OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search


2007 Cadillac CTS

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
3. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
4. Wait 1 minute before working on system.

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

With a front airbag deployment:
• Inflatable restraint instrument panel module [Instrument Panel Airbag], if deployed
• Inflatable restraint steering wheel module [Steering Wheel Airbag], if deployed
• Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) [Airbag Control Module]
• Inflatable restraint front end sensor(s) [Front Airbag Sensor]
• Inflatable restraint side impact modules [Front Seat Airbag], if deployed
• Seat belt pretensioners with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly
• Inflatable restraint passenger presence system (PPS) [Airbag Snsr & Cushion]
• Seat belt system in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult side, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorages. Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in vehicles that have been in a collision as described above. Always replace the entire seat belt system with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes the latch and webbing material.
• Any damaged restraint system part

Sensor Replacement Guidelines:
The SIR/side air bag sensor replacement policy requires replacing sensors [Front Airbag Sensor and/or Side Airbag Sensor] in the area of accident damage. The area of accident damage is defined as the portion of the vehicle which is crushed, bent, or damaged due to a collision. An example of this would be a moderate collision where the front of the vehicle impacts a tree. If the vehicle has an SIR sensor mounted forward of the radiator, it must be replaced.

• Replace the sensor whether or not the air bags have deployed.
• Replace the sensor even if it appears to be undamaged.

CAUTION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in need of replacement are replaced:

Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorages.

Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or damaged components. This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LATCH system components, if any.

Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words "REPLACE" or "CAUTION", or if a yellow tag is visible. Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat caution label is visible.

Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its condition. This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints, LATCH system components, and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers, child restraints and booster seats.

Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in vehicles that have been in a collision as described above. Always replace the entire seat belt system with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes the latch and webbing material.

After a minor collision where no automatic restraint device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn, or otherwise damaged.

With a side airbag deployment:
• Inflatable restraint side impact sensors [Side Airbag Sensor], on the side of the impact
• Inflatable restraint roof rail module [Roof Airbag] (Left/Right), on the side of impact
• Inflatable restraint side impact modules, front seat airbags, if deployed
• Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) [Airbag Control Module]
• SIR sensors [Front Airbag Sensor and/or Side Airbag Sensor] in area of accident damage, regardless of deployment or signs of damage (see policy below)
• Seat belt pretensioners with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly
• Seat belt system in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult side, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorages.
• Any damaged restraint system part

Sensor Replacement Guidelines:
The SIR/side air bag sensor [Side Airbag Sensor] replacement policy requires replacing sensors in the area of accident damage. The area of accident damage is defined as the portion of the vehicle which is crushed, bent, or damaged due to a collision. An example of this would be a moderate collision where the front of the vehicle impacts a tree. If the vehicle has an SIR sensor mounted forward of the radiator, it must be replaced.

• Replace the sensor whether or not the air bags have deployed.
• Replace the sensor even if it appears to be undamaged.


CAUTION: Restraint systems can be damaged in a collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in need of replacement are replaced:

Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorages.

Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or damaged components. This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LATCH system components, if any.

Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words "REPLACE" or "CAUTION", or if a yellow tag is visible. Do not replace a seat belt system if only the child seat caution label is visible.

Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its condition. This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints, LATCH system components, and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers, child restraints and booster seats.

Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in vehicles that have been in a collision as described above. Always replace the entire seat belt system with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes the latch and webbing material.

After a minor collision where no automatic restraint device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn, or otherwise damaged.

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

With a front airbag deployment:
• Steering column
• Instrument panel knee bolsters [Knee Bolster] and mounting points
• Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
• Instrument panel cross car beam [Instrument Pnl Frame]
• Instrument panel mounting points and brackets
• Seats and seat mounting points
• Seat belts not in use during a collision
• Roof and headliner mounting points
• Steering wheel module coil [Clock Spring] and the coil wiring pigtail
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the instrument panel module, steering wheel module, SDM, and seat belt pretensioners
• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check

With a side airbag deployment:
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the SIS and side impact module on the side of impact
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the roof rail module (left/right) [Roof Airbag] on the side of impact
• Steering column
• Instrument panel knee bolsters [Knee Bolster] and mounting points
• Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
• Seat belts not in use during a collision.
• Instrument panel cross car beam [Instrument Pnl Reinforcement]
• Instrument panel mounting points and brackets
• Seats and seat mounting points
• Roof and headliner mounting points
• Steering wheel module coil [Clock Spring] and the coil wiring pigtail
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the instrument panel module [Instrument Pnl Airbag], steering wheel module [Steering Wheel Airbag], SDM [Airbag Control Module], and seat belt pretensioners
• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check

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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