Ford And Lincoln Restraints Wiring

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 our contacts at Ford: "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/Lincoln replacement and inspection items after a restraints deployment, go to the OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search.

For additional Ford/Lincoln information, check out the following pages:
Ford OEM Information
Lincoln OEM Information