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

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Set the front tires facing straight ahead before removing the steering wheel.
   
If any of the steering wheel or the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it may affect the number of circulation of steering wheel and may damage the cable inside the clock spring.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
   
After disconnecting the battery negative cable, wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Release the connector locking pin, and then disconnect the driver airbag module connector (B).
   
The removed airbag module should be stored in a clean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
4.
Remove the steering wheel.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Column and Shaft")
5.
Loosen the screws and then remove the steering wheel column shroud (A).

6.
Disconnect the clock spring and horn connector (A) and 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 with a specified tester as measuring circuit resistance with a tester may result in accidental airbag deployment that leads to serious personal injury.
1.
Check pad cover for dents, cracks or deformities.
2.
Check the airbag module for dents, cracks or deformities.
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.
With even one abnormality discovered from the following check ups, the clock spring should be replaced 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 any of the steering wheel or the front tires are not set straight ahead together, it may affect the number of circulation of steering wheel and may damage the cable inside the clock spring.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
   
After disconnecting the battery negative cable, wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Set the clock spring in the center before assembling it to the steering wheel.
(1)
Turn the clock spring clockwise to the stop.

(2)
Make 3 revolutions counterclockwise and make sure to set an array on the mark (??).
(In case of 18ch heating wire, make 2 revolutions counterclockwise).
(Once the array is set on the mark (??), the clock spring is automatically locked.)

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.
After installing the airbag, confirm proper system operation:
   
Turn the ignition switch ON; the SRS indicator light should be turned on for about six seconds before going off.
Make sure that the horn is working.
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