Replace Mazda Airbag Module

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, and 2017.

The airbag module is under the center console in most Mazda vehicles. Once you remove the center console, you can expose and remove the airbag module.

What you will need

  • Ratchet
  • Screwdriver
  • Metric Socket
  • Airbag Module – Old airbag module can be reset by a specialized auto repair shop.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery to remove mazda airbag control unit
  2. Remove the center console trim. It can be lifted. It is simply held in place with tabs. You need to be careful not to damage the plastic trim.remove center consol to access mazda airbag unit
  3. 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 we can get to the airbag module to replace mazda airbag srs unit
  4. 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.
  5. mazda airbag module replacement instructionRemove three bolts that hold the airbag module in place. These are 10 mm bolts.  
  6. diy guide mazda airbag module replacementUnplug 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.

If you want to save money by resetting the airbag module on your Mazda, check other Repair Guides for your Mazda. Also, check our popular article on how to read codes and diagnose Mazda problems. 


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    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.