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If you don't like having air bags or have the air bag light on this is how to deactivate the air bags and get rid of the light.

1 go to the salvage yard and buy a extra air bag computer from the same year
model car you have. It is a sky blue box mounted on the passenger side door
jamb and is held in place with 1 5/16 screw. Remove glove box, unplug the two
electrical connectors. Remove

2 modifications to the air bag computer you procured. remove the blue cover
from the metal bracket and the circuit board. Pull up on the gray connector
breaking it free from the circuit board. Use a pair of needle nose pliers
and pull out all the pins out of the gray connector. Absoutly metal no pins can
be left left in the gray connector do not break off the plastic pins. This part is
is optional and not necessary, reassemble the gray connector back into the
box and reinstall metal backing plate.

3 disconnect the battery from the car wait 1/2 hour then remove the strut and
lower down the glove box door. option 1 remove the electrical connectors
from the old blue air bag computer and plug into your empty gray connector.
option 2 remove the old air bag computer and install the modified air bag
computer and plug the electrical connectors into the empty gray connector
Reinstall the glove box door. Optional you may disconnect the air bag wiring
from the wiring harness behind the glove box door and under the steering
column. The connectors should be yellow. tape up the connectors so
there is no chance of a stray wire detonating the air bags. IT IS NOT
NECESSARY TO DISCONNECT THE WIRING FROM THE AIR BAGS AND WOULD
BE SAFER IF YOU LEFT THE WIRING GOING TO THE AIR BAGS ALONE.

4 Reconnect the battery and turn on the key and start the car. The air bag
will not illuminate. ALWAYS wear your seat belt because your airbags
will not function now.

5 the reason why I said to go to the salvage yard and get a spare computer
if you ever wanted to make your airbags functional all you would have to do is
plug in your factory air bag computer but not before you disconnected the
battery.
 

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So this will result in the air bag light coming on at startup for the test and then turning off as if everything is okay?
Sounds like a felony to me.
 

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I don't care. My stupid airbag light flashes all the time but this sounds a little difficult to do. Why would you go so far out of your way to circumvent the thing?
 

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I have a very large heat exchanger in front of the ac condenser and the air bag sensors would not fit. I had a flashing air bag light. When I disconnected the computer it stayed on all the time because there is a shorting pin in the electrical connector when you remove the air bag computer the pins short the connector together and turn on the light in the dash. that is why I have you remove the electrical pins and plug the plastic connector back in so the shorting pins can not short.
 

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Did you try removing the bulb? That worked for the ABS on my Ranger.
 

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no, don't pull the cluster for a bulb.. pull out half the dashboard to remove a sensor

just messing with ya :tongue:
 

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yes the plastic pins in the empty gray connector keeps the shorting pins from connecting thus preventing the light from coming on.
 

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Or another option, go to radio shack and get a couple 2ohm resistors. Cut the wires going from the computer to the airbags, and loop them back around on each other with the resistor inline. Use some heat shrink tubing to seal everything up, and now the computer will see the resistance so it will think everything is correct with your airbags. Your light will come one when you start the car, then go out like normal, and there will be no codes in the SRS system. The only difference is that if you get in an accident, when the computer sends the signal to blow the bags, it won't get to the bags, but will instead go through a resistor and back to the SRS computer, and probably fry it, but at least your dash won't be blown apart by the bags.
 
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