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Servicing the

Airbag-Equipped Vehicle

Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the

airbag system in several places around the vehicle. Your dealer and the

service manual have information

about servicing the vehicle and the

airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications

Ordering Information 0 426.


{ Warning

For up to 10 seconds after the

vehicle is turned off and the 12volt battery is disconnected, an airbag

can still inflate during improper

service. You can be injured if you are close to an airbag when it

inflates. Avoid yellow connectors.

They are probably part of the airbag system. Be sure to follow proper

service procedures, and make sure

the person performing work for you is qualified to do so.


Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle

Adding accessories that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system,

height, front end, or side sheet metal may keep the airbag system from

working properly. The operation of the airbag system can also be affected by

changing any parts of the front seats, seat belts, airbag sensing and

diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrument panel, inner door seals including the speakers, any of the airbag modules, ceiling or pillar

garnish trim, overhead console, front

sensors, side impact sensors, or airbag wiring.

Your dealer and the service manual

have information about the location of the airbag sensors, sensing and

diagnostic module, and airbag wiring.

In addition, the vehicle has a

passenger sensing system for the front outboard passenger position, which

includes sensors that are part of the

passenger seat. The passenger sensing system may not operate properly if

the original seat trim is replaced with non-GM covers, upholstery, or trim; or


with GM covers, upholstery, or trim designed for a different vehicle. Any object, such as an aftermarket seat

heater or a comfort-enhancing pad or device, installed under or on top of

the seat fabric, could also interfere with the operation of the passenger sensing system. This could either

prevent proper deployment of the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passenger sensing system from

properly turning off the passenger airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing

System 0 91.

If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail airbags, see Different Size Tires and

Wheels 0 365 for additional important information.

If you have to modify your vehicle

because you have a disability and have questions about whether the

modifications will affect the vehicle's airbag system, or if you have

questions about whether the airbag

system will be affected if the vehicle is modified for any other reason, call

Customer Assistance. See Customer Assistance Offices 0 419.