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2007 Ford Explorer

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

Warning! To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag SRS components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting, or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors or RCM, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least 1 minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).


1. Turn all vehicle accessories OFF.
2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
3. At the Smart Junction Box (SJB), located below the LH side of the instrument panel, remove the cover and the RCM fuse 17 (10A) from the SJB. For additional information, refer to the Wiring Diagram Manual.
4. Turn the ignition ON and visually monitor the air bag indicator for at least 30 seconds. The air bag indicator will remain lit continuously (no flashing) if the correct RCM fuse has been removed. If the airbag indicator does not remain lit continuously, remove the correct RCM fuse before proceeding.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
6. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).
7. Wait at least 1 minute.

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

For a front airbag deployment:

• Drivers Air Bag Module (If Deployed)
• Passengers Air Bag Module (If Deployed)

• Clockspring (when the driver air bag module has deployed)
• Restraints control module (RCM)
• All impact sensors
• Any damaged or defective restraint system part
• Deployed Driver safety belt systems (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be installed if the vehicle is involved in a collision that results in deployment of the driver safety belt pretensioners
• Deployed Passenger safety belt systems (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be installed if the vehicle is involved in a collision that results in deployment of the Passenger safety belt pretensioners

For a seat side and safety canopy module deployment:
• Drivers side Air Bag Module (If Deployed)
• Passengers side Air Bag Module (If Deployed)
• Drivers side roof airbag (If Deployed)
• Passengers side roof airbag (If Deployed)
• Headliner
• A-, B-, C• and D-pillar upper trim panels and attaching hardware, always use new torque-prevailing type J-nuts when installing the safety canopy in the vehicle
• Restraints control module (RCM)
• All impact sensors
• Any damaged or defective restraint system part

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

• Steering column
• Instrument panel knee bolsters and mounting points
• Instrument panel braces and brackets
• Instrument panel and mounting points
• Restraints control module bracket and surrounding sheet metal
• Supplemental restraint system (SRS) wiring, wiring harnesses and connectors
• Seats and seat mounting points
• Front seat backrest trim covers installed on seats equipped with seat side air bags cannot be repaired
• All airbag impact sensor brackets and surrounding sheet metal
• Seatbelt Retractors, Buckles,
Belt tension sensor (BTS) (if equipped)
Front safety belt buckle support assemblies (slide bar) (if equipped)
Safety belt shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped), Child safety seat tether bracket assemblies
Automatic locking retractor (ALR) feature for child safety seats (passenger seating positions only)
• Safety belt attaching areas
• Inspect the roofline for any damage

• When a vehicle has been involved in a collision and the Occupant Classification System Module (OCSM) has DTC B1231/B1193:00 stored in memory, the repair of the OCS system is to include the following procedures for the specified system:
For rail-type OCS system, inspect the passenger side floorpan for damage and repair as necessary. Install new OCS system rails. Do not install a new OCSM unless DTC B1231 cannot be cleared.
For weight sensor bolt-type OCS system, inspect the passenger side floorpan for damage and repair as necessary. Install a new seat track with OCS system weight sensor bolts. DTC must be cleared from the OCSM before carrying out Occupant Classification Sensor (OCS) System Reset. Do not install a new OCSM unless DTC B1231/B1193:00 cannot be cleared.
NOTE: Most bladder-type OCSM do not store a DTC B1231 in memory after deployment. The DTC B1231 is stored only by the RCM.

For bladder-type OCS system, inspect for damage and repair as necessary. If installation of an OCS system component is required, an OCS system service kit must be installed.

• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by the restraint diagnostic checks

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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