Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Weld Nut Repair - Stripped Weld Nut, Restraints Control Module (RCM)

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).

1. Obtain an 8 mm (0.32 in) grounding screw (part number N802455-S190).

2. Drill out the internal threads of the stripped-out weld nut to 7.37 mm (0.29 in) using a letter "L" size drill bit.

3. Position the crash sensor to the vehicle.

4. Install the 8 mm (0.32 in) grounding screw into the drilled-out weld nut.

5. Install the remaining attaching screws.

6. Tighten the attaching screws to specification. For additional information, refer to Torque Specifications in this section.

    Weld Nut Repair - Missing Weld Nut, Restraints Control Module (RCM)
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    Restraints Control Module (RCM)
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