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Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Post by darrylrobert » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:54 am

ive disconnected and re connected my front and rear seats numerous times without disconnecting the battery, no deployments. I once also used my cell phone at a gas station, no explosion.

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Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Post by abscate » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 am

You can pop an SRS code if you leave the power up and disconnect a seat from 1999-

It’s a pain to clear if you don’t have VIDA or a upscale scanner
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Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Post by jonesg » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 pm

I got srs when I unplugged the rear seat harness, bought a $240 autel to clear code, then another $300 for vida setup on a laptop.
$550 later.... I now unhook the battery first.
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Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Post by - Pete - » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:34 pm

Technically, you can unplug the seat modules with the battery still hooked up. You just must first wait until all signs of life have shut down - key out, all lights & bells off, usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes. I tested this just 2 days ago to see. Yes, you will pop an SRS DIM message if you unplug them while power is still coursing the network. Easy to clear in ViDA though.
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