SRS Precautions and Procedures
NOTE: Some systems store data in memory that is lost when the 12 volt battery is disconnected. Before disconnecting the 12 volt
battery, refer to 12 Volt Battery Terminal Disconnection and Reconnection.
Please read the following precautions carefully before servicing the SRS, or the airbags could accidentally deploy and cause damage
Except when doing electrical inspections that require 12 volt battery power, always turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, and
disconnect the negative cable from the 12 volt battery, then wait at least 3 minutes before starting work.
NOTE: The SRS memory is not erased even if the vehicle is turned to the OFF (LOCK) mode, or if the 12 volt battery cables are
disconnected from the 12 volt battery.
Use replacement parts which are manufactured to the same standards and quality as the original parts. Do not install used SRS
parts. Use only new parts when making SRS repairs.
Carefully inspect any SRS part before you install it. Do not install any part that shows signs of being dropped or improperly
handled, such as dents, cracks, or deformation.
Before disconnecting the SRS unit connectors, always disconnect the appropriate SRS parts connectors.
Use only a digital multimeter to check the system. If it is not a Honda multimeter, make sure its output is 10 mA (0.01 A) or less
when switched to the lowest value in the ohmmeter range. A tester with a higher output could cause accidental deployment and
Do not put objects on the front passenger's airbag.
Cable Reel Alignment
Misalignment of the cable reel could cause an open in the wiring, making the SRS, remote steering wheel controls, or the horn
Center the cable reel whenever you do the following.
Installation of the steering wheel.
Installation of the cable reel.
Installation of the steering column.
Other steering-related adjustment or installation.
Do not disassemble the cable reel.
Do not apply grease to the cable reel.
If the cable reel shows any signs of damage, replace it with a new one. For example, if the cable reel does not rotate smoothly,
Airbag Handling and Storage
Do not disassemble an airbag. It has no serviceable parts. Once an airbag has been deployed, it cannot be repaired or reused.
For temporary storage of an airbag during service, observe the following precautions.
Store the removed airbag with the pad surface up. Never put anything on the airbag.
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