Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2001
Restraints SRS Air Bag System
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Failure to carry out service operations in the correct sequence could cause the airbag system to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious injury.

Further, if a mistake is made in servicing the airbag system, it is possible that the airbag may fail to operate when required.

Before performing servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the following items carefully.

  1. Be sure to proceed airbag related service after approx. 30 seconds or longer from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative (-) terminal cable is disconnected from the battery. The airbag system is equipped with a back-up power source to assure the deployment of airbag when the battery cable is disconnected by an accident. The back-up power is available for approx. 150ms.

  1. When the negative(-) terminal cable is disconnected from the battery, memory of the clock and audio systems will be canceled. So before starting work, make a record of the contents memorized by the audio memory system. When the work is finished, reset the audio system and adjust the clock.

  1. Malfunction symptoms of the airbag system are difficult to confirm, so the diagnostic codes become the most important source of information when troubleshooting.

  1. When troubleshooting the airbag system, always inspect the diagnostic codes before disconnecting the battery.

  1. Never use airbag parts from another vehicle. When replacing pads, replace them with new parts.

  1. Never attempt to disassemble and repair the airbag modules (DAB, PAB), clock spring and wiring in order to reuse them.

  1. If any component of SRS has been dropped, or if there are cracks, dents or other defects in the case, bracket or connector, replace them with new ones.

  1. After work on the airbag system is completed, perform the SRS SRI check.

    The airbag indicator lamp can be interrupted by other circuit fault in some cases. Therefore if the airbag indicator lamp goes on, be sure to erase the DTC codes using Scan Tool just after repairing or replacing the troubled parts including fuse.

  1. Especially in case of welding the body, never fail to disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal.