Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Front (chest-level) side airbag: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Electrical equipment / Air bag and pretensioners / Front (chest-level) side airbag: Removal - Refitting

Electrical equipment

The front (chest-level) side airbag is fitted to the backrest of each front seat on the door side.

When it is deployed, the airbag tears the module cover and the foam and detaches the trim.

IMPORTANT To avoid any risk of damaging the systems, apply the instructions relating to safety and cleanliness and the operation recommendations before carrying out the repair (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Airbag and pretensioners: Precautions for the repair, page 88C-6)

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT Never handle the pyrotechnic systems (pretensioners or airbags) near to a source of heat or naked flame - they may be triggered.

 

IMPORTANT To avoid causing a fault or triggering a pyrotechnic component (airbags or pretensioners), wait for at least 3 minutes after disconnecting the battery.
  • Disconnect the battery (see 80A, Battery, Battery: Removal - Refitting, page 80A-3) .
  • Remove:
    • the front seat (see Complete front seat: Removal - Refitting) (75A, Front seat frames and runners),
    • the front seat belt stalk (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Front seat belt buckle: Removal - Refitting, page 88C-24) ,
    • the headrest guide (see Front seat headrest guide: Removal - Refitting) (79A, Seat accessories),
    • the front seat backrest trim partially (see Front seat base trim: Removal - Refitting) (77A, Front seat trim).

II - REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Electrical equipment

  • Remove:
    • the covers from the front (chest-level) side airbag cover bolts,
    • the bolts (1) from the front (chest-level) side airbag cover,
    • the cover (2) from the front (chest-level) side airbag.
  • Detach the clips from the front (chest-level) side airbag wiring underneath the seat.

Electrical equipment

  • Remove the nuts (3) from the front (chest-level) side airbag.
  • Separate the front (chest-level) side airbag (4) from the seat backrest trim cover (5) .
  • Remove:
    • the front side (chest-level) airbag,
    • the foam - trim assembly from the front seat backrest.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT After a seat belt pyrotechnic component is triggered, it is essential to replace certain parts (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Airbag and pretensioners: Precautions for the repair, page 88C-6) .

 

IMPORTANT To eliminate the risk of any accident, do not reuse pyrotechnic components.

It is essential to destroy pretensioners or airbags before scrapping a vehicle or a part only (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Airbags and pretensioners: Recycling - Destruction, page 88C-7) .

  • Always replace the nuts for the front (chest-level) side airbag.

II - REFITTING PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the foam - trim assembly for the front seat backrest,
    • the front (chest-level) side airbag to the seat backrest trim cover,
    • the new nuts for the front (chest-level) side airbag
  • Torque tighten the chest-level side airbag nuts (7 N.m).

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit:
    • the front seat backrest trim partially (see Front seat base trim: Removal - Refitting) (77A, Front seat trim),
    • the headrest guide (see Front seat headrest guide: Removal - Refitting) (79A, Seat accessories),
    • the front seat belt stalk (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Front seat belt buckle: Removal - Refitting, page 88C-24) ,
    • the front seat (see Complete front seat: Removal - Refitting) (75A, Front seat frames and runners),
  • Connect the battery (see 80A, Battery, Battery: Removal - Refitting, page 80A-3) .
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