Children in car seats should never be put in the front seat. In fact children under the age of 13 should never be in the front seat. Their bodies are not large enough or strong enough to sustain the impact of a crash or an airbag. For your baby's safety and your peace of mind it'd be best for you to keep your baby in the rear seat and get a mirror for the back seat to see what's going on.
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This is not recommended as the cars Ecu would start throwing up many error codes even if it was possible! The only airbag that it is possible to deactivate is the passenger one and only for safety reasons of carrying a baby seat or young passengers!
Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
1. Wait at least 90 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned off and the negative (-) terminal cable is
disconnected from the battery before starting the
(The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source, so
if work is started within 90 seconds of disconnecting
the negative (-) terminal cable of the battery, the SRS
may be deployed).
2. Do not directly expose the steering pad, front
passenger airbag assembly, center airbag sensor
assembly, front airbag sensor, front seat inner belt
assembly, seat position sensor, occupant
classification ECU, front seat side airbag assembly,
side airbag sensor, curtain shield airbag assembly,
rear airbag sensor or front seat outer belt assembly to
hot air or flames.
if you deactivate and a pasenger is injured in any accident,you will be liable for serious damages.if its for a baby seat,then take a tip and put the baby in the back with an "isofix" seat (see isofix webpage) you have to remove the whole explosive device to deactivate.
You need to leave this one to the dealer as there is no key switch in this model like most GMs have. It is very dangerous working with the airbag system if you are not trained as the propellants used border on being explosive.
Beyond this, it is still a bad idea to put the baby in front unless absolutely necessary as the rear seat provides better protection.
I work for Ford. In our vehciles, we have an "***: sensor in the seat that senses the wieght in the passenger seat. If no one is there, air bag is deactivated. If a light wieght, slow deployment, If over 150 lbs, regular deployment.
You womer manual should tell you if you have this. Also, call your delaer service department, they answer these questions all the time. god luck/
If your Focus is a new model the passenger side airbag has a sensor that in effect weighs what is in the passenger seat, and will turn itself off if the weight is below a min, you will see an indicator lite up on the dash indicating this. If your Focus does not have this smart system then I recomment that you not tamper in any way with the passive restraint air bag system, to do so could cause grave personnel injury. Consault your local Ford dealer over the phone they will help.