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Deactivate drivers door airbag to do a repair on the door latch, how do I deactivate it

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Look in your manual go to schematics drawing of electrical system and find fuse or some other removable device that deactivates the airbag or go to the sevice department of the car manufacturer and ask them they will have the answer you are looking for

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Disconnect the engine battery.

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Where is the passenger airbag deactivation switch?


Your vehicle did not come with a manual [driver controlled] deactivation switch. The passenger side airbag on this car is controlled by a switch built into the bottom seat cushion of the passenger seat. If you place an object heavy enough on the passenger seat to activate that switch, the airbag will be activated. If it is activated when the seat is empty, then the switch inside the seat bottom is either defective or someone has disconnected it. Look under the passenger side seat for an electrical connector which may be unplugged.

Apr 22, 2015 | 1994 BMW 3 Series

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How to deactivate the passenger airbag?


Impact Depending (ID) airbags.
With the Impact Depending (ID) system, you and your passenger are given effective protection proportionate to the severity of the impact.

Conventional airbag systems are unable to differentiate between a severe impact and a lighter one. When they are deployed, they are inflated to the fullest level, making the airbag as hard as possible. In a low-level accident, this is not necessary.
The intelligent ID airbags are equipped with a two-stage gas generator. In a more severe impact, they inflate to their fullest level with minimum time delay, providing maximum protection for the occupants. However, when the accident is less severe, they allow for a slightly longer delay before deployment, protecting the occupants with a more gentle inflation. Whatever the severity of the impact, the airbags ensure that neither the driver nor the front passenger contacts the steering wheel or instrument panel.
A special weight sensor in the passenger seat registers whether the seat is occupied or not. The system can thus differentiate between a passenger and a lighter object such as a briefcase. If the seat is occupied by a weight less than 12 kg, the front passenger airbag is not deployed, saving replacement costs following a crash and potentially leading to lower insurance charges. The front passenger airbag can also be deactivated using a key switch, when a child seat is fitted.
finding a kit to disable the airbag is not going to be easy,noone including dealers will sell or install them on any bimmer,
you could find a kit and buy individual replacement parts,but,i wouldn't recommend it,much less recommend switching the airbag off,personally,I would purchase and install a 5 point restraint that doesn't let the child move forward too much and pull the seat all the way back,the child will not be hurt that way,also in a low speed crash,bimmers dont fully inflate the bag,here is what one owner has to say on a forum about it,
I take my 3, 6 and 9 year olds for drives in my car. These cars are very safe, as is evidenced by my auto insurance premiums being only marginally higher for the Z3 than for my pickup and my wife's SUV. Of course we do have those vehicles for use in transporting the kids most of the time.

Several key things to keep in mind: use a booster seat so the child sits higher, to move the seat all the way back, and to not allow the child to lean against the door--you need to have adequate clearance there.

It's hard for me to believe a side airbag could be worse than hitting the door itself in a side impact--assuming the child is sitting a little away from the door to allow full inflation of the airbag before the child hits it

Apr 22, 2015 | 1998 BMW 3 Series

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Cant open car door from inside


The inside door latch may have been broken. If it's the rear doors, check the 'child lock' switch. It may be set at ON. It is usually located at the door latch on the inside. Check your user manual on how to activate/deactivate.

Jul 20, 2014 | 2005 Peugeot 407 2.0

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I want to replace the right hand speed control for the cruise control on my 2008 Chrysler Aspen - any ideas? Anyone!


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REPLACING CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

1.
Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable from battery.

2. Remove airbag module (See AIRBAG REMOVAL below).

3. Remove speed control switch mounting screw and remove switch from steering wheel.

4. Reverse procedure to install.
AIRBAG REMOVAL
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable from battery.

2. From the underside of the steering wheel, remove the two screws that secure the driver airbag to the steering wheel armature.
CAUTION: The horn switch and the clockspring pigtails connected to the back of the airbag module are fragile. Do not pull on these wires to disengage them. These must be handled carefully to prevent damage to the horn switch and/or the clockspring assembly.
3. Pull the driver airbag away from the steering wheel enough to access the three electrical connections on the back of the airbag housing.

4. Disconnect the steering wheel wire harness connector for the horn switch from the horn switch feed pigtail wire connector, which is located on the back of the driver airbag housing.

5. The clockspring driver airbag pigtail wire connectors are secured by integral latches to the airbag inflator connector receptacles, which are located on the back of the driver airbag housing. Depress the latches on each side of the connector insulator and pull the insulators straight out from the airbag inflator to disconnect them from the receptacles.

6. Remove the driver airbag from the steering wheel.

7. Reverse procedure to install.

Nov 17, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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My driver side door won't stay closed. I took it to the shop and they said the latch is missing a spring and its a $160 fix, whixh is expensive for me. Can I repair the latch with a repair kit and how do...


the latch asmbly needs replced can find used parts if mechanically inclined door lock rods have to be popped out@ put back in replacement part 3 screws hold latch asmbly in door jam

Aug 13, 2010 | Mercury Mystique Cars & Trucks

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Why does my driver airbag light stay on


You might get a result by disconnecting the battery for 10 mins, make sure you have the radio code! the shop should fix this as it is part of the repair they have been paid for.

Dec 30, 2009 | 2004 GMC Yukon

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Drivers door lock will lock but not unlock with switch or remote


Your door lock actuator is malfunctioning. Since yours is a coupe your going to have to unbolt the window from the regulator, remove the 2 10mms on the left side of the door and pull that side of the regulator out of the way. then there are 3 T30 to-rx by the door latch that you need to remove, a cable that you pull off that connects your exterior door handle to the lock actuator and unplug the actuator. Then you can shimmy it out. The door pin and cables that attaches to the inside door handle need to be switched over to the new one.

Also if you have front side airbags they have to come off, but remember DO NOT turn the key on while the air bag is unplugged or you will have an airbag light that will have to be cleared. Also don't have the key on while you plug the airbag in or it supposedly goes off in your face, or so im told.

Jul 29, 2009 | 2005 Lexus Gs 300

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS airbag problems


The passenger side airbag is a lot easier then driver side. Take the glove box out and you will see two 10mm bolts holding it in place. When you open the passenger side front door, remove the panel on the side of the dash and you will see yellow connectors.The 1 closest to the front is attached to the air bag, it is clipped into the frame. Just pull it loose and take it out and your done. For the Driver side, it takes a skinny T27 to remove the two star bolts, then just disconnect the horn red clip and ground and install new airbag. The module is located under the passenger seat, underneath the carpet. Kinda stupid but thats where its at. You also need to replace the front impact sensor located behind the grille on the back side of the metal bar to each side. Follow the hood latch down. Also just to make sure, you know to disconnect the battery before you do all this. You don't want new airbags to accidentally deploy.

May 13, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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Broken inside door latch on driver;s door


Use a trim stick or pair of small screwdrivers to pry the door panel up. First you should remove the screws holding the armrest and any other trim. Work from the bottom up removing the panel and feeling for the clips, which should just pop out with a reasonable tug.

You won't know what parts are needed until you see the latch - perhaps you only need to reseat the latch. Look in the bottom of the door for any parts that may have fallen off and can be put back to make it work. You may need a telescoping magnet to get at those parts.

Dec 29, 2008 | 2000 Honda CR-V

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