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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Inflatable Restraint Module Handling and Scrapping

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Restraints / Inflatable Restraint Module Handling and Scrapping

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Live and Undeployed Inflator Module

Warning: Refer to SIR Inflator Module Handling and Storage Warning in the Preface section.

Take special care when handling or storing an undeployed inflator module. An inflator module deployment produces a rapid generation of gas. This may cause the inflator module, or an object in front of the inflator module, to project through the air in the event of an unlikely deployment.

Dual Stage Inflator Module

Dual stage inflator modules have two deployment stages. If stage 1 was used to deploy a dual stage inflator module, stage 2 may still be active. Therefore, a deployed dual stage inflator module must be treated as an active module. If disposal of a dual stage module is required, both deployment loops must be energized to deploy the air bag.

Scrapping Procedure

During the course of a vehicle's useful life, certain situations may arise which will require the disposal of a live and undeployed inflator module. Do NOT dispose a live and undeployed inflator module through normal disposal channels until the inflator module has been deployed.

Do not deploy the inflator module in the following situations:

Deployment Procedures

You can deploy the inflator module either inside or outside of the vehicle. The method used depends upon the final disposition of the vehicle. Review the following procedures in order to determine which will work best in a given situation:

Accident With Side Air Bag Module Deployment - Component Replacement and Inspections
After a collision involving left/right side air bag module deployment, replace the following components. Left/right inflatable restraint side impact sensors on the side of the impact. Left/ ...

Deployment Outside Vehicle - Steering Wheel Module, Instrument Panel Module, and Roof Rail Module
Deploy the inflator module outside of the vehicle when the vehicle will be returned to service. Situations that require deployment outside of the vehicle include the following: Using the SIR di ...

Other materials:

Drive Belt Replacement
Special Tools EN 6349 Locking Pin For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Open the hood. Remove the power steering pump belt. Refer to Power Steering Pump Belt Replacement. Raise the vehicle by its full height. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicl ...

Steering Gear Replacement (Hydraulic Power Steering)
Special Tools EN 45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Turn the front wheels to the straight forward position and secure the steering  wheel from moving. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). ...

Front Side Door Wiring Harness Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front side door inner panel trim. Refer to Front Side Door Trim Replacement. Front Side Door Wiring Harness Warning: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before ...

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