Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Deployed Air Bag

WARNING:

Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

Deployed air bag modules are to be disposed of as special waste and must comply with local environmental requirements, if in doubt, contact the Authority for disposal requirements

WARNING:

The storage, transportation, disposal, and/or recycling of air bag module components must be carried out in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations including, but not limited to, those governing building and fire codes, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, and transportation.

Air bag modules removed and deployed by Land Rover service are to be returned to the importer for disposal.

UNDEPLOYED AIR BAG - INOPERATIVE

WARNINGS:

  • Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover or deployment door pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
  • All inoperative air bag modules should be placed on the Mandatory Return List. All discoloured or damaged air bag modules must be treated the same as any inoperative live air bag being returned. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

Remove the inoperative driver air bag module or passenger air bag module. For additional information, refer to: Driver Airbag Module (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation),

Passenger Airbag Module (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation), Driver Lower Airbag Module (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation), Side Air Bag Module (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation), Side Air Curtain Module (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation), Front Safety Belt Buckle (501-20A Seatbelt System, Removal and Installation).

UNDEPLOYED AIR BAG - PREPARATION OF VEHICLE FOR DISPOSAL

NOTE:

Remote Deployment

WARNINGS:

  • Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
  • Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover or deployment door pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
  • Before proceeding, make sure precautions have been taken to warn personnel of a possible loud noise upon activation. Do not allow anybody to approach closer to SRS device than 15 Metres (50 Feet). Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
  • Do not place the driver or passenger air bag module with the trim cover or deployment door facing down, as the forces of the deploying air bag module can cause it to ricochet and cause personal injury. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
  1. Remove any loose debris from around air bag module. Make sure that no flammable liquids are present.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Disconnect the air bag module electrical connector.
  4. Connect the special tool adaptor lead to the air bag module.
  5. Connect the special tool lead to the air bag deployment tool adaptor lead. Pass the special tool lead through the window, close all doors, leave the window with the special tool lead open.
  6. Connect the special tool to a 12V battery.

WARNING:

Make sure all personnel are a minimum of 15 Metres (50 Feet) away from the SRS component. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

WARNING:

Do not handle the deployed air bag module immediately after activation - it may be hot. Allow the air bag module to cool. Cooling air bag modules should be continuously monitored to make sure the heat does not create a fire with spilled liquids or other debris. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

Deploy the air bag module by operating both of the switches on the special tool. If deployment does not occur, disconnect the special tool from the battery and seek advice from Land Rover.

  1. Repeat the procedure for all of the air bag modules in the vehicle.
  2. The vehicle can now be disposed of in the normal manner with the air bag modules installed.

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