Airbag - Knee - Driver (Remove and Install)

Correction code 2001020120010201

Remove

  1. Remove the LH center console side panel carpet. See Carpet - Side Panel - Center Console - LH (Remove and Replace).
  2. Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
  3. Remove the driver footwell cover. See Cover - Footwell - Driver (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the T20 bolts (x2) that attach the driver knee airbag to the vehicle.
    Torque 2 Nm
  5. Remove and discard the bolts (x4) that attach the driver knee airbag to the instrument panel.
    Torque 8 Nm
    or
    Torque 8 Nm
  6. Release the clip that attaches the driver knee airbag electrical harness to the lower instrument panel.
  7. Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the driver knee airbag, and then remove the airbag from the vehicle.
1Remove the LH center console side panel carpet. See Carpet - Side Panel - Center Console - LH (Remove and Replace).
2Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
3Remove the driver footwell cover. See Cover - Footwell - Driver (Remove and Replace).
4Remove the T20 bolts (x2) that attach the driver knee airbag to the vehicle.
Torque 2 Nm
5Remove and discard the bolts (x4) that attach the driver knee airbag to the instrument panel.
Torque 8 Nm
or
Torque 8 Nm
6Release the clip that attaches the driver knee airbag electrical harness to the lower instrument panel.
7Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the driver knee airbag, and then remove the airbag from the vehicle.

Install

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

Note: Install new Torx External E10 bolts (x4) on the driver knee air bag. Do not use Torx T30 bolts (pictured).
Caution:
Replace all patchbolts.
Make sure that the clips on the rear edge of the driver knee airbag cover engage the IP carrier.