Airbag Disposal

Airbag Disposal

Deploying Airbags in the Vehicle


Special Tools Required
Deployment tool (  07HAZ-SG00500)
 



Before scrapping any airbags, side airbags, side curtain airbags, seat belt tensioners, or right side seat belt outer lap tensioner (including those in a whole vehicle to be scrapped), the part(s) must be deployed. If the vehicle is still within the warranty period, the Honda Service Manager must give approval and/or special instruction before deploying the part(s). Only after the part(s) have been deployed (as the result of vehicle collision, for example), can they be scrapped.
If the parts appear intact (not deployed), treat them with extreme caution. Follow this procedure.

If an SRS equipped vehicle is to be entirely scrapped, its airbags, side airbags, side curtain airbags, seat belt tensioners, and right side seat belt outer lap tensioner should be deployed while still in the vehicle. These parts should not be considered as salvageable parts and should never be installed in another vehicle.

1.Turn the ignition switch OFF, then disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes.

2.Confirm that each airbag, side airbag, side curtain airbag, seat belt tensioner, or right side seat belt outer lap tensioner is securely mounted.

3.Confirm that the special tool is functioning properly by following the check procedure on the tool label.

Driver's Airbag


4.Remove the access panel (A) from the steering wheel then disconnect the driver's airbag 4P connector (B) from the cable reel.

 

Front Passenger's Airbag


5.Remove the glove box, then disconnect the front passenger's airbag 4P connector (A) from the dashboard wire harness.

 

Side Airbag


6.Disconnect the side airbag 2P connector (A) from the floor wire harness.

 

Side Curtain Airbag


7.Disconnect the floor wire harness 2P connectors (A) from the side curtain airbag connector.

 

Seat Belt Tensioner


8.Disconnect the floor wire harness 4P connector (A) from the seat belt tensioner. Pull the seat belt out all the way and cut it.

 

Seat Belt Outer Lap Tensioner


9.Disconnect the floor wire harness 2P connector (A) from the seat belt outer lap tensioner.

 

10.Cut off each connector, and strip the ends of the wires. Twist each pair of unlike colored wires together, and clip an alligator clip (A) from the deployment tool to each pair. Place the deployment tool at least 10 meters (30 feet) away from the vehicle.

NOTE: The driver's and front passenger's airbags have dual inflators. Twist each pair of unlike colored wires together, and clip an alligator clip to each pair.

 

 

11.Connect a 12 volt battery to the tool.

  • If the green light on the tool comes on, the igniter circuit is defective and cannot deploy the component. Go to Disposal of Damaged Components.
  • If the red light on the tool comes on, the component is ready to be deployed.

12.Push the tool's deployment switch. The airbags and tensioners should deploy (deployment is both highly audible and visible: a loud noise and rapid inflation of the bag, followed by slow deflation).

  • If the components deploy and the green light on the tool comes on, continue with this procedure.
  • If a component does not deploy, yet the green light comes ON, its igniter is defective. Go to Disposal of Damaged Components.
  • During deployment the airbag can become hot enough to burn you. Wait 30 minutes after deployment before touching the airbag.

13.Dispose of the complete airbag. No part of it can be reused. Place it in a sturdy plastic bag (A), and seal it securely. Dispose of the deployed airbag according to your local regulations.

 

Deploying Components Out of the Vehicle


If an intact airbag or tensioner has been removed from a scrapped vehicle, or has been found defective or damaged during transit, storage, or service, it should be deployed as follows:

 

1.Confirm that the special tool is functioning properly by following the check procedure on this page or on the tool label.

2.Position the airbag face up, outdoors, on flat ground, at least 10 meters (30 feet) from any obstacles or people.

3.Follow 10 through 13 of the Deploying Airbags in the Vehicle.

Disposal of Damaged Components


1.If installed in a vehicle, follow the removal procedure for the driver's airbag, front passenger's airbag, side airbag, side curtain airbag, seat belt tensioner, and right side seat belt outer lap tensioner.

2.In all cases, make a short circuit by cutting, stripping, and twisting together the two inflator wires.

3.Package the component in exactly the same packaging that the new replacement part came in.

4.Mark the outside of the box ‘‘DAMAGED AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,'' ‘‘DAMAGED SIDE AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,'' ‘‘DAMAGED SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,'' ‘‘DAMAGED SEAT BELT TENSIONER NOT DEPLOYED,'' ‘‘DAMAGED SEAT BELT OUTER LAP TENSIONER NOT DEPLOYED'' so it does not get confused with your parts stock.

5.Contact your Honda Service Manager for instructions on how and where to return it for disposal.

Deployment Tool Check


1.Connect the yellow clips to both switch protector handles on the tool; connect the tool to a battery.

2.Push the operation switch: green means the tool is OK; red means the tool is faulty.

3.Disconnect the yellow clips from the battery.