AIR BAG MODULE AND PRE-TENSIONER SEAT BELT DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURES


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Warning
• A live (undeployed) air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt may accidentally operate (deploy) when it is disposed of and cause serious injury. Do not dispose of a live (undeployed) air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt. If the SSTs (Deployment tool and Adapter harness) are not available, consult the nearest Mazda representative for assistance.
Caution
• Deploying the air bag modules and pre-tensioner seat belts inside the vehicle may cause damage to the vehicle interior. When the vehicle is not to be scrapped, always deploy the air bag modules and pre-tensioner seat belts outside the vehicle.

• If the vehicle is to be scrapped, or when disposing of any air bag modules or pre-tensioner seat belts, operate (deploy) them inside the vehicle by following the deployment procedure below and using the SST (Deployment tool).

• When disposing of a operated (deployed) air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt, refer to "AIR BAG MODULE AND PRE-TENSIONER SEAT BELT DISPOSAL PROCEDURES".

Deployment Procedure for Inside of Vehicle

1. Inspect the SST (Deployment tool). (See INSPECTION OF SST (DEPLOYMENT TOOL).)

2. Move the vehicle to an open space, away from strong winds, and close all of the vehicle doors and windows.

3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

4. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 1 min or more.

5. Follow the procedure below for operating (deploying) the applicable air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt.

Driver-side air bag module

Warning
• The driver-side air bag module is a dual inflator type. If one inflator is forced to operate (deploy), the other may operate (deploy) accidentally. To prevent injury while disposing of the air bag module, make sure to operate (deploy) both driver-side air bag module inflators simultaneously, following the procedure below.
Note
• The SSTs, two types of adapter harnesses (for inflators No.1 and No.2) and two deployment tools are to be used to operate (deploy) the driver-side air bag module.

1. Remove the driver-side air bag module.

(See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Connect the SSTs (Adapter harness) to the driver-side air bag module as shown in the figure.

3. Install the driver-side air bag module. (See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Connect the SSTs (Deployment tool) to the SSTs (Adapter harness).

5. Connect both SSTs (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

6. Verify that the red lamp on both SSTs (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

7. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

8. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) connected with 49 L066 002 (a yellow connector) of the SST (Adapter harness), and after 3 s, press the activation switch on the other SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the air bag module (both inflators).

Warning
• Verify that air bag module operation (explosive) sound occurs twice. If no operation (explosive) sound was heard or a single operation (explosive) sound was heard, both inflators would not have operated (deployed) properly. This may cause serious injury because the air bag module may operate (deploy) accidentally. If the two operation (explosive) sounds are not heard, perform Step 8 again. In case that the two operation (explosive) sounds in total are not verified even though Step 8 is performed again, leave the air bag module alone for 30 min or more before getting near it again.
• The air bag module is very hot immediately after it is operated (deployed). You can get burned. Do not touch the air bag module for at least 15 min after deployment.

9. Disconnect the SSTs (Deployment tool) from the SSTs (Adapter harness).

Passenger-side air bag module

Warning
• The passenger-side air bag module is a dual inflator type. If one inflator is forced to operate (deploy), the other may operate (deploy) accidentally. To prevent injury while disposing of the air bag module, make sure to operate (deploy) both passenger-side air bag module inflators simultaneously, following the procedure below.
Note
• The SSTs, two types of adapter harnesses (for inflators No.1 and No.2) and two deployment tools are to be used to operate (deploy) the passenger-side air bag module.

1. Remove the glove compartment. (See GLOVE COMPARTMENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Disconnect the passenger-side air bag module connector.

3. Connect the SSTs (Adapter harness) to the passenger-side air bag module as shown in the figure.

4. Connect the SSTs (Deployment tool) to the SSTs (Adapter harness).

5. Connect both SSTs (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

6. Verify that the red lamp on both SSTs (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

7. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

8. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) connected with 49 L066 002 (a yellow connector) of the SST (Adapter harness), and after 3 s, press the activation switch on the other SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the air bag module (both inflators).

Warning
• Verify that air bag module operation (explosive) sound occurs twice. If no operation (explosive) sound was heard or a single operation (explosive) sound was heard, both inflators would not have operated (deployed) properly. This may cause serious injury because the air bag module may operate (deploy) accidentally. If the two operation (explosive) sounds are not heard, perform Step 8 again. In case that the two operation (explosive) sounds in total are not verified even though Step 8 is performed again, leave the air bag module alone for 30 min or more before getting near it again.
• The air bag module is very hot immediately after it is operated (deployed). You can be burned. Do not touch the air bag module for at least 15 min after deployment.

