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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:

Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. The height of the head restraint can be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up to raise it. Try to move the head restraint to make sure that it is locked in place. To lower the head restraint, press ...

Air Conditioning (A/C) Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Replacement (LDE/LUW/LWE)
l. Air Conditioning (A/C) Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Air Conditioning Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Procedure Disconnect the air ...

Replacing Engine Gaskets
Gasket Reuse and Applying Sealants Do not reuse any gasket unless specified. Gaskets that can be reused will be identified in the service procedure. Do not apply sealant to any gasket or sealing surface unless called out in the service information. Separating ...

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