Kia Carens: Airbag Module / Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring Repair procedures

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 30 seconds.
3.
Release the connector locking pin, then disconnect the driver airbag module connector (B).
  
The removed airbag module should be stored in aclean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
4.
Remove the steering wheel
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering wheel")
5.
Remove the steering column shroud.

6.
Disconnect the clock spring and horn connector (A), 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.

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
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 30 seconds.
3.
Set the clock spring in center before assembling it to a steering wheel.
  
If the steering wheel and the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it may affect the number of circulation of steering wheel and damage the cable inside the clock spring.
Damage to the clock spring may cause electric malfunctions in airbag warning lamp, horn, handsfree, auto cruise, heated wire and heated steering, and noise from turning the steering wheel.
  
[Manually adjust the clock spring neutral way]
1)
Push the auto-lock button placed at the 6 o'clock position and turn it clockwise until it stops.

2)
Push the auto-lock button placed at the 6 o'clock position and turn approximately 2.8 rotations counter-clockwise to align with the neutral mark (A).

4.
Connect the clock spring harness connector and horn harness connector to the clock spring.
5.
Install the steering wheel column cover and the steering wheel. (Refer to the Steering System group- Steering Column and Shaft)
6.
Connect the Driver Airbag (DAB) module connector, and then install the Driver Airbag (DAB) module on the steering wheel.
7.
Connect the battery negative cable.
8.
Check if the steering wheel remote control, airbag system and horn are normally operating after turning the handle all the way left and right when installing air bag module is done.
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