9. Disconnect the SSTs (Deployment tool) from the SSTs (Adapter harness).

Side air bag module

1. Disconnect the side air bag module connector.

2. Connect the SST (Adapter harness) to the side air bag module as shown in the figure.

3. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

4. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

5. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

6. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

7. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the side air bag module.

Curtain air bag module

1. Remove the tire house trim.

(See TIRE HOUSE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Disconnect the curtain air bag module connector.

3. Connect the SST (Adapter harness) to the curtain air bag module as shown in the figure.

4. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

5. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

6. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

7. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

8. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the curtain air bag module.

Pre-tensioner seat belt

1. Remove the rear door lower trim.

(See REAR DOOR LOWER TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Remove the pre-tensioner seat belt and connect the SST (Adapter harness) as shown in the figure. (See FRONT SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Install the pre-tensioner seat belt.

4. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

5. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

6. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

7. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

8. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the pre-tensioner seat belt.

Deployment Procedure for Outside of Vehicle

1. Inspect the SST (Deployment tool).

(See INSPECTION OF SST (DEPLOYMENT TOOL).)

2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 1 min or more.

4. Follow the procedure below for operating (deploying) the applicable air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt.

Driver-side air bag module

Warning
• The driver-side air bag module is a dual inflator type. If one inflator is forced to operate (deploy), the other may operate (deploy) accidentally. To prevent injury while disposing of the air bag module, make sure to operate (deploy) both driver-side air bag module inflators simultaneously, following the procedure below.

1. Remove the driver-side air bag module.

(See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Connect the SSTs (Adapter harness) to the driver-side air bag module as shown in the figure.

3. Place the driver-side air bag module on the center of the tire wheel with the padded surface facing up. To secure the air bag module to the tire wheel, wrap a wire (cross section 1.25 mm2 {0.002 in2} or more) through the wheel and the bolt installation holes of the air bag module at least 4 times.

Warning
• If the air bag module is not properly installed to the tire wheel, serious injury may occur when the module is operated (deployed). When installing the air bag module to the tire wheel, make sure the padded surface is facing up.

4. Stack three tires without wheels on top of the tire with the driver-side air bag module, and then stack another tire with a wheel on the very top.

5. Secure the tires with wire.

6. Connect the SSTs (Deployment tool) to the SSTs (Adapter harness).

7. Connect both SSTs (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

8. Verify that the red lamp on both SSTs (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

9. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

10. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) connected with 49 L066 002 (a yellow connector) of the SST (Adapter harness), and after 3 s, press the activation switch on the other SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the air bag module (both inflators).

Warning
• Verify that air bag module operation (explosive) sound occurs twice. If no operation (explosive) sound was heard or a single operation (explosive) sound was heard, both inflators would not have operated (deployed) properly. This may cause serious injury because the air bag module may operate (deploy) accidentally. If the two operation (explosive) sounds are not heard, perform Step 10 again. In case that the two operation (explosive) sounds in total are not verified even though Step 10 is performed again, leave the air bag module alone for 30 min or more before getting near it again.
• The air bag module is very hot immediately after it is operated (deployed). You can be burned. Do not touch the air bag module for at least 15 min after deployment.

11. Disconnect the SSTs (Deployment tool) from the SSTs (Adapter harness).

Passenger-side air bag module

Warning
• The passenger-side air bag module is a dual inflator type. If one inflator is forced to operate (deploy), the other may operate (deploy) accidentally. To prevent injury while disposing of the air bag module, make sure to operate (deploy) both passenger-side air bag module inflators simultaneously, following the procedure below.

1. Remove the passenger-side air bag module.

(See PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Install the bolts to the passenger-side air bag module.

3. Connect the SSTs (Adapter harness) to the passenger-side air bag module as shown in the figure.

4. Place the padded surface of the passenger-side air bag module facing the center of the tire as shown in the figure. To secure the air bag module to the tire wheel, wrap a wire (cross section 1.25 mm2 {0.002 in2} or more) through the tire and around the bolts at least 4 times.

Warning
• If the air bag module is not properly installed to the tire, serious injury may occur when the module is operated (deployed). When installing the air bag module to the tire, make sure the padded surface is facing the center of the tire.

