Side Airbag Replacement

NOTE: Review the seat replacement procedure before doing repairs or service.

Removal


1.Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

2.Disconnect the side airbag harness 2P connector (A).

 

3.Remove the seat assembly and seat-back cover.

4.Remove the mounting bolts (A) and the side airbag (B).

 

Installation


NOTE:
  • If the side airbag lid is secured by a tape, remove the tape.
  • Do not open the lid of the side airbag cover.
  • Use new mounting bolts tightened to the specified torque. When you replace a side airbag, make sure that the seat-back cover is installed properly. Improper installation may prevent proper deployment.
  • Be sure to install the harness wires so that they are not pinched or interfering with other parts.

1.Place the new side airbag on the seat-back frame (A). Tighten the side airbag mounting bolts (B).

 

2.Install the seat-back cover in the reverse order of removal.

3.Install the seat assembly, then connect the side airbag harness 2P connector.

4.Move the front seat and the seat-back through their full ranges of movement, making sure the harness wires are not pinched or interfering with other parts.

5.Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.

6.After installing the side airbag, confirm proper system operation: Turn the ignition switch ON (II); the SRS indicator should come on for about 6 seconds and then go off.