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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: SIR Service Precautions

General Service Instructions

Warning:

When performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, the SIR system must be disabled. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling . Failure to observe the correct procedure could cause deployment of the SIR components, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs.

Note:

The Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) maintains a reserved energy supply. The reserved energy supply provides deployment power for the SIR air bags. Deployment power may be available for up to 2 minutes after disconnecting the vehicle power. Disabling the SIR system prevents deployment of the SIR air bags from the reserved energy supply.

Note:

The following are general service instructions which must be followed in order to properly repair the vehicle and return it to its original integrity:

  • Do not expose air bags to temperatures above 85?€‰?°C?€‰ (185?€‰?°F)
  • Verify the correct replacement part number. Do not substitute a component from a different vehicle
  • Use only original GM replacement parts available from your authorized GM dealer. Do not use salvaged parts for repairs to the SIR system

Note:

Discard any of the following components if it has been dropped from a height of 80?€‰cm?€‰(15.75?€‰in) or greater:

  • Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module
  • Passenger instrument panel air bag
  • Driver steering wheel air bag
  • Driver steering wheel air bag coil
  • Roof rail air bags
  • Front and /or side impact sensors
  • Seat belt achor and/or retractor pretensioners
  • Front seat side air bag
  • Knee air bag
SIR Identification Views
The SIR Identification Views shown below illustrate the approximate location of all SIR components available for the vehicle. This will assist in determining the appropriate SIR Disabling and Enab ...

Seat Adjustment
Manual Seats Warning: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving. Adjust the driver seat only when the vehicle is not movin ...

Other materials:

Front Bumper Impact Bar Lower Bracket Replacement
Front Bumper Impact Bar Lower Bracket Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper opening cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover Replacement. 1 ...

Fuel Pressure Relief
Special Tools EN-34730-91 Pressure Tester For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Warning: Gasoline or gasoline vapors are highly flammable. A fire could occur if an ignition source is present. Never drain or store gasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due ...

Intake Manifold Replacement
Special Tools EN-34730?E1 Pressure Tester EN-6015 Closure Plugs For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools Removal Procedure Disconnect the battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove the engine sight shield. ...

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