Kia Soul EV: Airbag Module / Side Airbag (SAB) Module Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Restraint / Airbag Module / Side Airbag (SAB) Module Repair procedures

Removal
   
The side airbag cannot be disassembled from the seat back assembly, so replace assembly when replacing the side airbag.
1.
Disconnect the battery negative cable, and wait for at least thirty seconds before beginning to work.
2.
Remove the front passenger seat assembly.
(Refer to Body - "Front seat")
3.
Remove the front seat shield inner cover.
(Refer to Body - "Front seat shield inner cover")
4.
Remove the front seat shield outer cover.
(Refer to Body - "Front seat shield outer cover")
5.
After loosening the mounting bolts, disconnect the front seat back assembly (A) and front seat cushion assembly (B).

Tightening torque :
44.1 ~ 53.9 N.m (4.5 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)

Installation
   
When installing the harness wires, be sure that they are not pinched or interfering with other parts.
   
Do not open the lid of the side airbag cover.
Make sure that the airbag assembly cover is installed properly. Improper installation may hinder proper deployment.
1.
Remove the ignition key from the vehicle.
2.
Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least thirty seconds.
3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
4.
Fully recline and slide the front seat forward, and make sure that the harness wires are not pinched or interfering with other parts.
5.
Reconnect the battery negative cable.
6.
After installing the side airbag (SAB), confirm proper system operation:
Turn the ignition switch ON; the SRS indicator light should be turned on for about six seconds and then go off.
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