Question about 2004 Mazda 6
If you open up the glove box, and squeeze the sides together, it will
fold down and you can get access to the area behind it. If you look up
inside there you will see a plug with two wires, I believe it is red and
red w/ grey, it is the the only wire with a plug up under there. I
unplugged it and replugged it on mine with no problems, so you could
easily cut one of the wires and run it through a switch. When the wire
is unplugged it does set off the airbag light. I'm not sure about the
airbag light being on disabling both airbags, but if it does than you
would only have to mess with the passenger one.
they are standard wire, they can be repaired by following certain repair procedures. Your standard crimp connectors would not be a suitable method to repair a broken SRS wiring. A switch could be put in, but if I were you I would not install a switch for possible liability reasons and future headaches that may result. I'm assuming he wants to add a switch to the drivers airbag. If he wanted to add a passenger airbag deactivation switch, he could file with the NHTSA to get one installed from the dealer, or get the switch, cluster bezel, RCM, and possibly the harness from a truck in a wrecking yard.
The airbag system is quite sensitive about certain resistances and how it wants to see the crash sensors and airbag modules. If the switch corrodes over time, even just enough to add one ohm to the circuit, that is enough sometimes to make the SRS system not operate correctly. The way the PADS operates, it is not wired in series with the passenger airbag, it simply sends a signal back to the RCM telling it to not deploy the bag. If it was wired in series, a code would be thrown indicating an open circuit in the airbag.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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