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Old 07-14-2011, 11:44 AM
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so a long while back i was wheeling and hit a bump that sent both my driver and passenger side airbags off, nothing on my exterior or anything got damaged just went off anyway im tired of looking ghetto when i give people rides do you know if an interior shop can do anything to patch it up? i dont want new bags being that i plan on doing more wheeling and dont want this to happen again, (specially since it burnt the hair off my hands cut my nose up and filled the cab with smoke) but also dont want to lose my cruise control with an aftermarket wheel
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:49 AM
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You can disable the airbags when you go wheeling. I can get you both airbags from the junkyard if you want them
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:52 AM
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can you just put the covers back on?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:53 AM
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You can disable the airbags when you go wheeling. I can get you both airbags from the junkyard if you want them
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:55 AM
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that would be sick how do you disable them?

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and from what i can see the steering wheel the cover is part of the airbag and the passenger side panel is split and half and pretty beat after shooting off haha
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:01 PM
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Both airbags should have plugs on your truck. Disconnect your negative battery terminal. Take both airbags out and unplug them. Tape the ends of the plugs so there isnt a threat of them contacting anything and reinstall them. I have taken my airbags out countless times without the threat of them going off. Just take your time and its simple
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:08 PM
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awesome thanks alot man
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:12 PM
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No problem, just be careful if your unsure of what you're doing. Like I said I have done a it alot so if you're unsure of anything you're doing, dont do it
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:44 PM
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if you put new airbags in dont forget about replacing the RCM...they fry when the bags go bang
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if you put new airbags in dont forget about replacing the RCM...they fry when the bags go bang
Whats an RCM?
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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Whats an RCM?
restraint control module
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:47 PM
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restraint control module
Thx a lot. I ask cuz i'm presently replacing my dash in my 96 reg cab. The donor is a 99 that was totalled with both airbags deployed. I'm planning on using the bags from the 96. So u're saying i need to get this rcm thing as well?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:08 AM
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yep
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:11 AM
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Thx. Any reason i cant use the one in the 96?
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Default Re: airbags go boom!

I thought there was a fuse you could pull to disable the airbags? Pretty sure that was done both times I've been wheeling...
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