Ford Mustang Service Manual: Installation

Removal

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

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 a live air bag module down with the trim cover face down. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: After deployment, the air bag surface can contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, a product of the gas generant combustion that is irritating to the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.

WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.

WARNING: Air bag modules with discolored or damaged trim covers must be replaced, not repainted.

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.

NOTE: Repair is made by installing a new part only. If the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again.

1. Prepare the vehicle for driver air bag module removal.

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 (14301) and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section .

2. WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, read and follow all warnings, cautions, notes, and instructions in the supplemental restraint system (SRS) deactivation/reactivation procedure.

Deactivate the supplemental restraint system (SRS). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Deactivation and Reactivation in the General Procedures portion of this section.

2. Remove the two steering wheel plugs.

3. Remove the two driver air bag module retaining bolts (one shown).


3. Remove the two driver air bag module retaining bolts (one shown).

4. Remove the driver air bag module.


4. Remove the driver air bag module.

1. Disconnect the driver air bag module electrical connector.

2. Remove the driver air bag module.

5. Remove the restraint system diagnostic tool from the vehicle harness side


5. Remove the restraint system diagnostic tool from the vehicle harness side of the clockspring electrical connector at the base of the steering column.

6. Connect the clockspring electrical connector at the base of the steering


6. Connect the clockspring electrical connector at the base of the steering column.

7. Attach the restraint system diagnostic tool to the clockspring electrical


7. Attach the restraint system diagnostic tool to the clockspring electrical connector at the top of the steering column.

8. Connect the battery ground cable.


8. Connect the battery ground cable.

9. With the restraint system diagnostic tools installed at all deployable devices, prove out the supplemental restraint system (SRS). For additional information, refer to Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in the Diagnosis and Testing portion of this section.

10. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section .

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