Kia Optima: Inspection - Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring. Repair procedures - Airbag Module - Restraint - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: 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.


Removal
1. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. Remove the driver airbag module from the steering wheel after p ...

Installation
1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the battery negative cable from battery and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. ...

See also:

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Safety Belt Restraint System
WARNING - Safety Belts To minimize the risk of serious or fatal injury in an accident, the driver and all passengers should use the appropriate safety restraints for their age and size. The ...

Disassembly
- Do not work in a dusty or dirty place. - Do not touch the circuit board with ...

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