Ford And Lincoln Restraints Wiring
The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Ford and Lincoln position on this subject.
Per the I-CAR course Collision Repair For Ford and Lincoln Vehicles (FOR05): "Refer to Ford service information regarding SRS system wiring and connectors. Ford Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 05-18-7 (August 29, 2005), states that if restraints connectors or wiring are contained in:
- a stand-alone harness, do not repair them. Replace the restraints harness unless directed to repair the circuit by a TSB or other Ford publication.
- the main vehicle wiring harnesses, they should be repaired using the solder and heat-shrink repair procedures in this TSB. The General Wire Terminal Repair Kit contains gold-plated terminated pigtails (with white insulation) and dual-wall heat-shrink tubing to perform these repairs. Loaded wiring pigtail kits with goldplated terminals are also available in the parts catalog."
For information on Ford and Lincoln replacement and inspection items after a restraints deployment, go to the OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search
For all of Ford's and Lincoln's service information, go to: www.motorcraftservice.com