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Old 09-06-2003, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Air bags?

I have a 95 s10-blazer that I use for my wheeling( and no it isn't stock so it is wheelable) and I want to unhook the air bags so if I hit the front they wont pop out. How can I do this without messing anything up or have them inflate? Nothing worse then tapping a tree and getting hit with the air bags! And on a last note, I don't care if the damn things ever work again.
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can disconnect the slideing contact.Take the air bag out,unplug the ECM(Electronic Crash Monitor). BUT BE WARE YOU DISCONNECT IT AND SOMEONE GETS INJURED OR DIES WHILE DRIVEING YOUR RIG.WHO EVER DISCONNECTED IT CAN BE FOUND LIABLE IN COURT.
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Old 09-06-2003, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If some one drives my rig they are dead anyways!LOL. The sliding thing you are talking about is the ones on the bumper? Thanks
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You could try taking it by the dealer and see if they sell a switch to turn it off! if it just has a bag on the steering wheel you should be able to track down the wire and put a toggle switch in line!
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You could try taking it by the dealer and see if they sell a switch to turn it off! if it just has a bag on the steering wheel you should be able to track down the wire and put a toggle switch in line!

I would go that route too. Your insurance is cheaper with it.
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Old 09-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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get rid of the sterring wheel and go with an aftermarket one?
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The sliding contact is in the steering wheel it is not what you think it is. Some call it different. Basicly is just a connection to the air bag that lets you turn the wheel. When you disconnect it the air bag will not work. They also have shorting bars or jumping bars when unplugged leave them in there won't allow the air bag to go off from static charge or anything stupid like that. If you can find a dealer that will do the switch thing your a lucky person. They risk a lawsuite doing that. Good for you bad for them.
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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First off, why would I insure it? Thanks for the concern though. I will try seeing if the dealer has an aftermarket switch and then I will track down the wires you are talking about. Thanks all for your help and not flaming me. Cheers!
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Old 09-08-2003, 12:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sometimes it throws a code but i am told you can simply pull a fuse

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Old 09-08-2003, 02:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You could try taking it by the dealer and see if they sell a switch to turn it off! if it just has a bag on the steering wheel you should be able to track down the wire and put a toggle switch in line!
I used to work in a Toyota dealer parts dept, to get the switch installed required the vehicle owner to fill out a form to be submitted to the DOT for approval. When that form initially came out both the parts and service managers said to lose the form because we would never do it.
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I've hit some stuff pretty damn hard. I can't beleive mine hasn't gone off yet. Guess the steering wheel didn't feel threatened by my forehead.
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