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2021 Dodge RAM 3500/4500/5500 Crew Cab & CC

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

WARNING: To avoid potential physical injury or damage to sensitive electronic circuits and systems, always disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable and the positive cable, then ground the positive cable to discharge the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) capacitor before performing any welding operations on the vehicle.

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable.
2. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes before performing further diagnosis or service.

REV: 05/2021

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

If the driver airbag is deployed:
• Driver AirBag (DAB) [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Clockspring
• Steering column including the intermediate shaft and coupler
• Both outboard front seat belt retractor and tensioner assemblies
• All other seat belt retractors and buckles in use must be replaced

If the passenger airbag is deployed:
• Passenger AirBag (PAB) [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Instrument panel trim cover
• PAB wire harness or connector

If a seat airbag is deployed:
• Seat AirBag (SAB) (also known as pelvic and thoracic airbags) (deployed side) [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Seat back frame (deployed side)
• Seat back foam (deployed side)
• Seat back trim cover (deployed side)
• Side impact sensors on the same side of the vehicle as the deployed airbag
• Both outboard front seat belt retractor and tensioner assemblies
• All other seat belt retractors and buckles in use must be replaced

If a seat belt tensioner is deployed:
• All seat belt tensioners must be replaced if any airbag in the vehicle has been deployed.

If a side curtain airbag is deployed:
Side curtain airbag (also known as Side AirBag Inflatable Curtains/SABIC) (deployed side) [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Headliner
• Upper A, B and C-pillar trim (deployed side)
• Side impact sensors on the same side of the vehicle as the deployed airbag
• Both outboard front seat belt retractor and tensioner assemblies
• All other seat belt retractors and buckles in use must be replaced

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

Following ANY major vehicle impact damage in the vicinity of an impact sensor or the ORC • It is critical that the mounting surfaces and mounting brackets for the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), front impact sensors and side impact sensors located within the proximity of the impact damage be closely inspected and restored to their original conditions. [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT; AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]

• If the driver airbag has been deployed, front impact sensors and the steering wheel must be inspected
• Lower anchors and tether for children (LATCH)
• Inspect all trim panels
• If a side curtain airbag is deployed • For vehicles with an optional sunroof, the sunroof and the sunroof drain tubes and hoses must also be inspected.

• All other vehicle components should be closely inspected following any SRS component deployment, but are to be replaced only as required by the extent of the visible damage incurred

SQUIB CIRCUIT WIRING REPAIRS:
There are two methods by which an airbag or seat belt tensioner may be connected to the vehicle electrical
system.
1) The first method involves a short pigtail harness and connector insulator that are integral to the airbag or tensioner unit and are replaced as a unit with the service replacement airbag or seat belt tensioner unit.
2) The second method involves a wire harness takeout and connector insulator (squib circuits) that are connected directly to the air bag or tensioner initiator. The heat created by the initiator during an airbag or tensioner deployment will cause collateral damage to a directly connected wire harness take out and connector insulator. Therefore, these direct-connect type take outs and connector insulators must be repaired following an airbag or seat belt tensioner deployment.

Additional Information


*This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently to ensure the most up-to-date information. The following charts were developed in cooperation with AudaExplore, a Solera company. The contents are based on the information available at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.


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