How to replace an airbag module

How to replace an airbag module

If you have read up on the different things you need to do after an accident, especially if your airbags have deployed, you most likely learned that your SRS airbag module either needed to be completely replaced or simply reset. If you went ahead with the latter option, good for you! The prices at the dealer for a brand new unit are outrageous and it is much more practical—and equally safe—to just have your original module reset. The one thing you may be struggling with, however, is how to replace the SRS airbag module back into your vehicle. For that I am able to help.

Before you begin the re-installation process, make sure all the airbag SRS components such as the air bags, seat belt, clock spring, and impact sensors are initiated and connected properly.

Then, you can begin by disconnecting your battery terminals—negative first and then positive. After that you will be able to bolt down the airbag module into its place.

Once you see that it is secured, connect it to the wire harness and re-attach all the wiring that you disconnected in the initial disassembly process. It is very important that you make sure all wiring from the horn and the radio as well as all the other controls is hooked up properly before you connect the battery again.

You can finally attach the cables back onto your battery once all of these steps have been completed. Connect the positive first, followed by the negative.

If you are reading this and have not yet been involved in an accident, it is great that you learned all of this information beforehand. In the future, if you ever need an airbag module reset, you can simply turn to the company Safety Restore for quality work and an affordable price. Then, you can follow this simple process to re-install the unit back into your vehicle.