KIA Niro: Passenger Airbag (PAB) and Side Airbag (SAB)

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 SRSCM determines if and when to deploy the PAB.

Warning

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.

Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module Components and components location

  1. Passenger Airbag (PAB)

Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning to work.
  2. Remove the main crash pad.

    (Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Main crash pad assembly")

Warning

If the PAB has been deployed, replace the damaged crash pad.

  1. Remove the passenger airbag module (A) after loosening the bolts.

Tightening torque: 3.9 - 5.8 N*m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf*m, 2.8 - 4.3 lb*ft, 34.7 - 52.0 lb*in)

Warning

Warning

Remove the air bag modules are placed so that the airbag cover side facing up

Installation

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal
  2. After installing the airbag module, ensure that the airbag system is operating normally.

Warning

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

Side Airbag (SAB)

Side Airbag (SAB) 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.

Warning

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

Side Airbag (SAB) Module Components and components location

  1. Side Air Bag (SAB)

Side Airbag (SAB) Module Repair procedures

Replacement

  1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

Warning

After disconnecting the cables, wait at least 30 seconds.

  1. Remove the front seat back cover.

    (Refer to Body -"Front seat back cover")

Warning

Improper mounting of the front seat back cover, so interfering with the normal deployment of side airbags and front seat backrest ensure that the cover is well seated.

  1. Loosen the side airbag module nuts and then remove the airbag module (A).

Tightening torque : 6.0 - 8.0 N*m (0.6 - 0.8 kgf*m, 4.4 - 5.9 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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