Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Curtain Airbag Module

A: REMOVAL

1. SEDAN MODEL

CAUTION: Refer to "CAUTION" of "General Description" before handling the airbag module. <Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

1) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

2) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

3) Remove the roof trim. <Ref. to EI-131, SEDAN MODEL, REMOVAL, Roof Trim.>

4) Remove the curtain airbag module assembly.

CAUTION:

  1. Remove all bolts and clips, and remove the curtain airbag module assembly.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

  1. Disconnect the curtain airbag module connector.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

2. OUTBACK MODEL

CAUTION: Refer to "CAUTION" of "General Description" before handling the airbag module. <Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

1) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

2) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

3) Remove the roof trim. <Ref. to EI-145, OUTBACK MODEL, REMOVAL, Roof Trim.>

4) Remove the curtain airbag module assembly.

CAUTION:

  1. Remove all bolts and clips, and remove the curtain airbag module assembly.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

  1. Disconnect the curtain airbag module connector.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1) Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: 7.5 N*m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb)

Airbag Control Module

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION:

1) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

CAUTION: Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

NOTE: For a model with power seat, remove the console box assembly before disconnecting the battery ground cable.

2) Remove the console front cover assembly.

1. Remove the shift knob.

2. Release the clips and claws, then pull up the console front cover assembly.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

NOTE: Turn over the front center pocket mat (a) and pull up the console front cover from the slit.

3. Disconnect the harness connector and remove the console front cover assembly.

1. Remove the select lever knob.

  1. Lower the cover grip AT.
  2. Remove the clamp grip pin, then remove the select lever knob.

2. Release the clips and claws, then pull up the console front cover assembly.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

NOTE: Turn over the front center pocket mat (a) and pull up the console front cover from the slit.

3. Disconnect the harness connector and remove the console front cover assembly.

3) Remove the left and right console front side cover assembly.

  1. Remove the screws and release the clips (A) to (D) in order.
  2. Remove the console front side cover assembly by pulling it up.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

4) Remove the console box assembly.

  1. Move the seat forward, and remove the bolts after detaching the left and right caps.

NOTE: For a model with power seat, connect the battery ground cable and move the seat. Then, disconnect the battery ground cable again and wait for 60 seconds at least before restarting the work.

  1. Remove the screws, disconnect the harness connector and remove the console box assembly.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

5) Remove the airbag control module.

  1. Disconnect the connector from airbag control module.
  2. Remove the bolt and nuts and remove the airbag control module.

Subaru Outback. Airbag System

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:
Do not reuse the bolt and nut.

Always use new bolts and nuts for them.

1) Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque:
Airbag control module: 25 N*m (2.55 kgf-m, 18.4 ft-lb)
Console box assembly: 6.5 N*m (0.66 kgf-m, 4.8 ft-lb)

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