Kia Sportage: Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring: Repair procedures - Airbag Module - Restraint - Kia Sportage SL Service & Repair ManualKia Sportage: Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring: Repair procedures

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Removal
1.
Set the front tires straight-ahead before removing the steering wheel.
   
If the steering wheel and the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it affects the number of circulation of steering wheel and the cable inside the clock spring is possible to be damaged.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
   
After disconnecting the battery negative cable, wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Remove the airbag module mounting bolts (2EA).

4.
Remove the wiring fixing clip (C), and then release the connector locking pin to disconnect the driver airbag module connector (B).

   
The removed airbag module should be stored in aclean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
5.
Remove the steering wheel and steering wheel column cover. (Refer to the Steering System group- Steering Column and Shaft)

6.
Disconnect the clock spring and horn connector, then remove the clock spring.

Inspection
Driver Airbag (DAB)
If any improper parts are found during the following inspection, replace the airbag module with a new one.
   
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.
Check pad cover for dents, cracks or deformities.
2.
Check the airbag module for denting, cracking or deformation.
3.
Check hooks and connectors for damage, terminals for deformities, and harness for binds.
4.
Check airbag inflator case for dents, cracks or deformities.

5.
Install the airbag module to the steering wheel to check for fit or alignment with the wheel.
Clock Spring
1.
If, as a result of the following checks, even one abnormal point is discovered, replace the clock spring with a new one.
2.
Check connectors and protective tube for damage, and terminals for deformities.

Installation
For the steering wheel without heating wire
1.
Set the front tires straight-ahead before assembling the steering wheel.
   
If the steering wheel and the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it affects the number of revolutions of steering wheel and the cable inside the clock spring is possible to be damaged.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
   
After disconnecting the battery negative cable, wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Set the clock spring in center before assembling it to a steering wheel.
   
Х
Center pin(A) is locked to a clock spring and it is set in center.
Х
Center pin(A) should be removed after the clock spring is assembled with a steering wheel.
Х
Center pin(A) should not be removed until complete assembling of the clock spring.

4.
If the center pin is already removed, set the clock spring in center with the following procedure.
(1)
Turn the clock spring clockwise to the stop

(2)
2 revolutions counterclockwise.

(3)
Check the orange indicater in the clock spring.

5.
Connect the clock spring harness connector and horn harness connector to the clock spring.
6.
Install the steering wheel column cover and the steering wheel. (Refer to the Steering System group- Steering Column and Shaft)
7.
Connect the Driver Airbag (DAB) module connector, and then install the Driver Airbag (DAB) module on the steering wheel.
8.
Secure the Driver Airbag (DAB) with the new mounting bolts.

Tightening torque :
7.8 ~ 10.8 Nm (0.8 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.0 lb.ft)

9.
Connect the battery negative cable.
10.
After installing the airbag, confirm proper system operation.
   
Ц
Turn the ignition switch ON; the SRS indicator light should be turned on for about six seconds and then go off.
Ц
Make sure horn works.
For the steering wheel with heating wire
1.
Set the front tires straight-ahead before assembling the steering wheel.
   
If the steering wheel and the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it affects the number of revolutions of steering wheel and the cable inside the clock spring is possible to be damaged.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
   
After disconnecting the battery negative cable, wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Set the clock spring in center before assembling it to a steering wheel.
   
Х
Center pin(A) is locked to a clock spring and it is set in center.
Х
Center pin(A) should be removed after the clock spring is assembled with a steering wheel.
Х
Center pin(A) should not be removed until complete assembling of the clock spring.

4.
If the center pin is already removed, set the clock spring in center with the following procedure.
(1)
Turn the clock spring clockwise to the stop

(2)
2 revolutions counterclockwise.

(3)
Make sure to set an array the mark (??).

5.
Connect the clock spring harness connector and horn harness connector to the clock spring.
6.
Install the steering wheel column cover and the steering wheel. (Refer to the Steering System group- Steering Column and Shaft)
7.
Connect the Driver Airbag (DAB) module connector, and then install the Driver Airbag (DAB) module on the steering wheel.
8.
Secure the Driver Airbag (DAB) with the new mounting bolts.

Tightening torque :
7.8 ~ 10.8 Nm (0.8 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.0 lb.ft)

9.
Connect the battery negative cable.
10.
After installing the airbag, confirm proper system operation.
   
Ц
Turn the ignition switch ON; the SRS indicator light should be turned on for about six seconds and then go off.
Ц
Make sure horn works.
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