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There is a recall on my car, but I'm so far ignoring it. There is a recall on your car. Do not ignore it. This is not a task an amateur can tackle, but an amateur can bring their vehicle to their dealer to have the defective parts professionally replaced and the problem solved without compromising vehicle safety or legality. Is disabling, or even ...


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It all varies on a car by car basis, some cars have wires you can disconnect under the seats/pedals and some you have to take the housing that encloses the wires inside the steering wheel column off. Would also be worth mentioning that disabling your airbags is classed as a modification and if you had a crash and your insurers looked into why your airbags ...


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Your problem is not the airbag, it's you. You aren't taking a rational approach to risk. This not to insult you, because humans generally are very bad at taking a rational approach to risk - if NASA can screw up risk management (most notably on Challenger) then anyone can. :) You won't find anything in the news to say it's "perfectly safe" or even ...


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I am not suggesting you do this, just giving my experience from replacing airbags. I am not familiar with this vehicle specifically, but I have changed the airbag on a couple older cars (early 90's). In the cars I worked on, the airbags were plugged into the car's wiring harness, I could simply unplug them. This will throw the airbag diagnostic light.


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Its common. Usually goes away in a day or less. If not, you need to have the truck reset by the dealer or bmw mechanic. This has a good explanation. Not your same model but it applies.


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The standard battery is an absorbed glass mat type (AGM). It is to be "registered" with a scan tool. If this is not done the vehicle can adjust to the new battery on its own. When the battery registration procedure is not performed several effects are seen; they include trouble codes in modules or the system can be put into "transport mode" in which whole ...


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Disabling an air bag component doesn't seem like a good idea. I think on some systems if you disable a piece of it, it can disable the whole system. I'm not any kind of an expert but messing with an airbag system seems like it could be very dangerous to you or your passengers.


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According to a couple of sources I read, the substance in the air bags is either cornstarch or talcum powder. How Stuff Works says: The powdery substance released from the airbag, by the way, is regular cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used by the airbag manufacturers to keep the bags pliable and lubricated while they're in storage. NOTE: The ...


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It is possible to remove an airbag. This is not recommended by any vehicle safety standard. In the event that an airbag is to be removed for an "SRS" light diagnoses, there are "SRS" dummy resisters available. There are different resistance values available. You would have to consult your manufacturer for details. NOTICE: There are very specific procedures ...


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Treat them like other suspension components (and with a similar lifespan). The reason it's so hard to get an answer on lifespan is that it's very dependent on the installation and the other components. If it's installed incorrectly - which happens a lot - then the bag can rub against other parts of the car, and won't last as long. Use cheap hoses, or a dodgy ...


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Every vehicle I've worked on has had an airbag fuse you can remove from the fuse panel to fully disable the airbag; the repair manuals recommend pulling this fuse when doing any work in the dash area since there's some risk of triggering the airbags to go off while you're working, which could result in serious injury or at least a significant cost to replace ...


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The plain white connector with two wires, black and brown with a white stripe, go to a switch in the seat belt buckle. This turns off the warning light on the dash. The yellow connector is for the side impact airbag inflator located in the outer seatback side bolster. These wires are carefully protected and colored yellow to let all who see then to work ...


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There are many reasons your airbag lights can come on. With GM vehicles, it's generally due to the SRS (Safety Restraint System) circuit having a fault. When the ECM is powered on the SRS system and your ECM communicate with eachother. As a safety measure the computer will throw a code to alert you to a fault in the system. Generally if you don't have an ...


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Disconnect the battery terminals. Unplug srs fuses if any exists in your fuse box. Unplug the steering wheel airbag its a yellow wire under steering column with a warning label. Unplug the dashboard air bag if you have one. It's a yellow wire under the dash. Same warning label on the passenger side. Replace your sensor Put your fuses back and connect ...


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The Escapes are known to have an issue with the seat connection on the passenger side. This is the connection which goes to the seat to see if someone is sitting in the seat (if nobody's in the seat, the pass side air bag won't deploy). Under the seat there is a wire which will go down from the seat bottom to about the middle underneath of it. Try to see if ...


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If anything is done to the Airbag system that causes the light to come on, will cause the entire system to shut down. The only way to properly disable the passenger airbag is to unplug it and replace it with a SQUIB simulator. The simulator is a diagnostic tool that fools the Airbag computer into thinking that a functional SQUIB is still plugged in.


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I read that flash pattern as 3-2. Three longs and two shorts. If that is correct the code is for "Increased resistance in the drivers seat belt tensioner" This is a explosive bolt in the seat belt reel that allows a spring to tighten the seat belt. This is a part that make me nervous to work on. When triggered, these go off with quite a bang. To my ...



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