Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Air Bag Disposal - Undeployed Inoperative

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

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

NOTE: All inoperative air bag modules and safety belt pretensioners have been placed on the Mandatory Return List. All discolored or damaged air bag modules must be treated the same as any inoperative live air bag being returned.

1. Remove the inoperative component from the vehicle. For additional information, refer to the appropriate air bag procedure in this section.

Air Bag Disposal - Undeployed Inoperative

2. NOTE: When installing a new air bag module, a prepaid return postcard is provided with the replacement air bag module. The serial number for the new part and the vehicle identification number (VIN) must be recorded and sent to Ford Motor Company.

If installing a new air bag module, record the necessary information and return the inoperative air bag module to Ford Motor Company.

    Inspection and Repair After a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Deployment
    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 ...

    Air Bag Disposal - Driver, Undeployed, Scrapped Vehicle
    Remote Deployment WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module or safety belt retractor/preten ...

    Other materials:

    Removal
    CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result. 1. Remove the driver air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section. 2. Remove the passenger air bag module. For ...

    Removal
    1. Remove the roller followers. For additional information, refer to Roller Followers in this section. 2. Remove the LH timing chain for the LH side and both timing chains for the RH side. For additional information, refer to Timing Drive Components in this ...

    Assembly
    1. Install the valve stem seals. 2. Install the valves and the valve springs. 3. CAUTION: Make sure the tool is seated correctly on the valve spring. Apply a small amount of air at a time. This will prevent the tool from shifting and causing damage to the ...