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Old 09-30-2001, 08:43 PM
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Question Retrofitting "switch" to enable/disable passenger airbag?

Using the search function, I found a lot of stuff on disabling or not disabling passenger side airbags. Bottom line: wife is pregnant with 3rd kid. If she's out of town with the minivan (company car, sorry), I CANNOT fit 3 kids across the back of my '94 E420 in car seats, and the oldest is 3 y.o. Can I, or has anybody, retrofitted a "switch" to enable/disable the airbags, like the post-'98 models have??? Thanks so much for your info. It's either that, or I trade the car in for a Chevy Suburban! --Mitch
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Old 09-30-2001, 09:51 PM
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You could get someone who is insane and doesn't care if they get the crap sewed out of them to wire you up a switch to tun on and off the power to the control unit. This will turn off all air bags and seat belt tighteners..........

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Old 09-30-2001, 10:09 PM
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But wouldn't that make the SRS light go on? And it would stay on whether the switch was in the ON or OFF position, because it would have stored a code. And this can not be erased without taking it to the dealer (mine charges $90 for the diagnostic). And it would be the same even if you were just able to get the passenger airbag.
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Old 10-01-2001, 08:53 AM
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I posted a reply to your air bag question under your post in the Shop Swap area.

Only takes about 5 minutes and costs less than $4. SRS warning light will not be on. Can just as easily and quickly be re-enabled.

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