Deployment Inside Vehicle – Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Deploy the inflator modules 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:

• The vehicle has completed all useful life.

• Irreparable damage occurred to the vehicle in a non-deployment type accident.

• Irreparable damage occurred 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.

CAUTION: When deploying a SIR component for disposal, perform the

deployment procedures in the order listed. Failure to observe the procedures in the order listed may result in personal injury.

1. Lower the driver and passenger windows.

2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the ignition key.

3. Check that all inflator modules which will be deployed are mounted securely.

• Driver inflator module is secured to the steering wheel.

• Passenger inflator module is secured to the instrument panel.

• Left roof rail inflator module is secured to the left roof rail.

• Right roof rail inflator module is secured to the right roof rail.

4. Put on safety glasses.

5. Remove all loose objects from the front seats.

CAUTION: A deployed dual stage inflator module will look the same whether one or both stages were used, always assume a deployed dual stage inflator module has an active stage 2. Improper handling or servicing can activate the inflator module and cause personal injury.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 72: Locating Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

6. Disconnect the steering wheel module yellow connector (1) from vehicle harness yellow connector (2).

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 73: Stripping SIR Wires Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

IMPORTANT: If the vehicle is equipped with dual stage air bags the steering wheel module and I/P module will each have 4 wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views for determining high and low circuits.

7. Cut the yellow harness connector out of the vehicle, leaving at least 16 cm (6 in) of wire at the connector.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 74: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

9. Cut two 6.1 m (20 ft) deployment wires from a 0.8 mm (18 gage) or thicker multi-strand wire. Use these wires to fabricate the driver deployment harness.

10. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires.

11. 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 inflator module.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 75: Twisting Connector Wire Leads (High Circuits) To Deployment Harness Wire

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

12. Twist together the 2 connector wire leads from the high circuits from both stages of the steering wheel module, to one set of deployment wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views in order to determine the correct circuits.

13. Inspect that the 3-wire connection is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 76: Bending Twisted Connection Flat Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

14. Bend flat the twisted connection.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 77: Insulating Connection With Electrical Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

15. Secure and insulate the 3-wire connection to the deployment harness using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 78: Twisting Connector Wire Leads (Low Circuits) To Deployment Harness Wire

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

16. Twist together the 2 connector wire leads from the low circuits from both stages of the steering wheel module, to one set of deployment wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views in order to determine the correct circuits.

17. Inspect that the 3-wire connection is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 79: Bending Twisted Connection Flat Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 80: Insulating Connection With Electrical Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

19. Secure and insulate the 3-wire connection to the deployment harness using electrical tape.

20. Connect the deployment harness to the connector on the steering wheel module.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 81: Routing The Deployment Harness Out Of The Vehicle’s Driver Side Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 82: Locating Roof Rail Module Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 83: Identifying Proper Stripping Of Connection Wire Leads Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 84: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

25. 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 to fabricate the roof rail air bag deployment harness.

26. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires.

27. Twist together one end from each of the wires in order to short the wires.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 85: View Of Proper Twisting Of Connector Wire Lead To Deployment Wire Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 86: Bending Twisted Connection Flat & Insulating With Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

29. Bend flat the twisted connection.

30. Secure and insulate the connection using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 87: Taping Remaining Connector Wire Lead To Remaining Deployment Wire Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

32. Connect the deployment harness to the yellow connector of the roof rail module.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 88: Routing The Deployment Harness Out Of The Vehicle’s Driver Side Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 89: View Of I/P Module Yellow Harness Connector & Vehicle Harness Connector

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

34. Disconnect the I/P module yellow harness connector (1) from the vehicle harness connector (2).

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 90: Stripping SIR Wires Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

IMPORTANT: If the vehicle is equipped with dual stage air bags the steering wheel module and I/P module will each have 4 wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views for determining high and low circuits.

35. Cut the yellow harness connector out of the vehicle, leaving at least 16 cm (6 in) of wire at the connector.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 91: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

37. 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 to fabricate the passenger deployment harness.

38. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires.

39. Twist together one end from each of the wires in order to short the wires.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 92: Twisting Connector Wire Leads (High Circuits) To Deployment Harness Wire

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

40. Twist together the 2 connector wire leads from the high circuits from both stages of the I/P module to one set of deployment wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views in order to determine the correct circuits.

41. Inspect that the 3-wire connection is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 93: Bending Twisted Connection Flat Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

42. Bend flat the twisted connection.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 94: Insulating Connection With Electrical Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

43. Secure and insulate the 3-wire connection to the deployment harness using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 95: Twisting Connector Wire Leads (Low Circuits) To Deployment Harness Wire

Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

44. Twist together the 2 connector wire leads from the low circuits from both stages of the I/P module to one set of deployment wires. Refer to SIR Connector End Views in order to determine the correct circuits.

45. Inspect that the 3-wire connection is secure.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 96: Bending Twisted Connection Flat Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

46. Bend flat the twisted connection.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 97: Insulating Connection With Electrical Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

47. Secure and insulate the 3-wire connection to the deployment harness using electrical tape.

48. Connect the deployment harness to the I/P module in-line connector.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 98: Routing The Deployment Harness Out Of The Vehicle’s Passenger Side Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

49. Route the deployment harness out of the passenger side of the vehicle.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 99: Locating Roof Rail Module Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 100: Identifying Proper Stripping Of Connection Wire Leads Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 101: Fabricating 20 Ft. Deployment Harness Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

53. 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 to fabricate the roof rail module deployment harness.

54. Strip 13 mm (0.5 in) of insulation from both ends of the wires.

55. Twist together one end from each of the wires in order to short the wires.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 102: View Of Proper Twisting Of Connector Wire Lead To Deployment Wire Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 103: Bending Twisted Connection Flat & Insulating With Tape Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

57. Bend flat the twisted connection.

58. Secure and insulate the connection using electrical tape.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 104: Taping Remaining Connector Wire Lead To Remaining Deployment Wire Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

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

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 105: Locating Roof Rail Module Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 106: Routing The Deployment Harness Out Of The Vehicle’s Passenger Side Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

61. Route the deployment harness out of the passenger side of the vehicle.

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

63. Stretch to the full length all of the deployment harness wires on the right side of the vehicle.

64. Deploy each deployment loop one at a time.

65. Place a power source, 12 V minimum/2 A minimum, such as a vehicle battery, near the shorted end of the harnesses.

66. Separate one set of wires and touch the wire ends to the power source in order to deploy the selected inflator module.

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

68. Continue the same process with the remaining deployment harnesses.

Deployment Inside Vehicle - Vehicle Scrapping Procedure

Fig. 107: Routing The Deployment Harness Out Of The Vehicle’s Driver Side Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

69. Stretch to the full length all of the deployment harness wires on the left side of the vehicle.

70. Deploy each deployment loop one at a time.

71. Place a power source, 12 V minimum/2 A minimum, such as a vehicle battery, near the shorted end of the harnesses.

72. Separate one set of wires and touch the wires ends to the power source in order to deploy the selected inflator modules.

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

74. Continue the same process with the remaining deployment harnesses.

75. Remove the drop cloth from the vehicle.

76. Disconnect all harnesses from the vehicle.

77. Discard the harnesses.

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

79. If one or all of the inflator modules did not deploy, perform the following steps to remove the undeployed modules from the vehicle:

• Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Replacement

• Inflatable Restraint Instrument Panel Module Replacement

• Roof Side Rail Inflatable Restraint Module Replacement - Front

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