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2007 Dodge Nitro

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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. Wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before
performing further diagnosis or service

REV: 08/2011•

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

Any vehicle which is to be returned to use following a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) component deployment must have the deployed restraints replaced.

When Driver Airbag has deployed:
• Driver airbag [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• If the driver airbag has been deployed, the clockspring must be replaced [CLOCK SPRING]
• Steering Column Assembly including Intermediate Shaft/Coupler
• Seat belt tensioners
• All Seat Belt Retractors and Buckles in use

When Passenger Airbag has deployed:
• Passenger airbag [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Passenger Airbag Door
• Seat belt tensioners
• Passenger Airbag wiring harness or connector if available (Must use approved wire crimping tool and splices)

When Side Curtain Airbag has deployed:
• Side curtain airbag [AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Headliner
• Upper A, B, C and D-Pillar Trim on deployed side of vehicle
• All Seat Belt Retractors and Buckles in use

• The seat belt tensioners are deployed in conjunction with the front airbags, but can also be deployed with side curtain airbags. The seat belt tensioners must also be replaced if any front or side curtain airbag has been deployed

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,QTR PANEL]

• If an active head restraint is deployed • Deployed Active Head Restraint (AHR) units that are undamaged are designed with the intention of reuse. However, the deployed AHR units must be properly reset following deployment. (2010 on)
• Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH)
• Inspect all Trim Panels

When Driver Airbag has deployed:
• Steering Wheel

When Passenger Airbag has deployed:
• Instrument Panel

When Side Curtain Airbag has deployed:
• Sunroof
• Sunroof Drain Tubes and Hoses
• Seat Belt Tensioners

• 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:
In addition to the preceding guidelines, be aware that the heat created by the initiator during an airbag or tensioner deployment will cause collateral damage to the connected wiring (squib circuits) and connector insulators. 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. This connection method typically requires no additional wiring repair following a deployment.
2) The second connection method involves a wire harness takeout and connector insulator that are connected
directly to the airbag or tensioner initiator or squib. These direct-connect type take outs and connector insulators MUST be repaired following an airbag or seat belt tensioner deployment using the approved Supplemental Restraint System Wiring
Repairs procedure.

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*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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