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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / General body repairs, interior / Pasanger protection / Curtain airbags / Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
  Release tool -VAS 1978/17- from release tool case -VAS 1978/35-
Removing
  WARNING
  Observe safety instructions for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
  Observe the additional safety instructions for the curtain airbag → Chapter.
  Observe disposal regulations for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  For “e-Golfs” or “Golf GTEs”, disconnect the maintenance connector for high-voltage system -TW-.
–  Disconnect battery earth cable with ignition switched on → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
–  Remove moulded headliner → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Detach retaining clips -1-, -2-, -3-, -4- and -5- in retaining tabs for curtain airbag from body.
–  To do this, carefully fit »tip«-arrow- of release tool -VAS 1978/17- into recess -A- as far as stop, as shown in illustration.
–  Pull left side of retaining clip out of body.
–  Pull release tool -VAS 1978/17- out of retaining clip ensuring that released side of retaining clip does not engage again.
–  Turn release tool -VAS 1978/17- by 180°.
–  Repeat procedure on recess -B-.

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models
 

     
–  Unclip retaining clip -1- from A-pillar.
  WARNING
Before handling pyrotechnic components (e.g. separating the electrical connector), the person handling them must ensure that he/she is “electrically discharged”. To do this e.g. briefly touch the door striker plate.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Pull out connector lock and pull connector -1- off curtain airbag -2--arrow-.
–  Unscrew bolt -3- on curtain airbag.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Initially, detach curtain airbag -1- at front from body mounting -arrow B- and push it towards rear.
–  Then, detach curtain airbag at rear from body mounting -arrow A- and remove it.
Installing
  WARNING
  •   Observe safety instructions for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
  •   Always follow steps of procedure for installing curtain airbag in the given order.
  •   Before handling pyrotechnic components (e.g. connecting the electrical connector), the person handling them must ensure that he/she is “electrically discharged”. To do this e.g. briefly touch the door striker plate.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Initially, fit curtain airbag -1- at rear into body mounting -arrow A- and push it towards front.
–  Then, fit curtain airbag at front into body mounting -arrow B-.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Secure curtain airbag in place using bolt -1-
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  Turn rearmost retaining clip -1- downwards by 90° -arrow- and clip it into body.
–  Clip in remaining retaining clips for curtain airbag ensuring they engage audibly. Start at gas generator and continue towards front and rear.
–  Pull on retaining clips to ensure they are properly engaged.
–  Connect connector to curtain airbag igniter.
–  Press in connector lock. Doing so, the connector will be fully inserted into curtain airbag igniter and locked at the same time.
–  Ensure that the line to prevent twisting is visible over the entire length and that it is straight. This will ensure that the curtain airbag is NOT twisted.
Further installation is performed in reverse order of removal
  WARNING
Battery must be connected with ignition switched on. If pyrotechnic components (e.g. airbag, seat belt tensioners) are repaired incorrectly, undesired triggering may occur after the battery is connected. Ensure that nobody is in vehicle when connecting battery.
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

–  For “e-Golfs” or “Golf GTEs”, connect the maintenance connector for high-voltage system -TW-.
–  Connect battery earth cable with ignition switched on → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
  WARNING
If the ignition has not yet been switched on after the battery has been reconnected “warning lamps in dash panel insert are off”, the ignition (key or button) must only be switched on while sitting on the driver seat and with the seat set to rearmost position.
  Note
If airbag warning lamp -K75- indicates a fault following installation, event memory must be read, deleted and read again → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - curtain airbag“
 

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, 2-door and 4-door models

Assembly overview - curtain airbag
1 -  Line to prevent twisting Is used to ensure that curtain airbag is not twisted. Must be entirely visible after installation 2 -  Curtain ...

Removing and installing curtain airbag with igniter, estate
Special tools and workshop equipment required       Release tool -VAS 1978/17- from release tool case ...

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