Check out the roof airbag gas inflator locations on this 2009 Nissan 350 Z. This isn’t the only vehicle out there with inflators in this area. We are getting better at pulling interior trim to locate hazards in the pillars and roof rails but what about in the roof?
One of the roof removal work around techniques for avoiding airbag components and advanced steels is what many call the “total sunroof”. In this evolution rescuers use a saws-all or circular saw to cut along the roof rail from the windshield header to the cross member above the back windshield. You would definitely run into the roof inflators preforming that task on this vehicle.
Remember to pull interior EVERYWHERE you are going to cut or crush