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Old 04 Jul 2009, 09:57 pm
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Default How to change the right front impact sensor?

Hello,

New here and need some help. After three days of searching on line, I'm giving up and posting this thread. To make a long story short here is the abridged version.

My airbag light is on, the code says that the right front impact sensor is defective. I have the part already, but cannot find where it is. Can someone direct me on how to change this darn sensor? Where it is an all that. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 07:11 am
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HI,

Sorry nobody has replied to your question. I tried searching last night when I first saw your post. Haynes, Chilton, PT parts manual, PT service manual and Google and although I found mention of the part there was no location or illustration to go along with it.

Can you tell me exactly what code you got from the computer?
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 09:51 am
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I can't remember the code number at this moment, but can find it later, the code means that the sensor is only sporadically transmitting to the computer. So the sensor must be replaced.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 02:28 pm
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All I can find is this....

From PTdoityourself.net

"In PT's with side airbag systems, the side impact module is called the Side Impact Airbag Control Module (SIACM). The right side SIACM controls the right seat airbag. The left side SIACM controls the left seat airbag. The SIACM modules cannot be interchanged and are located in the left and right B pillars, which are adjacent to the front seats. They are only found in PT's with the side airbag systems. Each SIACM contains two accelerometers, both accelerometers must agree in order to deploy the seat airbag. In the event of a side impact, the appropriate SIACM will send an electronic signal to its airbag, deploying the airbag. The SIACM communicates with the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) via the PCI data bus circuit.

We have an OE Restraint System guide in the Pit area on the site, which explains the system in detail and includes replacement procedures for all of the modules. However, to complete the installation, you would need a DRB scan tool and Body Diagnostic Procedures manual. Although it is not a difficult installation, there is a matter of safety and liability involved, and we suggest that only qualified trained technicians handle airbag repair. Oddly, many mechanics have little or no formal training. "

So it looks like you're gonna have to take it somewhere.....
btw here is the link...
ptdoityourself.net PTDIY.net - PT Cruiser Technical Library Part Forty Four Q&A 1076 - 1100
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 05:47 pm
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Default Re: How to change the right front impact sensor?

Maybe be a bit out of date, but may help someone in the future.
Having recently had to change these on my 06 pt. due to
Corroded terminals, this thread was the only bit of info I could find
While googling.

The front impact sensors are located either side of the
Radiator, attached with 2x10mm bolts to the chassis legs..
Disconnect battery before removal..!
Remove grill and slam panel, the bolts are accessible without removing radiator etc, although patience is required as these are awkward little blighters!
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 11:09 pm
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Default Re: How to change the right front impact sensor?

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Maybe be a bit out of date, but may help someone in the future.
Having recently had to change these on my 06 pt. due to
Corroded terminals, this thread was the only bit of info I could find
While googling.

The front impact sensors are located either side of the
Radiator, attached with 2x10mm bolts to the chassis legs..
Disconnect battery before removal..!
Remove grill and slam panel, the bolts are accessible without removing radiator etc, although patience is required as these are awkward little blighters!
agreed. I had to do this to my PT when i got it, car had been in fender bender, airbag replaced but they never did the sensor. MAKE sure to disconnect the battery, if not when you plug the sensor back in it may cause your airbags to deploy :-p
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