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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

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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 ...

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Charging System Light
The charging system light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on, but the engine is not running, as a check to show the light is working. The light turns off when the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the light stays on, or comes on whil ...

Hood Replacement
Warning: When a hood hold open device is being removed or installed, provide alternate support to avoid the possibility of damage to the vehicle or personal injury. Preliminary Procedure Remove the windshield washer nozzle hose. Refer to Windshield Washer Nozzle Hose Replacement. Hood ...

Front Fog Lamp Bulb Replacement
Preliminary Procedures Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle Disconnect the forward lamp electrical harness connector from the fog lamp bulb socket. Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lowe ...

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