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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking airbag securing parts after an accident

All damaged securing parts must always be renewed. It is not permissible to bend the components back into shape or »make them fit«
The following components must be checked after the relevant airbag has been triggered.
In the event of the front passenger airbag being triggered:
  •   Central tube for dash panel; it must be possible to install the supports for the front passenger airbag and front passenger airbag unit tension-free. Otherwise the central tube must also be renewed.
  •   Check the glove compartment for damage. Renew it if damaged.
In the event of the driver airbag being triggered:
  Steering wheel: remove the steering wheel and place on a flat surface together with the steering collar. The full face of the steering collar must be in contact with the flat surface. Otherwise the steering wheel must be renewed.
  Check steering wheel for smoke residues. If any smoke residues are found, the steering wheel must be renewed.
   

Accident without airbag triggering

If airbag warning lamp -K75- does not indicate a fault, there is no requirement to renew pyrotechnic components. The seat belts should be checked separately.
   
Renewing pyrotechnic, electrical and mechanical components of the restraint system after an accident
Special tools and workshop equipment required   Vehicle diagnostic tester   Note   ...

Checking seat belts
  WARNING The seat belt system must be inspected systematically after every accident! If damage is determined at any ...

Other materials:

First aid kit, warning triangle and fire extinguisher
Fig. 208 In the tailgate: holder for the warning triangle First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsHigh-visibility waistcoat In some vehicles there is a stowage compartment for a high-visibility waistcoat in the driver door . Warning triangle With the tail ...

Safety precautions when working on fuel supply system
Risk of injury due to highly-pressurised fuel. The fuel system is under high pressure. Risk of injury due to fuel which may spurt out. –  Release high pressure before opening the fuel system.       & ...

Acoustic and optical ParkPilot signals
Fig. 150 ParkPilot display of the area around the vehicle (colour) Fig. 151 Mini ParkPilot display of the area around the vehicle (colour) First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Key   and   Meaning ...

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