Renault Clio: Front (chest-level) side airbag: Removal - Refitting

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Renault Clio. Front (chest-level) side airbag: Removal - Refitting

The front chest level side air bag is mounted on the back of each front seat at the door side.

When it inflates, the airbag tears open the cover of the module and the foam and unclips the seat cover.

IMPORTANT

Consult the safety and cleanliness advice and operation recommendations before carrying out any repair (see 88C, Air bag and Pretensioners, Airbag and pretensioners: Precautions for the repair, 88C-6).

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT

It is essential to lock the airbag computer using the Diagnostic tool before starting the removal.

When this function is activated, all the triggering lines are inhibited and the airbag warning light on the instrument panel is continuously lit (ignition on). Locking the airbag computer also unlocks the steering column lock.

IMPORTANT

The pyrotechnic systems (airbags and pretensioners) must not be exposed to a heat source or naked flame when being handled; there is a risk of triggering the airbags and pretensioners.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Renault Clio. Front (chest-level) side airbag: Removal - Refitting

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT

Every time a side thorax airbag is removed it must be replaced.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

III - FINAL OPERATION.

IMPORTANT

Check the airbag computer using the Diagnostic tool. Any failure to follow these instructions may lead to system malfunctions, or even result in the incorrect triggering of the airbags.

IMPORTANT

Do not reuse the pyrotechnic components. The pretensioners or airbags on a vehicle which is to be scrapped must be destroyed.

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