Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Deployment Outside Vehicle - Steering Wheel Module, Instrument Panel
Module, and Roof Rail Module
Deploy the inflator module outside of the vehicle when the vehicle will be
returned to service. Situations that require deployment outside
of the vehicle include the following:
- Using the SIR diagnostics, you determine that the inflator module is
- The inflator module is cosmetically damaged, scratched, or ripped.
- The inflator module pigtail is damaged.
- The inflator module connector is damaged.
- The inflator module connector terminals are damaged.
Deployment and disposal of a malfunctioning inflator module is subject to any
required retention period.
Warning: Refer to SIR Inflator Module Disposal Warning in the Preface
- Turn OFF the ignition.
Warning: Refer to SIR Inflator Module Handling and Storage Warning
in the Preface section.
- Remove the inflator module.
- Clear a space on the ground about 1.85 m (6 ft) in diameter for
deployment of the inflator module or deployment fixture. If possible,
use a paved, outdoor location free of activity. Otherwise, use a space free
of activity on the shop floor. Ensure you have sufficient ventilation.
- Clear the area of loose or flammable objects.
Note: Dual stage deployments are only used in steering wheel and
instrument panel air bag modules. If stage 1 was used to de
dual stage inflator module, stage 2 may still be active. If disposal of a dual
stage module is required, both deployment loops mu
energized to deploy the air bag.
- If you are deploying a steering wheel inflator module, place the
inflator module in the center of the space with the vinyl trim co
facing up and away from the surface.
- When deploying an instrument panel air bag module, perform the following
6.1. Place the EL-39401-B fixture in the center of the cleared area.
6.2. Fill the deployment fixture with water or sand.
6.3. Using the proper nuts and bolts, mount the instrument panel air bag module
(1) to the deployment fixture (2), with the vinyl trim facing up.
6.4. Securely tighten all fasteners that hold the instrument panel air bag
module (1) to the deployment fixture (2).
- When deploying a roof rail module, perform the following instructions:
7.1. Place the EL-39401-B fixture (3) in the center of the cleared area.
7.2. Fill the deployment fixture with water or sand to provide sufficient
stabilization of fixture during deployment.
7.3. Adjust and secure the fixture arms (4) to the deployment fixture (3), using
the proper nuts and bolts.
7.4. Attach the roof rail module in the deployment fixture and securely tighten
- Inspect the EL-38826 harness and the appropriate pigtail adapter (2) for
damage. Replace as needed.
- Short the 2 SIR deployment harness leads (1) together using one banana
plug seated into the other.
- Connect the appropriate pigtail adapter (2) to the SIR deployment
- Extend the SIR deployment harness and adapter to the full length from
the deployment fixture or area.
Note: On a dual stage inflator module, both connectors must be
attached to the deployment harness adapter. This will ensure that
both stage 1 and stage 2 of the deployment loops are energized, regardless of
the deployment state.
- Connect the inflator module (1) to the adapter (2) on the SIR deployment
- The rapid expansion of gas involved with deploying an inflator module
is very loud. Notify all the people in the immediate area
that you intend to deploy the inflator module.
- When the inflator module deploys, the deployment fixture may jump
about 30 cm (1 ft) vertically. This is a normal reaction of
the inflator module due to the force of the rapid expansion of gas inside
the inflator module.
- If you are deploying a dual stage inflator module with stage 1
already deployed, the fixture may not move and the noise may
have been reduced
- Clear the area of people.
- Separate the 2 banana plugs on the SIR deployment harness that were
shorted together earlier in the procedure.
- Place a 12 V minimum/2A minimum power source, such as a vehicle battery,
near the shorted end of the harness.
- Connect the SIR deployment harness wires to the power source. Deployment
of the Inflator module will occur when contact is made.
- Disconnect the SIR deployment harness from the power source after the
inflator module deploys.
- If the inflator module did not deploy, disconnect the adapter and
discontinue the procedure and contact the Technical Assistance
If deployment was successful, proceed to the following steps.
Warning: Refer to SIR Deployed Inflator Modules Are Hot Warning in
the Preface section.
- Seat one banana plug into the other in order to short the deployment
- Put on a pair of shop gloves.
- Disconnect the pigtail adapter from the inflator module as soon as
- Inspect the pigtail adapter and the SIR deployment harness. Replace as
- Dispose of the deployed inflator module through normal refuse channels.
- Wash your hands with a mild soap.
EL-38826 SIR Deployment Harness
EL-39401-B SIR Deployment Fixture
For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.
Live and Undeployed Inflator Module
Warning: Refer to ...
Deploy the inflator modules inside of the vehicle when destroying the vehicle
or when salvaging the vehicle for parts. This includes, but is
not limited to, the following situations:
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