Kia Forte: Airbag Module / Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Service Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module

Description and operation
Description

Installed inside the crash pad, the passenger airbag (PAB) protects the front passenger in the event of a frontal crash. The SRSCM determines if and when to deploy the PAB.

  

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 Location

1. Passenger Airbag (PAB)


Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal .

  

After disconnecting the cables, wait at least 30 seconds.

2.

Remove the main crash pad.

(Refer to Body - "Main Crash Pad Assembly")

  

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

3.

Remove the passsenger airbag after loosening the bolts (A).

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)

  

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

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

2.

After installing the airbag module, confirm proper system operation:

Switch "ON" the ignition. The SRS indicator light should turn on for about six seconds and then off.

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting

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