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post #1 of 6 Old 09-18-2017, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Airbag deployment

Long time listener, first time caller! Had a lovely front end collision on the weekend and the airbags deployed. I've got the bodywork under control but just looking for clarification on the airbag replacement. I've got driver & passenger airbags from the wrecker and am about to order a new clockspring.
Do I need to replace the ACM as well or can I use the old one?
When everything is reconnected can I just reconnect the negative battery or do I need to get the DRB scan tool?
Will the airbag dash light turn off if everything is testing fine?
Don't want to risk deploying the new airbags if I have done something wrong, like not replacing the ACM if I should have! Thanks
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-18-2017, 09:04 AM
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All work on or nearby to airbag components must be done with the battery disconnected. When work is completed, re-connect the battery. The airbag system does a self-test each time the ignition is turned ON. If the are no faults present the airbag light will turn OFF after the testing is succesfully completed.

After 1997-2001 airbag deployment you need to replace; both airbags. the clockspring, and the control module.


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I had to do the same thing last year. I had read several articles saying the control module needed to be replaced. I ordered airbags and a control module but ended up not needing to replace the control module. If a fault is found, the airbag light will stay on. After I repalced everything, I got no light and has been good to go ever since. Luckily I had not needed to do a full fledged usage test of the airbags again.
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-18-2017, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll try without the ACM to begin with, but have it on hand if needed.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-19-2017, 08:14 AM
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I have a 2nd gen. ZJ, but after the airbags deployed, I've only replaced them and the clockspring, no control module. No airbag light after self check.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-24-2017, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Update, I replaced both airbags and the clock spring and everything tested fine. The Airbag light is now off and I didn't need to replace the ACM. Thanks everyone for your advice
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