DaveOC, so the words "The dealer must examine the seat" means the bottom seat cover must be removed in order to see which condition exists? Correct?
So this would tell me the steps above would tell the dealer which part to order. Now they put the seat back together as when you arrived, send you home, and you wait for the dealer to call to schedule a return for the actual work to be performed. My questions, just so I understand what to expect of the sequence of events.
So . . . before I can answer this, I'll need to talk to my dealer service manager, there is a grey area where the seat mat can be "damaged" but be intact enough to still pass the "put an adult in the seat and see if it registers the airbag is on" test, at least according to Robotech.
So . . . I don't have an answer to your question, but I'll stop this afternoon while I'm out and ask.
I now have the dealer procedure document available to me, so here goes my paraphrase of the document.
Step 1: With the vehicle ignition key in the "on" position, have an adult weighing at least 150 lbs. occupy the passenger seat. Observe the passenger airbag telltale. It should change from "off" to "on". If the passenger airbag telltale indicates that the airbag is on
, proceed to the part of the instructions that deal with installation of the adhesive backed reinforcement strip. If the passenger airbag telltale indicates that the airbag is NOT on
, proceed to the part of the instructions that deal with the replacement of the inflatable restraint passenger presence module in addition to performing the installation of the reinforcement strip.
At this point, they should know which parts to order, and the seat cover has not been removed. In order to do either repair, the seat cover needs to be removed.
4 Retainer - Seat Cover #10121502
1 Reinforcement - Passenger Presence Sensor #84447742
1 (if required) Module - Passenger Presence #19124219
My comment: The diagnostic part of this does not require visual examination of the sensor mat, and is done with the seat cover on. The only question is whether the dealer needs to order the the sensor mat as well as the reinforcement strip. The mats are not coming with the reinforcement strip pre-assembled.
The document is 8 pages long and mostly deals with the replacement of the passenger presence module.
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