system diagnostic tools must be removed before operating the vehicle over the road.

NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

1. WARNING: To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.

Please refer to the appropriate vehicle shop manual to determine location of the front air bag sensors.

The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.

To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).

Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Wait at least one minute for the backup power supply in the restraints control module (RCM) to deplete its stored energy.

3. WARNING: Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: Do not set an air bag module down with the trim cover face down. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Remove the driver air bag module from the vehicle. Refer to Driver Air Bag Module in this section.

4. WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only.

Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove could result in injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards. Connect a restraint system diagnostic tool to the vehicle harness at the top of the steering column.

5. Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.

6. WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only.

Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove could result in injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards. Connect a restraint system diagnostic tool to the vehicle harness.

7. Reconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section.

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