Mazda Airbag Module Replacement Instructions

DIY Cost: $0-$250
Est. Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy
This guide provides instructions on 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

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 unit Now 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 airbag 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 cheaper alternative is to remove the airbag module from the vehicle and send it to a specialist to reset the module to its original settings. 

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


Was this helpful?
We would love to hear from you. Send us tips on how to improve this article.
Send us message if you have any car questions.

Tip!
Check out more guides for the following vehicle.
Mazda Airbag Module Replacement Instructions 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.