What is a restraint control module?

What is a restraint control module?

A restraint control module is used to control air bag deployment in the event of a collision. Restraint control modules are powered by the vehicle battery in either the “run” or “start” ignition switch positions.

Where is the restraint control module?

In most cars it is under the center console that is between the two front seats, or center of the dash on the floor. In most GM cars it is under the driver or passenger seat.

Do you have to replace airbag module?

It is not necessary to replace your airbag control module unless it has been in water flood or fire damage. Send your original module to us for reset and save hundreds!

Can I remove an airbag control module?

Steps to remove airbag control module In most GM cars it is under the driver or passenger seat. Disconnect the positive battery cable and wait 3 min. You are now safe to unplug the airbag control module harness wiring plugs.

Can you drive without airbag module?

While a vehicle can still run without an airbag module, it is strongly recommended that drivers do not operate the vehicle without it being installed—unless an emergency situation arises and there is no other option.

How much does it cost to replace an airbag module?

If the airbag control module needs replacing, expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $1,200 for a new one.

What happens if you remove an airbag module?

With the module disconnected you may now take it completely out. Most cars will start and drive without the airbag module although a few models will not. Usually starting the vehicle without the airbag module will not affect other vehicle systems and it may be driven for repair or loading / unloading purposes.

Do airbags have a fuse?

The airbag in your vehicle likely a fuse but the fuse does not activate the air bags. Additionally, if your service airbag lights are on, your entire system will be inoperative.