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I need to turn off my passenger air bag on 2005 impreza wrx. there is'nt any switch. can i disconnect a single bag without causing problems?

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Remove the negative battery connection and let sit for 15 minutes or so. That will de-energize the firing mechanism on all bags. Reconnect the battery after all repairs are complete.

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How to remove the steering wheel for replacement

Many service procedures require the air bag system to be disabled to prevent accidental deployment. The air bag system can maintain sufficient voltage to cause deployment for up to 2 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off, the battery ground cable is disconnected or the DERM fuse is removed. If the inflator module is disconnected from the deployment loop by the following procedure, service can begin immediately without waiting for the 2 minute time period to elapse.
  1. Turn steering wheel so that vehicle wheels are pointed straight ahead.
  2. Turn ignition switch to Lock position and remove key.
  3. Remove air bag fuse from fuse block.
  4. Remove steering column filler panel.
  5. Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and disconnect yellow two-way connector at base of steering column, Fig. 1.
  1. Remove air bag fuse from fuse block.
Driver Side
  1. Turn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
  2. Connect yellow two-way connector and install connector position assurance (CPA).
  3. Install steering column filler panel.
  4. Insert air bag fuse into fuse block.
  5. Turn ignition switch to RUN and verify that the air bag warning lamp flashes seven times then turns off.
Passenger Side
  1. Turn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
  2. Insert air bag fuse into fuse block.
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Apr 10, 2015 | 1996 Chevrolet K1500

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I have all the functions of the a/c and the associated operations of the dashboard doors when selected, except. no heat whatsoever when selected. The heater core is hot when the engine is @ normal temp....

Hi, this problem is caused by failure of the blend door actuator or structural failure of the door itself. First, access the actuator as instructed below. Have someone turn the key on and change the temperature setting while you watch the actuator. If the actuator turns, odds are the door hinge has failed. In this case, the heater box must be removed from the truck and split open to repair the door.
If the actuator does not move, it may have failed. Remove the actuator and check it for stripped gears or plug it back in and see if it will turn at all when the temperature control is changed. You might also want to check for voltage at the connector before buying a new actuator. A new actuator is about $40.

  1. Disarm the air bag system as explained below.
  2. Open the glove compartment to access the passenger air bag module bolts.


    Fig. Passenger air bag module view

  3. Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector
  4. Remove the two passenger air bag retaining bolts.
  5. Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.
  6. Placing one hand in the glove compartment, push the passenger air bag module out and remove it.
    WARNING Do not handle the passenger air bag module by grabbing the edges of the deployment doors.
  7. Remove the defroster opening grill.

  1. Fig. Defroster grill view

  2. Detach and position the RH demister hose aside.
  3. On vehicles with anti-theft/keyless entry, remove the screws and position the anti-theft/keyless entry module aside.
  4. Working through the opening near the RH defroster nozzle, remove the screw.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  6. Remove the screws and the temperature blend door actuator.
  7. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the air bag module bolts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).


Fig. Temperature blend door actuator view

Disarming the Airbag System

  1. Turn all vehicle accessories OFF.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
  3. At the smart junction box (SJB), located below the RH side of the instrument panel, remove the RH lower cowl trim panel and remove the restraints control module (RCM) fuse from the SJB. For additional information, refer to the Owner-s Manual.
  4. Turn the ignition ON and visually monitor the air bag indicator for at least 30 seconds. The air bag indicator will remain lit continuously (no flashing) if the correct RCM fuse has been removed. If the air bag indicator does not remain lit continuously, remove the correct RCM fuse before proceeding.
  5. Turn the ignition OFF.
    CAUTION To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors or RCM, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
  6. To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).
  7. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait at least one minute.

Aug 23, 2011 | 2006 Ford Ranger

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I have a 2008 Subaru WRX that leaks water inside every time it rains. The water also pools somewhere in the body of the car creating a washing machine sound when I drive. Anyone hear of anything like...

hi i have had this problem before it turned out to be the interior heater radiator coil under the dash it had a hole in it causing water to pool in the car and causing the heater to **** in air causing the heater to sound like you mentioned i would give that a check first, the radiator is under the dash either on the passenger side or near the middle as some models changed position

Apr 18, 2011 | 2008 Subaru Impreza Wrx

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How can i shut off front passenger airbag

If the truck is a 2 door then it comes equipped with a switch operated with the ignition key to turn the passenger air bag off. If it is a 3 or 4 door with a back seat there is no such switch. In order to install an on/off switch to turn the passenger air bag off you will need approval, in writing, from the NHTSA otherwise it is illegal to do so.

Apr 16, 2011 | 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD

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Need to find where the ecm is on a 2005 subaru WRX

Its under the carpet on the passenger side. Lift up the carpet and there will be a metal bracket over the ecm.

Jan 14, 2011 | 2005 Subaru Impreza

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My name is matt wright and i have a 2004 subaru impreza wrx and my check engine light is on and its just annoying and i want it off. anything i can do to turn it off without havin to replace engine parts?...

only advice i can give it take the instrument cluster out of the dash and remove the light bulbs for both items. although it's not smart advice but it will solve your problem of not wanting to have it fixed correctly.

Sep 08, 2010 | 2004 Subaru Impreza

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My air bag light will not reset on 2005 durango what can i do to turn it off

Here's a quick check list for most common cost of SRS / Air bag problem.

Dirty contacts on driver and passenger seat belt buckles

Dirty contacts on seat belt connectors (under seats)

Dirty contacts on driver and passenger sides weight sensors (under seat)

Seat cover

Weight on passenger seat

(Example: grocery package trigger SRS / Air Bag light on the way home.)

I recommend you to pass an vacuum over the contacts and use CRC electronic parts cleaner to rule out connectivity2_bing.gif problem.

I DO NOT disconnecting the negative battery connector to clean the code(s)

Without the code(s) the dealer will takes "BILLABLE" time to reproduce the problem.


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Replacing used airbag system, need help

check with subaru they may just be related to batch nos,not diffrent part nos,but be careful,and see if they look exactly the same you have to be sure or they wont work when needed,subaru should be able to help even over the phone,or drop in

Sep 15, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Impreza

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SRS light in board switched on - anyway to reset that without going to dealer - occurred when someone tried to adjust the passenger seat.

the light is on because there is a failure in the system look under the seat for an unplugged connector or a torn wire if you find a problem and fix it you can erase the codes by disconnecting the battery for several minutes but this will erase everything or you may be able to have autozone reset the light after the problem is fixed keep in mind if u try and reset the light without fixing the problem the light will just turn back on

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