OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search


2007 Cadillac DTS

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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 Frontal Air Bag Deployment:

• Inflatable restraint steering wheel module [Airbag, Steering Wheel] (If deployed)
• Inflatable restraint instrument panel module [Airbag, Instrument Panel] (If deployed)
• Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) [Module, Airbag Control]
• Inflatable restraint front end sensors
• Inflatable restraint seat belt pretensioners
• 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 or frontal air bag sensors 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.

Warning: Proper operation of the SIR sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment in a collision or deployment for conditions less severe than intended.


With Side Air Bag Deployment:
• Inflatable restraint side impact sensors (SIS), left/right, on the side of the impact
• Inflatable restraint roof rail module, left/right, on the side of the impact (If deployed)
• Inflatable restraint side impact module [Airbag, Front Seat] on the side of impact (If deployed)
• Inflatable restraint SDM
• Inflatable restraint seat belt retractor pretensioners
• 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 or frontal air bag sensors 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.

Warning: Proper operation of the SIR sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment in a collision or deployment for conditions less severe than intended.

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

With Frontal Air Bag Deployment:
• Steering column
• Instrument panel knee bolsters and mounting points
• Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
• Seat belts not in use
• Seats and seat mounting points
• Passenger seat bottom equipped with Passenger Presence System (PPS)
• Steering wheel module coil [Clock Spring] and coil wiring pigtail
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the I/P module [Airbag, Instrument Panel], steering wheel module [Airbag, Steering Wheel], SDM, and pretensioners
• The roof and headliner mounting points
• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check

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.

Warning: Proper operation of the SIR sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment in a collision or deployment for conditions less severe than intended.

With Side Air Bag Deployment:
• Steering column
• Instrument panel knee bolsters and mounting points
• Instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.
• Seat belts not in use
• Seats and seat mounting points
• Passenger seat bottom equipped with Passenger Presence System (PPS)
• Steering wheel module coil [Clock Spring] and coil wiring pigtail
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the SIS
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the roof rail module on the side of impact
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the side impact module on the side of impact
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the SDM and seat belt retractor pretensioners
•The roof and headliner mounting points
• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check

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.

Warning: Proper operation of the SIR sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment in a collision or deployment for conditions less severe than intended.



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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