Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Side curtain airbag: Removal - Refitting

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The side curtain airbag is mounted behind the headlining.

When inflating, the airbag becomes detached from the roof lining.

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

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT To prevent the pyrotechnic components from being permanently deactivated or triggered (airbags or pretensioners), wait for at least 3 min after disconnecting the battery.
  • Disconnect the battery (see 80A, Battery, Battery: Removal - Refitting, page 80A-3) .
  • Remove the headlining (see Headlining: Removal - Refitting) (71A, Body internal trim).

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

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

 

WARNING To ensure the airbag is not damaged during removal, do not use a tool with a point or a sharp edge.

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Note: To disconnect the airbag connector, insert a flat-blade screwdriver wrapped in adhesive tape in the notch (1) , lift the security device (2) and disconnect the connector.

 

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  • Disconnect the connector (3) from the side curtain airbag.
  • Remove the side curtain airbag bolts.

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  • Unclip the side curtain airbag mounting brackets (4)
  • Remove the side curtain airbag.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace the side curtain airbag bolts.
IMPORTANT In order to ensure that the side curtain airbag mountings are secure, never refit a side curtain airbag which has been removed.

 

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) .

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Fit the side curtain airbag.
  • Attach the side curtain airbag mounting brackets.
  • Refit the new side curtain airbag bolts.
  • Torque tighten the side curtain airbag bolts (11 N.m).
  • Connect the side curtain airbag connector.
  • Check that the side curtain airbag connector is correctly locked.

III - FINAL OPERATION

  • Refit the headlining (see Headlining: Removal - Refitting) (71A, Body internal trim).
  • Connect the battery (see 80A, Battery, Battery: Removal - Refitting, page 80A-3) .
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) .

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