Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Front passenger air bag module

Removal and Installation

CAUTION:

  • Before servicing, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least 3 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 cause impact to the air bag module by dropping etc. Replace the air bag module if it has been dropped or sustained an impact.

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least 3 minutes. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".
  2. Remove the glove box assembly. Refer to IP-20, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Disconnect the harness connector (A) from the front passenger air bag module. NOTE: The figure shows installed condition of the front passenger air bag module without glove box in place.
  4. Remove front passenger air bag module bolt (B) from steering member (1).
  5. Remove the remaining instrument panel from the vehicle. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation".

Nissan Maxima. FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE

Front passenger air bag module bolt (B) : 22.3 N*m (2.3 kg-m, 16 inlb)

  1. Remove the front passenger air bag module screws (A).
    : Front

Nissan Maxima. FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE

  1. Release the upper and lower front passenger air bag module tabs (A) from instrument panel and pad assembly (1).
  2. Rotate and lift the front passenger air bag module away from the instrument panel, then remove.

Nissan Maxima. FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE

INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

  • Do not use old bolts after removal; replace with new bolts.
  • 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.
  • If a malfunction is still detected after the above operation, perform self-diagnosis to repair malfunctions.

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

  1. Install front passenger air bag module to the instrument panel assembly.
  2. Install the instrument panel assembly. Refer to IP-19, "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.
    Spiral cable

    Side curtain air bag module