I am replacing my air bags in this car , is there a module for them I cannot fint the air bag module if there is even one , the ecm is under the ash tray and lighter that I know , but I know on some cars you either have to replace or reset the module for the air bags , I have heard you do not have to replace it or but how do u get the air bag light out on this car , so I can get the new bags in so I do not make them deploy in the process. andy help , also where and which one is the fuse for the passenger side headlight ,I replaced both headlights and all bulbs are new and checked , I do not have the book on this car , thanks
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Re: 2001 corolla air bag replacement ,
If you are replacing the air bags, you should replace the front left and right crash sensors, the spiral cable under the steering wheel, AND the center air bag sensor, which is in front of the console. If your car has seat-belt pretensioners and force limiters, you may have to replace them also. You will know this if the seat belts are "locked up". If you do not replace all of the parts, you may get a air-bag code, and the air bags may not deploy next time.
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It means that the air bag diagnostic module has registered a problem in the system...either a bad impact sensor, bad air bag module, bad clock spring, bad pre tentioner....something in the system is not as it should be. You need to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic computer that can talk to the air bag processor to find out what the problem is.
Yes!!! You can replace it yourself.(Dont let others fool you into paying extra or telling you otherwise.)
-This is for pontiac grand ams 1999-2005 only.
-There are no frontal airbag impact sensors nor are there belt tensioners.
-The SRS system consists of only the (driver airbag) ,(passanger airbag),and the (airbag control module) in 1999-2005 grand ams.
If you crash/wrecked and airbags deployed you will need.
-Driver and Passanger airbags
-Airbag control module
You can buy cheap airbags from a local junkyard any year from 1999-2005 will fit.
You can also find an airbag control module for cheap at your local junk yard BUT YOU MUST FIND ONE WITH THE SAME (PART NO.) AND (SERV NO.) AS THE ONE YOUR REPLACING.The (part no.) and (serv no.) should be at top left of airbag control module.However it does (Not) have to match numbers under barcode or the numbers at the far bottom right of airbag control module.
After you get both airbags and airbag module
-Disconnect car Battery
-Replace airbag module (under passanger seat)
-Double check all connections and connect battery.
Congradulations!Your airbags should be back online.
Notes: Two torx 35 head screws hold the driver airbag, access is through two holes behind steering column.
To remove passanger airbag you have to remove glovebox it uses (7mm)screws.After you remove you will see a pair of (10mm)screws holding airbag.
To remove airbag control module First remove passanger seat 2(15mm).Then after removing you will notice a raises area kinda like a vertical bump.Take a razor blade to your carpet and cut it to explose the module underneath.
The airbag module is held by three screws depending on the year of your car it varies.Most likely 3 (10mm).
AIR BAG (SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM) General Information
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is designed to work in conjunction with the standard three-point safety belts to reduce injury in a head-on collision.
WARNING The SRS can actually cause physical injury or death if the safety belts are not used, or if the manufacturer's warnings are not followed. The manufacturer's warnings can be found in your owner's manual, or, in some cases, on your sun visors.
Depending on your vehicle, the SRS may be comprised of some or all of the following components:
Driver's side air bag module
Passenger's side air bag module
Air bag diagnostic monitor computer
Left and right-hand radiator primary crash air bag sensor and bracket
Center cowl safing rear air bag sensor and bracket
Left-hand kick panel safing rear air bag sensor and brackets
Air bag warning indicator
Tone generator (internal to the air bag diagnostic monitor)
Air bag Electronic Crash Sensor (ECS)
The sensors in the car are designed to detect a severe frontal impact. When at least one of the primary crash sensors and the center cowl safing rear air bag sensor close at the same time, electric current flows to the inflator and ignites the chemicals.
The chemicals burn rapidly in the metal container. This burning produces nitrogen gas and small amounts of dust, both the gas and dust are cooled and filtered during the air bag(s) inflation.
The air bag(s) split the trim covers open while inflating. The air bag(s) then rapidly unfold and inflate in front of the driver or passenger.
After the air bag(s) have inflated, the gas escapes through holes in the bag(s) and the they will deflate.
you should only have to place the front crash sensor and both air bags and you may have to replace the clock spring behind the steering wheel it usually breaks after an impact i would recommend you have a qualified technician do this work
take it to another dealer, in most cases its just a poor connection, poor contact in one of the pin connectors, air bag wiring is very sensative,one poor pin connection does not allways mean that the harness needs to be replaced, it sounds like they dont want to take the time to pinpoint the problem.