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Kia Sportage: Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module

Description and Operation

 Description

The passenger airbag (PAB) is installed inside the crash pad and protects the front passenger in the event of a frontal crash. The SRS CM determines if and when to deploy the PAB.

CAUTION

Never attempt to measure the circuit resistance of the air bag module (squib) even if you are using the specified tester. If the circuit resistance is measured with a tester, accidental airbag deployment will result in serious personal injury.

Components and Components Location

 Components

Repair procedures

Repair procedures

Removal

1. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work.

2. Remove the crash pad garnish. (Refer to the Body group - crash pad).

3. Disconnect the passenger airbag connector and remove the PAB mounting bolt.

4. Remove the crash pad. (Refer to the Body group - crash pad).

4. Remove the crash pad. (Refer to the Body group - crash pad).

NOTE

Replace the crash pad which is damaged while PAB is deployed.

5. Remove the heater duct from the crash pad.

6. Remove the mounting nuts (4EA) from the crash pad. Then remove the passenger airbag.

CAUTION

The removed airbag module should be stored in a clean, dry place with the airbag cushion up.

Installation

1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle.

2. Disconnect the battery negative cable from battery and wait for at least thee minutes before beginning work.

3. Place a passenger airbag on the crash pad and tighten the passenger airbag mounting bolts.

Tightening torque: 5.9 ~ 6.9 N.m (0.6 ~ 0.7 kgf.m, 4.3 ~ 5.1 lb-ft)

4. Install the heater duct to the crash pad.

4. Install the heater duct to the crash pad.

5. Install the crash pad. (Refer to the Body group- crash pad)

6. Tighten the passenger airbag mounting bolt

Tightening torque: 18.6 ~ 26.5 N.m (1.9 ~ 2.7 kgf.m, 13.7 ~ 19.2 lb-ft)

7. Connect the passenger airbag harness connector to the SRS main harness connector.

8. Reinstall the crash pad garnish. (Refer to the Body group - crash pad)

9. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

10. After installing the passenger airbag (PAB), confirm proper system operation:

  1. Turn the ignition switch ON; the SRS indicator light should be turned on for about six seconds and then go off.

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