Deployment Inside Vehicle – Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Deploy the seat belt pretensioners inside of the vehicle when destroying the vehicle or when salvaging the vehicle for parts. This includes but is not limited to the following situations:

Irreparable damage occurs to the vehicle in a non-deployment type accident. Irreparable damage occurs to the vehicle during a theft.

The vehicle is being salvaged for parts to be used on a vehicle with a different VIN as opposed to rebuilding as the same VIN.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 116: Stripping Connector Wire Lead Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

1. Turn OFF the ignition.

2. Remove the ignition key.

3. Put on safety glasses.

4. Remove all loose objects from the front seats.

5. Disconnect the seat belt pretensioner connector. Refer to Seat Belt Retractor

Pretensioner Replacement - Front.

6. Cut the seat belt pretensioner harness connector out of the vehicle, leaving at least 16 cm (6 in) of wire at the connector.

7. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from each of the connector wire leads.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 117: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

8. Cut two 6.1 m (20 ft) deployment wires from a 0.8 mm (18 gage) or thicker multi-strand wire. These wires will be used for the seat belt pretensioner deployment harness.

9. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires cut in the previous step.

10. Twist together one end from each of the wires in order to short the wires. Deployment wires shall remain shorted and not connected to a power source until you are ready to deploy the seat belt pretensioner.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 118: Twisting Together Connector Wire Lead To Deployment Wire Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

11. Twist together one connector wire lead to one deployment wire.

12. Inspect that the previous connections is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 119: Identifying I/P Module Twisted Connection Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

13. Bend flat the twisted connection.

14. Secure and insulate the connection using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 120: View Of Dual Insulated Connector Wires Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

15. Twist together, bend and tape the remaining connector wire lead to the remaining deployment wire.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 121: View Of Seat Belt Pretensioner Connector And Wiring Harness Routing Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 122: Routing Wires To Apply Power For Controlled Bag Deployment (Left ) Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

17. Route the deployment harness out of the driver side of the vehicle.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 123: Stripping Connector Wire Lead Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

18. Disconnect the seat belt pretensioner connector. Refer to Seat Belt Retractor Pretensioner Replacement - Front.

19. Cut the seat belt pretensioner connector out of the vehicle, leaving at least 16 cm (6 in) of wire at the connector.

20. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from each of the connector wire leads.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 124: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

21. Cut two 6.1 m (20 ft) deployment wires from a 0.8 mm (18 gage) or thicker multi-strand wire. These wires will be used for the seat belt pretensioner deployment harness.

22. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires cut in the previous step.

23. Twist together one end from each of the wires in order to short the wires. The deployment wires are to remain shorted and not connected to a power source until you are ready to deploy the seat belt pretensioner.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

24. Twist together one connector wire lead to one deployment wire.

25. Inspect that the previous connection is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 126: Identifying I/P Module Twisted Connection Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

26. Bend flat the twisted connection.

27. Secure and insulate the connection using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 127: View Of Dual Insulated Connector Wires Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

28. Twist together, bend and tape the remaining connector wire lead to the remaining deployment wire.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 128: View Of Seat Belt Pretensioner Connector And Wiring Harness Routing Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 129: Routing Wires To Apply Power For Controlled Bag Deployment (Right ) Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

30. Route the deployment harness out of the passenger's side of the vehicle.

31. Completely cover the windshield and the front door openings with a drop cloth.

32. Deploy each deployment loop one at a time.

33. Stretch out all of the deployment harness wires on the left and right side of the vehicle to their full length.

34. Place a power source, 12 volt minimum/2 amp minimum, such as a vehicle battery, near the shorted end of the harnesses.

35. Separate one set of wires and touch the wire ends to the power source in order to deploy the seat belt pretensioners.

36. Disconnect the deployment harness from the power source and twist the wire ends together.

37. Continue the same process with the remaining deployment harnesses that are available.

38. Remove the drop cloth from the vehicle.

39. Disconnect all harnesses from the vehicle.

40. Discard the harnesses.

41. Scrap the vehicle in the same manner as a non-SIR equipped vehicle.

42. If one or more of the seat belt pretensioners did not deploy, perform the following steps to remove the undeployed seat belt pretensioner from the vehicle, refer to Seat Belt

Retractor Pretensioner Replacement - Front.

43. Call the Technical Assistance Group for further assistance.

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