Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Front passenger air bag module

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION: • Before servicing, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

• Do not use air tools or electric tools for servicing.

• Always work from the side of air bag module. Do not work from the front of it.

• Always place air bag module with pad side facing upward.

• Do not use old bolts after removal; replace with new bolts.

• Do not cause impact to the air bag module by dropping etc. Replace the air bag module if it has been dropped or sustained an impact. 1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.

2. Remove the glove box assembly. IP-12, "Removal and Installation".

3. Disconnect both front passenger air bag module connectors (1).

Vehicle front.

NOTE: The figure shows installed condition of the front passenger air bag module. (Lower view of the module installed without glove box in place.)

4. Remove front passenger air bag module bolt (A).

5. Remove the remaining instrument panel from the vehicle. Refer to IP-12, "Removal and Installation".

6. Remove the front passenger air bag module screws (A).

Vehicle front.

7. Rotate the front passenger air bag module and release the rear side hooks (1) from the instrument panel.

8. Remove the front passenger air bag module from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION - ORIGINAL PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE

Installation is in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • Be careful not to damage the harness while installing.

• After the work is completed, make sure no system malfunction is detected by air bag warning lamp.

• In case a malfunction is detected by the air bag warning lamp, reset with the self-diagnosis function and delete the memory by CONSULT−III.

• If a malfunction is still detected after the above operation, perform self-diagnosis to repair malfunctions.

Refer to SRC-12, "SRS Operation Check".

INSTALLATION - SERVICE REPLACEMENT PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE

1. Install front passenger air bag module to the instrument panel assembly.

2. Install the instrument panel assembly. Refer to IP-12, "Removal and Installation".

3. Connect the front passenger air bag module harness connector to yellow 4-pin service replacement connector and fasten to mounting bracket.

Wiring Harness Modification

The front passenger air bag module originally installed in the vehicle uses direct-connect style harness connectors.

Service replacement passenger air bag modules use tab-locking style harness connectors. If the front passenger air bag module is replaced, or if the direct-connect harness connectors are damaged, the vehicle wiring harness must be modified to allow connection of the service replacement front passenger air bag module.

NOTE: The wiring harness modification is to be performed only if the vehicle is equipped with the original front passenger air bag module which uses direct-connect harness connectors. If the front passenger air bag module is to be replaced in a vehicle that has already had the service replacement front passenger air bag module installed, the wiring harness modification is not required.

1. Locate the yellow and orange direct-connect front passenger air bag module harness connectors.

2. Use wire cutters to cut back both previously used direct-connect front passenger air bag module harness connectors from the vehicle wiring harness approximately 50 mm (1.9 in) from the connectors.

3. Remove approximately 150 mm (5.9 in) of the vehicle harness covering from the cut end.

4. Slide a piece of dual-wall heat shrink tubing (provided in the passenger air bag module service kit) onto each wire of the previously used vehicle wiring harness.

5. Fold each wire back and insert into the end of the heat shrink tubing so that the end of the wire is approximately centered in the heat shrink tubing.

6. Use a heat gun to shrink the heat shrink tubing and seal the wire.

7. Use electrical tape to secure the modified circuits to the outside of the wiring harness.

8. Locate the front passenger air bag module service replacement connector that is taped back to the main harness. Unwrap the tape to access the yellow service replacement connector and remove the dust cover from the connector.

9. Connect service connector to front passenger air bag module.

10. Clip to service connector clipping point.

• After the work is completed, perform self-diagnosis to check that no malfunction is detected. Refer to SRC- 12, "SRS Operation Check".

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