5. Stack the tire with the passenger-side air bag module on top of two tires without wheels. Stack a tire without a wheel on top of the tire with the passenger-side air bag module, and then stack another tire with a wheel on the very top.

6. Secure the tires with wire.

7. Connect the SSTs (Deployment tool) to the SSTs (Adapter harness).

8. Connect both SSTs (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

9. Verify that the red lamp on both SSTs (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

10. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

11. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) connected with 49 L066 002 (a yellow connector) of the SST (Adapter harness), and after 3 s, press the activation switch on the other SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the air bag module (both inflators).

Warning
• Verify that air bag module operation (explosive) sound occurs twice. If no operation (explosive) sound was heard or a single operation (explosive) sound was heard, both inflators would not have operated (deployed) properly. This may cause serious injury because the air bag module may operate (deploy) accidentally. If the two operation (explosive) sounds are not heard, perform Step 11 again. In case that the two operation (explosive) sounds in total are not verified even though Step 11 is performed again, leave the air bag module alone for 30 min or more before getting near it again.
• The air bag module is very hot immediately after it is operated (deployed). You can be burned. Do not touch the air bag module for at least 15 min after deployment.

12. Disconnect the SSTs (Deployment tool) from the SSTs (Adapter harness).

Side air bag module

1. Remove the side air bag module.

(See SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Connect the SST (Adapter harness) to the side air bag module as shown in the figure.

3. Place the padded surface of the side air bag module facing the center of the tire as shown in the figure. To secure the air bag module to the tire wheel, wrap a wire (cross section 1.25 mm2 {0.002 in2} or more) through the tire and around the brackets at least 4 times.

Warning
• If the air bag module is not properly installed to the tire, serious injury may occur when the module is operated (deployed). When installing the air bag module to the tire, make sure the padded surface is facing the center of the tire.

4. Stack the tire with the side air bag module on top of two tires without wheels. Stack a tire without a wheel on top of the tire with the side air bag module, and then stack another tire with a wheel on the very top.

5. Secure the tires with wire.

6. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

7. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

8. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

9. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

10. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the side air bag module.

Curtain air bag module

1. Remove the curtain air bag module.

(See CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Secure the curtain air bag module in a vise, and cut off the deployment section, as shown in the figure.

Warning
• Be sure not to crush the pipe on the side where it is cut. If it is crushed completely, the interior pressure of the pipe will build up and can cause it to explode during air bag module operation (deployment).

3. Secure the curtain air bag module to the tire, by wrapping a wire (cross section 1.25 mm2 {0.002 in2} or more) through the tire and the bolt installation holes at least 4 times as shown in the figure.

Warning
• If the air bag module is not properly installed to the tire, serious injury may occur when the module is operated (deployed). Make sure to install the air bag module securely.

4. Connect the SST (Adapter harness) to the curtain air bag module as shown in the figure.

5. Stack the tire with the curtain air bag module on top of two tires without wheels. Stack a tire without a wheel on top of the tire with the curtain air bag module, and then stack another tire with a wheel on the very top.

6. Secure the tires with wire.

7. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

8. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

9. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

10. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

11. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the curtain air bag module.

Pre-tensioner seat belt

1. Remove the pre-tensioner seat belt.

(See FRONT SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

Warning
• If the pre-tensioner seat belt is not properly installed to the tire, serious injury may occur when the pre-tensioner part is operated (deployed). When installing the pre-tensioner seat belt to the tire, make sure the pre-tensioner part is inside the tire.

2. Connect the SST (Adapter harness) to the pre-tensioner seat belt as shown in the figure.

3. Put the pre-tensioner seat belt inside the tire and secure it to the tire by wrapping a wire (cross section 1.25 mm2 {0.002 in2} or more) through the tire and the bolt installation holes at least 4 times.

4. Stack the tire with the pre-tensioner seat belt on top of two tires without wheels. Stack a tire without a wheel on top of the tire with the pre-tensioner seat belt, and then stack another tire with a wheel on the very top.

5. Secure the tires with wire.

6. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the SST (Adapter harness).

7. Connect the SST (Deployment tool) to the battery. Connect the power supply red clip to the positive battery terminal, and the black clip to the negative battery terminal.

8. Verify that the red lamp on the SST (Deployment tool) is illuminated.

9. Verify that all persons are standing at least 6 m {20 ft} away from the vehicle.

10. Press the activation switch on the SST (Deployment tool) to operate (deploy) the pre-tensioner seat belt.