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I'm going to remove my front seats and replace them with a set that I am going to have reupholstered. Can anyone tell me if there is a procedure for disconnecting the side airbags when removing the seats? I'm getting an identical set with airbags and I don’t want to F anything up during the replacement. Any help or instructions for removing the seats would be much appreciated!
 

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Are you just looking to remove your whole seat track and all and put a whole new seat in ?

If so ...
Special Tool(s) Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS)


software with appropriate hardware, or equivalent scan tool



NOTE: Passenger seat shown, driver seat similar.

NOTE: The seat track-to-floor bolts must be tightened in the sequence described in this procedure.


Item Part Number Description
1 621A44 Safety belt retractor belt anchor bolt cover (part of 62184) (passenger only)
2 W505274 Safety belt retractor belt anchor bolt (passenger only)
3 — Safety belt retractor belt anchor (part of 611B08) (passenger only)
4 — Seat-to-floor bolt cover (4 required)
5 W707858 Seat-to-floor bolts (4 required)
6 — Electrical connectors (part of 14A698)
7 — Front seat assembly

Removal

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: After deployment, the air bag surface can contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, a product of the gas generant combustion that is irritating to the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.

WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, do not use any memory saver devices.

NOTE: If a seat equipped with a SRS component is being serviced, the SRS must be depowered.

NOTE: The air bag warning lamp illuminates when the restraints control module (RCM) fuse is removed and the ignition switch is ON. This is normal operation and does not indicate a SRS fault.

NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

Seats without fold-flat backrest


Remove the head restraint.
Using an appropriate tool, push in the hole while lifting up and release the head restraint from the head restraint guide.
Push in on the head restraint guide release tab and remove the head restraint.

Seats with fold-flat backrest


Fold the seat backrest down to the fold-flat position.
Passenger seat


Remove the safety belt retractor belt anchor bolt cover from the cushion side shield to access the safety belt anchor bolt.
If equipped with power seats, position the passenger seat track downward to access the safety belt retractor anchor bolt.
Remove the bolt and separate the safety belt anchor from the seat.
All seats


Position the seat to gain access to all 4 seat-to-floor bolts.
If equipped with power seats, fully raise the seat to aid seat service.
Depower the supplemental restraint system (SRS). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in the General Procedures portion of Section 501-20B.
Remove the 4 seat track-to-floor bolt covers and bolts.
Lift the seat to disengage to 2 locator pins from the floor and tip the seat to access the electrical connectors.
WARNING: Use care when handling the front passenger seat and track assembly. Dropping the assembly, placing excessive weight on or sitting on a front passenger seat that is not secured in the vehicle may result in damaged seat components. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury or death in a crash.

Disconnect the seat harness electrical connectors and remove the seat.
If equipped, slide and disengage the side air bag module electrical connector locking clip, release the tab and disconnect the side air bag module electrical connector.
CAUTION: Use care when disconnecting the seat harness electrical connector. Excessive force on the assurance lever can break the connector mounting.

Disconnect the seat harness electrical connector.
Release the locking tab and rotate the assurance lever fully to disengage the seat harness electrical connector.
Slightly tip the connector away and disconnect.
Installation

WARNING: Make sure the front passenger seat is correctly installed and fastened to the vehicle. Do not force the alignment to the floorpan mounting holes. If the seat does not align to the floorpan mounting holes, repair the seat or floorpan as needed. Failure to follow these instruction may increase the risk of personal injury or death in a crash.

WARNING: Correct alignment of the occupant classification sensor rails to the seat and floorpan is critical for correct occupant classification sensor system operation. If the vehicle is involved in a collision in which the front passenger seat-to-floorpan mounting area has been damaged, inspect the mounting area for deformation. Make sure the front passenger seat-to-floorpan mounting area is restored to its original condition. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury or death in a crash.

Manual seats


Align both seat track rails to be flush with the rear edge of the seat track base to synchronize.
All seats


Position the seat in the vehicle.
Tip the seat and connect the electrical connectors.
Connect the seat harness electrical connector.
Make sure the electrical connector assurance lever is in the fully released position.
Tip the body harness connector into the seat connector and partially insert.
Rotate the assurance lever while pushing the connectors together until the handle is locked.
If equipped, connect the side air bag module electrical connector, then slide and engage the side air bag electrical connector locking clip.
Align the 2 forward seat mounting locators to the guide holes in the floor and position the seat in place.
Install the seat-to-floor bolts by hand and tighten in the following sequence.
Tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
Tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
Tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
Tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).

Install the 4 seat-to-floor bolt covers.
Make sure the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants after installation.
Repower the SRS. If a passenger seat has been serviced, do not prove out the SRS at this time. For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in the General Procedures portion of Section 501-20B.
Seats without fold-flat backrest


Install the head restraint.
Passenger seat


NOTE: If equipped with power seats, position the passenger seat track downward for safety belt retractor belt anchor and bolt installation.

Position the safety belt retractor belt anchor to the seat and install the bolt.
Tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
Install the safety belt retractor belt anchor bolt cover.
Make sure the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants after installation.
Make sure the safety belt retractor operates without excessive effort or binding.
Carry out the Occupant Classification Sensor (OCS) System Zero Seat Weight Test and prove out the SRS. For additional information, refer to the General Procedures portion of Section 501-20B.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for posting the info. I kind of thought that it might be a pain in the A$$ to switch these out. I don't want to get jacked by the air bag!
 
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