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Airbags; How to Disconnect
Topic Started: Jul 12 2018, 05:03 AM (102 Views)
HammerDown
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I want to teach my younger son how to drive a manual in the back yard but I feel the airbags may be dangerous for him. He is 11, a little over 5' and about 80lbs. Is there a way to disarm the airbags or disconnect them? This car is never going on the street again. It is my backyard racer. It's a 2000 metro 3/5. I would prefer to remove them. Especially the driver side. But also don't want to blow myself up in the process.
Edited by HammerDown, Jul 12 2018, 05:33 AM.
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geogonfa
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Pull the 15 amp air bag fuse from the junction block under the left side of the dash...
Info: The airbag will not deploy under 28 mph...
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HammerDown
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geogonfa
Jul 12 2018, 07:11 AM
Pull the 15 amp air bag fuse from the junction block under the left side of the dash...
Info: The airbag will not deploy under 28 mph...
Good info. 28mph tire speed, not vehicle speed? Does pulling that fuse 100% insure that airbags won't deploy? Or should I just remove it? At 5'0" tall he will be pretty close to the steering wheel. I did make the mistake of mentioning to my wife teaching my son how to drive a stick at 11 years old. She was concerned that he would now know how to 'steal' our cars and get in trouble. Lol.
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it could happen I guess-when I was around 15 a friend and I took my dad's 64 cadillac for a 30 mile highway drive at night-we were very lucky we didn't get pulled over or get in an accident-a dumb thing to do-
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ptcapboy
Jul 12 2018, 03:12 PM
it could happen I guess-when I was around 15 a friend and I took my dad's 64 cadillac for a 30 mile highway drive at night-we were very lucky we didn't get pulled over or get in an accident-a dumb thing to do-
for me it was my friend's mom's 73 Chrysler Newport...We were lucky too.. that time... not so much in later escapades.
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Woodie
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Edmunds says that 2% of all cars sold in 2018 have been manual transmission. If your kid is a car thief not knowing how to drive a stick is not holding him back.
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MR1 Kingsbury
Jul 12 2018, 03:32 PM
ptcapboy
Jul 12 2018, 03:12 PM
it could happen I guess-when I was around 15 a friend and I took my dad's 64 cadillac for a 30 mile highway drive at night-we were very lucky we didn't get pulled over or get in an accident-a dumb thing to do-
for me it was my friend's mom's 73 Chrysler Newport...We were lucky too.. that time... not so much in later escapades.
Ah Memories! yeah I could go on and on-
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HammerDown
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My dad taught me on an 83 Escort to drive a manual. And my first car was a three on the tree 69 Malibu. I'm teaching him on the metro, it's an easy car to shift, although he might have a little trouble with the steering.
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