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Kia Sportage: Side Airbag (SAB) Module | Curtain Airbag (CAB) Module

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Side Airbag (SAB) Module | Curtain Airbag (CAB) Module

Description and Operation

 Description

The Side Airbags (SAB) are installed inside the front seat and protects the driver and passenger from danger when side crash occurs. The SRSCM determines deployment of side airbag by using Side Impact Sensor (SIS) signal.

CAUTION

Never attempt to measure the circuit resistance of the airbag 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

NOTE

The side airbag cannot be disassembled from the seat back assembly, so replace assembly when replacing the side airbag.

1. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

2. Remove the front seat assembly. (Refer to the Body group- Seat)

3. Remove the seat back assembly. (Refer to the Body group- Seat)

Installation

CAUTION

Be sure to install the harness wires not to be pinched or interfered with other parts.

NOTE

  • Do not open the lid of the side airbag cover.
  • Make sure that the airbag assembly cover is installed properly. Improper installation may prevent the proper deployment.

1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle.

2. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes.

3. Install the new seat back assembly.

(Refer to the Body group - Seat)

4. Install the front seat assembly.

(Refer to the Body group - Seat)

5. Recline and slide the front seat forward fully, make sure the harness wires are not pinched of interfering with other parts.

6. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

7. After installing the side airbag (SAB), 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.

Curtain Airbag (CAB) Module

Description and Operation

 Description

Curtain airbags are installed inside the headliner (LH and RH) and protect the driver and passenger from danger when side crash occurs. The SRSCM determines deployment of curtain airbag by using side impact sensor (SIS) signal.

CAUTION

Never attempt to measure the circuit resistance of the airbag module 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 3 minutes before beginning work.

2. Remove the roof trim. (Refer to the Body group- Interior)

3. Disconnect the curtain airbag harness connector (A).

4. After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts remove the curtain airbag.

4. After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts remove the curtain airbag.

Installation

1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle.

2. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes.

3. Tighten the curtain airbag mounting bolts.

Tightening torque: 7.0 ~ 9.0 N.m (0.7 ~ 0.9 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 6.6 lb-ft)

CAUTION

  • Never twist the air bag module when installing it. If the module is twisted, air bag module may operate abnormally.

4. Connect the curtain airbag connector.

5. Install the roof trim. (Refer to the Body group- Interior)

6. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

7. After installing the curtain airbag (CAB), 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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