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Diagnostic Simulator, Restraint System
418-F470 or equivalent


Diagnostic Simulator, Restraint System
418-F468 or equivalent


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. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: Carry a live side air bag module with the air bag and tear seam pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: Do not set a live side air bag module down on the cover tear seam. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

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 afterward. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

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

WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.

* Refer to the appropriate vehicle shop manual to determine location of the front air bag sensors.

* The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.

* To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped). Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

NOTE: Restraint system diagnostic tools must be installed under the seats in the side air bag to floor connector.

NOTE: Diagnostics or repairs are not to be carried out on a side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) with the seat in the vehicle. Prior to attempting to diagnose/repair the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) the seat must be removed from the vehicle and the restraint system diagnostic tool must be installed in side air bag connector at the floor connector. The restraint system diagnostic tool must be removed prior to operating the vehicle.

NOTE: Diagnostics may be carried out on seat systems other than the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) (climate controlled, heated, power seat track) with the seat installed in the vehicle as long as the restraint system diagnostic tool is installed under the seat in the side air bag to floor connector.

NOTE: After diagnosing/repairing a seat system the restraint system diagnostic tool must be removed before operating the vehicle.

NOTE: A repair is made by installing a new part only. If a new part is installed and the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and carry out the diagnostic procedure again.

NOTE: If a side air bag deployment took place, a new seatback pad, trim cover, and side air bag module must be installed. A new seatback frame should be installed if necessary.

All vehicles


1) Position the front seats forward.

2) Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.
Vehicles with side air bag

3) Disconnect the driver side air bag module electrical connector.



4) Connect the special tool to the driver side air bag module body harness electrical connector.



All vehicles

5) Disconnect the driver safety belt pretensioner electrical connector.



6) Connect the special tool to the driver safety belt pretensioner body harness electrical connector.



7) Disconnect the passenger safety belt pretensioner electrical connector.



8) Connect the special tool to the passenger safety belt pretensioner body harness electrical connector.



Vehicles with side air bag

9) Disconnect the passenger side air bag module electrical connector.



10) Connect the special tool to the passenger side air bag module body harness electrical connector.



All vehicles

11) Lower the glove compartment.
* Press the locking tabs.

12) Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.



13) Connect the special tool to the instrument panel harness side of the passenger air bag module electrical connector.



14) Lower the driver air bag connector access cover.



15) Disconnect the driver air bag module electrical connector.



16) Connect the special tool to the steering column harness side of the driver air bag module electrical connector.



17) Connect the battery ground cable.

18) Prove out the air bag system. See the 2001-2004 Air Bag system "prove out" thread.

19) Remove the seat track to floor nuts.



20) Position the driver seat rearward.

21) If equipped with power seats, disconnect the negative battery cable.

22) CAUTION: Use care when handling the seat and track assembly. Dropping the assembly or sitting on a seat not secured in the vehicle may result in damaged components.

Remove the driver seat.
* Remove the seat track to floor bolts.
* Remove the driver seat.
* If equipped with a power seat, disconnect the electrical connector.



Installation

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. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: Carry a live side air bag module with the air bag and tear seam pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: Do not set a live side air bag module down on the cover tear seam. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

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 afterward. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

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

WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.

Refer to the appropriate vehicle shop manual to determine location of the front air bag sensors.

The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.

To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped). Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

NOTE: Restraint system diagnostic tools must be installed under the seats in the side air bag to floor connector.

NOTE: Diagnostics or repairs are not to be carried out on a side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) with the seat in the vehicle. Prior to attempting to diagnose/repair the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) the seat must be removed from the vehicle and the restraint system diagnostic tool must be installed in side air bag connector at the floor connector. The restraint system diagnostic tool must be removed prior to operating the vehicle.

NOTE: Diagnostics may be carried out on seat systems other than the side air bag system or a safety belt pretensioner (if equipped) (climate controlled, heated, power seat track) with the seat installed in the vehicle as long as the restraint system diagnostic tool is installed under the seat in the side air bag to floor connector.

NOTE: After diagnosing/repairing a seat system the restraint system diagnostic tool must be removed before operating the vehicle.

NOTE: A repair is made by installing a new part only. If a new part is installed and the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and carry out the diagnostic procedure again.

NOTE: If a side air bag deployment took place, a new seatback pad, trim cover, and side air bag module must be installed. A new seatback frame should be installed if necessary.

All vehicles


1) CAUTION: Use care when handling the seat and track assembly. Dropping the assembly or sitting on a seat not secured in the vehicle may result in damaged components.

Install the driver seat.
* Position the driver seat.
* Install the seat track to floor bolts.
* If equipped with a power seat, connect the electrical connector.



2) If equipped with power seats, connect the battery ground cable.

3) Position the driver seat forward.

4) Install the seat track to floor nuts.



5) If equipped with power seats, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait one minute.

Vehicles with side air bag

6) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool from the driver side air bag module body harness electrical connector.



7) Connect the driver side air bag module electrical connector.

All vehicles

8) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool from the driver safety belt pretensioner body harness electrical connector.



9) Connect the driver safety belt pretensioner electrical connector.



10) Connect the battery ground cable.

11) With the remaining special tools still in place, prove out the air bag system. See the 2001-2004 Air Bag system "prove out" thread.

12) Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.

13) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool from the passenger safety belt pretensioner body harness electrical connector.



14) Connect the passenger safety belt pretensioner electrical connector.



Vehicles with side air bag

15) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool from the passenger side air bag module body harness electrical connector.



16) Connect the passenger side air bag module electrical connector.



All vehicles

17) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool to the instrument panel harness side of the passenger air bag module electrical connector.



18) Connect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.



19) Raise the glove compartment.
* Press the locking tabs.

20) WARNING: The restraint system diagnostic tool is for restraint system service only. Remove from vehicle prior to road use. Failure to remove may result in personal injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.

Remove the special tool from the steering column harness side of the driver air bag module electrical connector.



21) Connect the driver air bag module electrical connector.



22) Install the driver air bag connector access cover.



23) Connect the battery ground cable.

24) Prove out the air bag system. See the 2001-2004 Air Bag system "prove out" thread.
 

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So from what I have gathered this only has to be done as posted for vehicles with side air bags...???...

"2) Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.
Vehicles with side air bag "

Through my VIN I found out I do not have side air bags (Y in position 4 of VIN), so I should be safe in just taking the seat out without following the above procedure.
 

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No, anything after "Vehicles with side air bag" apply only to vehicles with side air bags, until "All vehicles" is written. In that example, steps 3 and 4 apply only to vehicles with side airbags; you still have to disconnect your battery.
 

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hmmm looking at the diagrams you posted. I didnt know seats had netting on the backs. my leather seats have a pocket but I think they used vinyl on that part.
 

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Just wondering if these tools are a requirement in order to remove the seat:

Diagnostic Simulator, Restraint System 418-F470 or equivalent
Diagnostic Simulator, Restraint System 418-F468 or equivalent

I know that I should disconnect the battery and wait 5 minutes or so, but if I remove the electrical connectors underneath the seat and DO NOT use the special tool described above will something bad happen?

P.S.I am only trying to adjust my the track for the seat and ideas for this?
 
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