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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: SIR Service Precautions

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SIR Service Precautions

Warning: When performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, the SIR system must be disabled. Failure to observe the correct procedure could cause deployment of the SIR components. Serious injury can occur. Failure to observe the correct procedure could also result in unnecessary SIR system repairs.

The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) maintains a reserved energy supply. The reserved energy supply provides deployment power for the air bags. Deployment power is available for as much as 1 minute after disconnecting the vehicle power. Disabling the SIR system prevents deployment of the air bags from the reserved energy supply.

General Service Instructions

The following are general service instructions which must be followed in order to properly repair the vehicle and return it to its original integrity:

Discard any of the following components if it has been dropped from a height of 91 cm (3 ft) or greater:

SIR Identification Views
The SIR Identification Views shown below illustrate the approximate location of all SIR components available for the vehicle. This will assist in determining the appropriate SIR Disabling and Enabl ...

Front End Inflatable Restraint Discriminating Sensor Replacement
Warning: Refer to SIR Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Following the deployment of a side impact air bag, inspect the following parts for damage. Replace these parts if necessary: ...

Other materials:

Exterior Care
Washing the Vehicle To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash it often and out of direct sunlight. Notice: Do not use petroleum-based, acidic, or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage the vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic parts. If damage occurs, it would not be covered by the vehic ...

Halogen Bulb Warning
Warning: Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury: Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb. Leave the lamp switch OFF until the bulb chang ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted  from the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Position the tail lamp pocket on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the tail lamp pocket. Clamp ...

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