SRS

Side Impact Sensor Replacement

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Removal

CAUTION

  • Removal of the airbag must be performed according to the precautions/procedures described before.
  • Before disconnecting the side impact sensor 2P connector(s), disconnect the side airbag 2P connector(s).
  • Do not turn the ignition switch ON (II) and do not connect the battery cable while replacing the side impact sensor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  2. Slide the front seat forward.
  3. Remove these items:
  • Rear seat-backs
  • Rear seat cushion
  1. Remove the front seat belt lower anchor slide bar (see page 23-2).
  2. Remove the side trim panel refer to '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 20-35).
  3. Remove the middle cross-member gusset.
  4. Disconnect the floor wire harness 2P connector from the side impact sensor.
  5. Remove the Torx bolt (A) using a Torx T30 bit, then remove the side impact sensor (B).

Installation

CAUTION

  • Be sure to install the harness wires so that they are not pinched or interfering with other parts.
  • Do not turn the ignition switch ON (II) and do not connect the battery cable while replacing the side impact sensor.

Install the side impact sensor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Replace the Torx bolt with a new one.
  • After installing the side impact sensor, confirm proper system operation: Turn the ignition switch ON (II): the SRS indicator light should come on for about 6 seconds and then go off.