Kia Optima: Airbag Module / Side Airbag (SAB) Module

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / 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 a side crash occurs. The SRSCM determines deployment of the side airbag by using the Side Impact Sensor (SIS) signal.

  

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. Side airbag (SAB)


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 Side Airbag Module - "Troubleshooting")

Removal
1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

  

After disconnecting the cables, wait at least 3 minutes.

2.

Remove the front seat back cover.

(Refer to Body - "Front Seat Back Cover")

3.

Remove the side airbag wiring (A) after loosening the side airbag wiring clips.

4.

Remove the side airbag (A) by loosening the nuts.

Tightening torque :

5.8 - 7.8 N·m (0.6 - 0.8 kgf·m, 4.3 - 5.7 lb·ft, 52.0 - 69.4 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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