Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Side air bag (satellite) sensor

Removal and Installation

Nissan Maxima. SIDE AIR BAG (SATELLITE) SENSOR

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.
  • Replace the satellite sensor of deployed SRS front side air bag and deployed SRS side curtain air bag.
  • Do not cause impact to the side air bag (satellite) sensor by dropping etc. Replace the side air bag (satellite) sensor 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 front seat belt retractor. Refer to SB-6, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Disconnect the harness connector from the side air bag (satellite) sensor slide double locking. Refer to SRC-9, "SRS Component Connectors".

Nissan Maxima. SIDE AIR BAG (SATELLITE) SENSOR

  1. Remove the nuts (A), then remove side air bag (satellite) sensor (2) from center pillar (1) studs.
    : Front
    (3): Side air bag (satellite) sensor slide double locking harness connector.

Nissan Maxima. SIDE AIR BAG (SATELLITE) SENSOR

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

  • Do not use old nuts after removal; replace with new nuts.
  • Be careful not to damage the satellite sensor harness.
  • 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 by 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".

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