FRONT IMPACT SENSORS
There are two front impact sensors (Fig. 21), one
on the left, and one on the right front sides of the
vehicle. These sensors are mounted remotely from
the impact sensor that is internal to the Occupant
Restraint Controller (ORC). The right and left front
and side impact sensors are identical in construction
and calibration and each front impact sensor is
secured with two screws. The front impact sensors
are secured with two screws to the outboard sides of
the right and left front rail tips.
The impact sensor housing has an integral connec-
tor and two mounting ears, each with a metal sleeve
to provide crush protection. A cavity in the center of
the molded black plastic impact sensor housing con-
tains the electronic circuitry of the sensor which
includes an electronic communication chip and an
electronic impact sensor. Potting material fills the
cavity to seal and protect the internal electronic cir-
cuitry and components. The front impact sensors are
each connected to the vehicle electrical system
through the headlamp to dash wire harness.
The front impact sensors cannot be repaired or
adjusted and, if damaged or faulty, they must be
replaced. If a front impact sensor is faulty, only the
sensor needs to be replaced. If the sensor is damaged
or faulty, or if proper tightening torque of the screws
that secure the sensor to the bracket cannot be
achieved, the sensor and bracket must be replaced.
Refer to the proper body diagnostic information for
diagnosis and testing.
Fig. 21 FRONT IMPACT SENSOR
FRONT IMPACT SENSOR
The right and left front impact sensors are
mounted identically on the front rail tips.
(1) Open hood, disconnect and isolate the battery
WARNING: Wait two minutes for the airbag system
reserve capacitor to discharge before beginning
any airbag system or component service. Failure to
do so may result in accidental airbag deployment,
personal injury or death.
(3) Hoist vehicle.
(4) Disconnect electrical connector (Fig. 24).
(5) Remove the two screws attaching front impact
sensor to outer rails (Fig. 24).
FRONT IMPACT SENSOR
(1) Position sensor in vehicle (Fig. 24).
(2) Install the two retaining screws to the impact
sensor (Fig. 24). Torque screws to 7 N´m (62 in. lbs.).
(3) Connect electrical connector (Fig. 24).
(4) Lower vehicle from hoist.
WARNING: Do not connect the battery negative
cable (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/RESTRAINTS -
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - AIRBAG SYSTEM). Per-
sonal injury or death may result if the system test
is not performed first.
(5) Verify vehicle and system operation.
(6) Close hood.