Replacing cover for passenger airbag

When the airbag was triggered while no passenger was in the car, damage to the instrument panel is minimal. In this case, if may be sufficient, following detailed inspection of the instrument panel, to replace only the cover. Check the instrument panel on the passenger side for cracks and other accident-related damage. The instrument panel must be free from bending traces and cracks. Minor deformations of the instrument panel can be straightened.

1. Disconnect battery negative terminal and cover terminal.

2. Remove steering wheel.

3. Remove instrument fascia.

4. Remove operating switch for heater/air conditioning.

5. Remove right-hand cover molding from instrument panel.

6. Remove right-hand switch cover.

Note

To facilitate assembly, the fastening screw of the airflow duct may be reversed for installation, i.e. remove the sheetmetal nut from the instrument panel and place it on the airflow duct.

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10. Disconnect plugs from airbag unit.

11. Undo fastening screw.

7. Remove right-hand lateral jet.

8. Remove glove compartment.

9. Undo airflow duct fastening screw.

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Replacing cover for passenger airbag

Printed in Germany - III, 1991

Note

The screw is of the micro-seal type. Use a new screw for assembly.

12. Undo fastening screws of cover (4 pc.).

Note

The screws are of the micro-seal type. Use new screws for assembly.

13. Lift out cover complete with airbag unit.

Note

When fitting the unit, the cover may bind on the right-hand side. To prevent this, start inserting the cover on the right-hand side.

14. Undo fastening screws of airbag unit (socket hex head, 4 pc.).

Note

The screws are of the micro-seal type. Use new screws for assembly.

Replacing cover for passenger airbag

Printed in Germany - III, 1991

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