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
- Metric Socket
- Airbag Module – A specialized auto repair shop can reset the old airbag module.
- Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
- Remove the center console trim. It can be lifted. It is held in place with tabs. You need to be careful not to damage the plastic trim.
- 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 bolts.
- Remove the bolts from the emergency handbrake. These are 12 mm bolts. Note that specific models may not require removing the emergency handbrake handle.
- Remove three bolts that hold the airbag module in place. These are 10 mm bolts.
- Unplug and remove your Mazda airbag module. Watch the video below on how to perform this step.
Repairing Mazda Airbag Module
Crash codes will be stored in the airbag module if your Mazda is involved in an accident. 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 it to its original settings.
You can find third-party vendors that will reset your Mazda airbag module.
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