How to Disable Airbags
Airbags are designed to save lives, but these well in nike store uk tended devices can cause serious injury or death under certain conditions. Airbags make many mechanics nervous, since they can and do go off d nike store uk uring vehicle maintenance and repair. Additionally, first generation airbag systems from the 1970s and 1980s are notoriously overpowered and their inertial switches are just as prone to age related malfunction as the rest of the car. This can be a serious problem for racers, who do not want or need a bomb in their lap on the race track. Of all the ways to permanently disable airbags, only one is guaranteed to prevent airbag deployment under any circumstances and works on every vehicle.
Other, less permanent ways of disabling the airbags include taking the car to a dealer to have an on off switch installed nike store uk (provided that you have a waiver from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration where applicable), disconnecting the battery and then the ACM and disconnecting the airbag harness from the airbags themselves. The last two can be a b nike store uk it dangerous because you may inadvertently set the airbags off during removal. Additionally, some vehicles also use the ACM’s inertial switch to shut the fuel pump off in the event of an accident; disconnecting the ACM in such vehicles will cut power to the fuel pump.
This procedure is actually a bit safer than it sounds as long as you wear your safety equipment, remotely trigger the interior switch and keep your pipe out of the airbag deployment path. The dust that comes out of the airbags won’t hurt you, but you don’t want it all over you or in your eyes, either.
The NHTSA says that you can’t remove or disable the airbags on any registered, road driven vehicle newer than 1996 without a waiver. Those waivers are nearly impossible to get unless you have a special disability or a late model pick up truck without a passenger side on/off switch.