Renault Clio: Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

Renault Clio. Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

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 trigger lines are inhibited and the airbag warning light on the instrument panel is continuously lit (with the ignition on). Locking the airbag computer also allows the electric steering column lock to be unlocked.

IMPORTANT

Handling pyrotechnic systems (airbags or pretensioners) near to a source of heat or flame is not permitted: there is a risk of triggering the airbags or pretensioners.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Renault Clio. Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

Renault Clio. Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

Renault Clio. Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

Note: The airbag has a connector which short circuits if it is disconnected to prevent accidental triggering.

Note: Depending on the vehicle's equipment level, the airbag module may be attached to the top of the dashboard with clips (entry level version).

Renault Clio. Passenger's frontal airbag: Removal - Refitting

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

IMPORTANT

When the passenger airbag module is triggered, the consequent damage caused to the attachments always requires the dashboard to be replaced. Do not forget to affix the label forbidding the installation of a rear-facing child seat on the passenger seat to the side of the new dashboard.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

IMPORTANT

Whenever the passenger airbag module is removed, it is essential to replace the nuts or bolts that hold the module to the dashboard with new ones.

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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