In this guide, you will learn how to change the airbag control module on Mazda vehicles.

The video was recorded in 2016 Mazda3 but owners of other Mazda models such as Mazda 5, 6, CX-5, CX9, Miata, CX-3, RX8 will find this guide helpful. 

Follow these instructions to learn how to remove the airbag module on Mazda vehicles model years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

In most Mazda vehicles the airbag module is located under the center console.

What you will need

  • Ratchet
  • Screwdriver
  • Metric Socket

Instructions

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.how to remove mazda airbag control unit
  2. Remove the center console trim. It can be lifted up. It is simply held in place with tabs. You need to be careful so that you don't damage the plastic trim.remove center consol to access mazda airbag unitNow you should be able to locate the airbag module. Disconnect the electrical cables that may be on your way. In the 2016 Mazda3, the hand brake lever needs to be loosened up so that we can get to the air bag module bolts.how to replace mazda airbag srs unit
  3. Remove the bolts from the emergency handbrake. These are 12 mm bolts. Note that certain models may not require you to remove the emergency handbrake handle. mazda airbag module replacement instruction
  4. Remove three bolts that hold the airbag module in place. These are 10 mm bolts. diy guide mazda airbag module replacement
  5. Unplug and remove your Mazda airbag module. Watch the video below on how to perform this step.

Repairing Mazda Airbag Module

If your Mazda is involved in an accident crash codes will get stored in the airbag module. Those codes can not be cleared with an airbag scanner. The dealer will recommend that the airbag module needs to be replaced.

A chepaer alternative is to remove the airbag module from the vehicle and send it to a specialist to reset the module to original settings. 

You can find third party vendors that will reset your Mazda airbag module on sites like eBay. 

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Bought a Mazda 3 with salvage title and couldn't get the airbag light to turn off. Luckily I found this article and was able to remove my airbag control module and send it to a company to clear crash data. Evening works perfect now. Thanks for the video.

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Mazda Airbag Module Replacement Instructions In this guide, you will learn how to change the airbag control module on Mazda vehicles. The video was recorded in 2016 Mazda3 but owners of other Mazda models such as Mazda 5, 6, CX-5, CX9, Miata, CX-3, RX8 will find this guide helpful.