Side Airbag Replacement

NOTE: Review the seats replacement procedure in the body section before performing repair or service.


1.Disconnect the battery negative cable, 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 nut (A) and the side airbag (B).



  • 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 nuts 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 nuts (B).


2.Install the seat-back cover.

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 battery negative cable.

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.