Honda Accord: Component Replacement/Inspection After
Deployment - SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) - Restraints - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Component Replacement/Inspection After Deployment

NOTE: • Before doing any SRS repairs, check the DTCs (see page 24-36) for the less o b v i o u s deployed components (seat belt t e n s i o n e r s , front impact sensors, side airbag sensors, etc.) • Do not replace the ODS unit unless it is p h y s i c a l ly damaged or a s p e c i f i c fault was found d u r i n g DTC t r o u b l e s h o o t i n g .

• After a v e h i c l e c o l l i s i o n , do the ODS unit o p e r a t i on check (see page 24-41).

• After a v e h i c l e c o l l i s i o n , inspect the front seat active head restraints (see page 20-193).

After a c o l l i s i o n where the seat belt t e n s i o n e r s d e p l o y e d, replace these items:

• SRS unit

• Seat belt tensioners

• Front i m p a c t sensors

After a c o l l i s i o n w h e r e t h e f r o n t airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:

•SRS unit

• Deployed airbag(s)

• Seat belt tensioners

• Front impact sensors

After a c o l l i s i o n w h e r e t h e s i de airbag(s) d e p l o y e d, replace these items:

• SRS unit

• Side impact sensor(s) (first)

• Side impact sensor(s) (second)

• Front seat assembly (Impact side)

After a c o l l i s i o n w h e r e a s i de c u r t a i n airbag has d e p l o y e d , replace t h e i t e m s f o r t h e side(s) t h a t d e p l o y e d:

• SRS unit

• Deployed side c u r t a i n airbag(s)

• Seat belt tensioner(s)

• Side impact sensor(s) (first)

• Side impact sensor(s) (second)

• Rear s a f i n g sensor

• Roof t r im

• A-pillar trim

• B-pillar upper t r im (4-door)

• C-pillar  rim

• Front grab handle

• Rear grab handle (4-door)

• All related t rim clips

• Sunvisor

After a m o d e r a t e t o severe side o r rear c o l l i s i o n , inspect f o r any d a m a g e o n t h e s i de c u r t a i n a i r b a g o r o t h er related components. Replace t h e c o m p o n e n t s as needed.

4-Door A-Pillar Trim

2-Door model is same as shown.


2-Door model is same as shown.

B-Pillar Trim

C-Pillar T r im


C-Pillar T r im

2-Door B-Pillar Upper Trim


2-Door B-Pillar Upper Trim

C-Pillar Trim


C-Pillar Trim

During t h e repair process, inspect these areas:


During t h e repair process, inspect these areas: • Inspect all t h e SRS w i r e harnesses. Replace, d o not repair, a n y d a m a g e d harnesses.

• Inspect t h e cable reel f o r heat damage. If t h e re is a ny damage, replace t h e cable reel.

After t h e v e h i c l e is c o m p l e t e l y repaired, t u r n t h e i g n i t i on s w i t c h t o O N (II). If t h e SRS i n d i c a t o r comes o n f o r about 6 seconds a n d t h e n goes off, t h e SRS is OK. If t he indicator does not f u n c t i o n properly, use t he HDS to read t h e DTC (see page 24-37). If y o u cannot retrieve a code, d o t h e SRS S y m p t o m Troubleshooting.

Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap

To prevent t h e s i de curtain airbag from deploying and damaging t h e pillar trim, the overlap between the headliner and p i l l a r t r im must be less t h e n 8 m m (0.3 i n ).

To check t he o v e r l a p , d o t h i s: 1. Install t h e headliner (A) a n d t h e p i l l a r t r im (B).


3. Remove t h e p i l l a r t r i m , a n d measure t h e headliner


3. Remove t h e p i l l a r t r i m , a n d measure t h e headliner overlap.

• If t h e o v e r l a p is less t h a n 8 m m (0.3 i n ) , r e m o v e t he tape, a n d install t h e pillar t r i m.

• I f t h e o v e r l a p is m o r e t h a n 8 m m (0.3 i n ) , g o t o step 4.

This illustration shows the A-pillar.


This illustration shows the A-pillar.

4. Carefully t r im t h e headliner w i t h a u t i l i t y knife, r e d u c i n g t h e o v e r l a p t o less t h a n 8 m m (0.3 in).

This illustration shows the A-pillar.


This illustration shows the A-pillar.

5. Remove t h e t a p e , a n d install t h e p i l l a r t r i m.

    Symptom Troubleshooting
    SRS indicator does not come on NOTE: 2-door: Before replacing t h e SRS u n i t , check the SRS u n i t software v e r s i o n w i t h t h e HDS. I f t h e software v e r s i o n is not t h e lates ...

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