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Old 01-25-2010, 03:38 PM
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I Recently got in a wreck and my airbags blew.. is there a way to put air bags back in it to look like it was stock ... cheap and easy ?
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What year truck is it?
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:44 PM
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:53 PM
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is being cheap worth a human life?

Laws are not enough

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety worked to get a law passed in California making it a crime to rebuild a vehicle without replacing deployed airbags with fully functioning airbags—and not just any old airbags. They must meet the manufacturer’s specifications and any applicable federal safety standards. The California Highway Patrol also supported the legislation, which was enacted in 2002.

Tragically, the new law wasn’t enough to save the life of Bobby Ellsworth, a confident, outdoors-loving 18-year-old who graduated from high school in 2003. After graduation, over the summer, he worked as a groundskeeper at a golf course and in his off-hours went fishing. In July, Bobby was riding in a 1998 Dodge Dakota truck driven by his friend, Waylon Blocker. It was late at night and they were headed home to Jamul, California, on a curvy two-lane rural road. Suddenly the Dakota crossed the center line and collided head-on with a BMW with four people inside. The airbags in the BMW inflated. Waylon and all the BMW occupants survived.

Bobby was the only one in the crash who was killed. Paramedics and police officers who arrived at the crash scene were stunned to discover that the airbag compartments in the truck had been stuffed with paper. According to a forensic scientist with the Institute of Risk and Safety Analysis, Kenneth Alvin Solomon, PhD, if there had been an air bag in the Dakota, “it would have saved his life.” 2
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:35 PM
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1999-2000 AIR BAG<--CLICK

This is everything you need for $179.00 + $45.00 shipping You will need the Air Bag Control Module that comes with that auction for the new bags to work

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No you can't just repack the old airbags.
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Once your air bags deploy don't you have to replace the control module because it is like a 1 time use thing?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:58 PM
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Once your air bags deploy don't you have to replace the control module because it is like a 1 time use thing?
CRASH SENSOR CHECKS

The air bag control module self-checks the crash sensors every time the engine is started, so unless the air bag warning light is on the sensors are assumed to be okay. If a fault is detected, the air bag warning light will come on and usually deactivate the air bag system. Using a scan tool, you can pull the trouble code from the system and refer to the appropriate diagnostic chart in a service manual to troubleshoot the problem. Air bag service information can also be found on the vehicle manufacturer's website (Click Here for a list of websites and access fees). Loss of circuit continuity anywhere in the air bag system, or loss of power to the air bag module are common causes of trouble codes.

Because crash sensors are sealed units, you cannot always determine their true condition by outward appearances. Any sensor that is obviously sustained physical damage as a result of a collision or other damage should be replaced. But what about ones that look okay? Most electromechanical crash sensors are designed to be electrically open in their rest condition. So one quick check you can perform is to check for continuity with an ohmmeter. If the sensor contacts are closed, it has not reset and should be replaced.

CAUTION! Do not attempt to check or replace any crash sensor unless the air bag module has first been deactivated (or deployed as a result of an accident). This can be done by unplugging the air bag connector at the base of the steering column and waiting at least 10 minutes or longer depending on the application (always refer to a service manual for the proper deactivation and removal procedure).
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