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

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 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 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 a 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
Inspection
  

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.

1.

Inspect the airbag according to troubleshooting table.

(Refer to Passenger Airbag Module - "Troubleshooting")

Removal
  

If the passenger airbag module has been deployed, replace the damaged crash pad.

1.

Remove the main crash pad assembly.

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

2.

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)

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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