Airbag cover (above glovebox) removal?

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  1. Adieu

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    How do I remove that trim piece intact? Normally I'd just pry along the sides with a vinyl prybar, but wanna make sure I don't mess up or deploy that pesky airbag underneath

    Got paint arriving tomorrow, plan to redo it... it's gotten quite nasty looking (and has been the wrong color ever since I swapped interiors)

    Thx for any input
     
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    Removal and Installation


    WARNING: Always carry a live airbag with the deployment door/trim cover/tear seam pointed away from the body. Do not place a live airbag down with the deployment door/trim cover/tear seam facing down. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

    WARNING: Never probe the electrical connectors on airbag, Safety Canopy or side air curtain assemblies. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these assemblies, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

    NOTICE: Do not install a new passenger air bag module assembly due to a damaged or discolored passenger air bag cover. The passenger air bag cover can be serviced separately from the passenger air bag module assembly. For additional information, refer to Airbag Trim Cover - Passenger See: Airbag Trim Cover - Passenger.

    NOTE: The air bag warning indicator illuminates when the correct Restraints Control Module (RCM) fuse is removed and the ignition is ON.

    NOTE: The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.

    All vehicles




    1. Depower the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering See: Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair\Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in the General Procedures.
    2. Lower the glove compartment door.
    3. Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.
    Expedition vehicles


    1. Remove the 4 passenger air bag trim cover screws.
    All vehicles


    1. Remove the 4 passenger air bag module bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).
    1. Push out on the bottom of the passenger air bag cover to release the bottom trim cover clips from the instrument panel and remove the passenger air bag module.
    2. NOTE: For correct installation, make sure all trim cover clips are fully seated into the instrument panel.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.


    1. Repower the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System). For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering See: Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair\Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in the General Procedures.
     
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    Depowering Procedure

    WARNING: Always wear eye protection when servicing a vehicle. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    WARNING: Never probe the electrical connectors on airbag, Safety Canopy or side air curtain assemblies. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these assemblies, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

    WARNING: Do not handle, move or change the original horizontal mounting position of the restraints control module (RCM) while the RCM is connected and the ignition switch is ON. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of the Safety Canopy and cause serious personal injury or death.

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of accidental deployment, do not use any memory saver devices. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury or death.

    NOTE: The air bag warning indicator illuminates when the correct Restraints Control Module (RCM) fuse is removed and the ignition is ON.

    NOTE: The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.




    1. Turn all vehicle accessories OFF.
    2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    3. At the Smart Junction Box (SJB), located in the RH lower kick panel, remove the cover and the RCM (Restraints Control Module) fuse 32 (10A) from the SJB (Smart Junction Box). For additional information, refer to the Wiring Diagram. See: Diagrams\Electrical
    4. Turn the ignition switch ON and visually monitor the air bag warning indicator for at least 30 seconds. The air bag warning indicator will remain lit continuously (no flashing) if the correct RCM (Restraints Control Module) fuse has been removed. If the air bag warning indicator does not remain lit continuously, remove the correct RCM (Restraints Control Module) fuse before proceeding.
    5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    6. WARNING: Always deplete the backup power supply before repairing or installing any new front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) component and before servicing, removing, installing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side impact sensors or the restraints control module (RCM). Nearby components include doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches. Refer to the Description and Operation portion of Restraints and Safety Systems &/or Air Bag Systems for location of the RCM and impact sensor(s). To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least 1 minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped). Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury or death in the event of an accidental deployment.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 See: Starting and Charging\Battery\Testing and Inspection\Component Tests and General Diagnostics.

    Repowering Procedure


    1. Make sure that all SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) components are connected.
    2. Turn the ignition switch from OFF to ON.
    3. Install RCM (Restraints Control Module) fuse 32 (10A) to the SJB (Smart Junction Box) and close the cover.
    4. WARNING: Make sure no one is in the vehicle and there is nothing blocking or placed in front of any airbag when the battery is connected. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury in the event of an accidental deployment.
    Connect the battery ground cable.


    1. Prove out the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) as follows: Turn the ignition from ON to OFF. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the back to ON and visually monitor the air bag warning indicator with the air bag modules installed. The air bag warning indicator will illuminate continuously for approximately 6 seconds and then turn off. If an SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) fault is present, the air bag warning indicator will:
    - fail to light.
    - remain lit continuously.
    - flash.
    The flashing might not occur until approximately 30 seconds after the ignition has been turned from the OFF to the ON position. This is the time required for the RCM (Restraints Control Module) to complete the testing of the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System). If the air bag warning indicator is inoperative and a SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) fault exists, a chime will sound in a pattern of 5 sets of 5 beeps. If this occurs, the air bag warning indicator and any SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) fault discovered must be diagnosed and repaired.
    Clear all continuous DTCs from the RCM (Restraints Control Module) using a scan tool.
     
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    nevermind
     
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    Does unplugging the battery do anything? Or just provide a failsafe in case you pulled the wrong fuse?
     

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