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How do I override the rear air bags? - 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis

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  • suznewbold Feb 07, 2009

    I mean the rear suspension air bags not the safety air bags.

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There is a switch in the trunk on the right side near the tire

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Search on line for an air suspension to springs conversion kit. Essentially the air bags sit in the bracket where the spring coils are on a non air suspension system. You take off the air bags and replace them with springs. You replace the shocks if needed. The kits come with instruction on how to turn off the suspension warning light. Essentially after you convert you don't every have to worry about the air suspension again. There are kits to convert the rear end only and leaving the front end on air suspension and visa versa.

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Well, I can't speak for anyone else but this is a question that would just plain be bad to answer. I assume you are talking about the rear side SRS (Supplemental Restraint System). If this is the case, any attempt to override them could easily result in several bad effects. 1) You could damage the system, causing the bags to inflate, possibly injuring yourself or others in the process of trying. 2) You could easily damage the entire system causing none of the air bags to work, thus risking serious injury in an accident. 3) In the event you did succeed in disabling the system or not, any injury incurred as a result of trying to or succeeding in disabling the air bags could be construed to be the liability of a person(s) responsible for telling you how to do so. My recommendation is to leave them alone for your own safety and that of others. If you are concerned about injury to children in the rear seats here's a link to an article that explains some research about them.

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-01/NRDmtgs/011802SAB.pdf

Side air bags produce much less risk to your children(s) well being than regular frontal air bags.

Not that it's up to me to decide for other people, but I really caution anyone who is considering giving a solution to this problem. You can be held accountable for helping someone to injure themselves or others. A mechanic here in New York State was recently fined, lost his license to work as a mechanic, lost his garage and his home, and even served a short sentence. The reason? He informed a young man that it was ok to use a compression fitting to repair a damaged brake line in his trans am. As a result the young man blew the compression fitting doing over 80 mph and ran over a young girl getting off of a school bus. The young man driving the car was exonerated of all charges, and the mechanic was held liable for the death of the child, even though speed and wrecklessness contributed more to the accident.

I'd just hate to see anyone injured as a result of something like this.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

  • Randall LaClaire Feb 08, 2009

    Sorry about that. I suppose I should have asked for clarification first. Just so you know, I'm not leaving you hanging on this. I've been researching for an answer on and off today. It's my son's birthday today and I'm still trying to finish up from an intake manifold gasket job, so I'm a bit busy, but I'll get you the information on this somehow. It's something I've never had to do personally so it's going to take a day or two possibly to get it figured out. Sorry about the long harrangue, but hopefully you're understanding as to why I posted that response!




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