Removing front seats in S60 and disconnecting airbags

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by Michael M0APC, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    reconnect with the new seats.

    Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    warning system ?
    If so, is it simple to reset ?

    Cheers

    Michael.
     
    Michael M0APC, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. Michael M0APC

    byrocat Guest

    Michael M0APC wrote:
    > I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > reconnect with the new seats.
    >
    > Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > warning system ?
    > If so, is it simple to reset ?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Michael.


    I strongly urge you to get the airbag "safed" done by a licensed Volvo
    mechnic. These are explosive devices and WILL cause serious injuries.

    Same for restoring the system when you're done.
     
    byrocat, Jun 23, 2006
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  3. i agree...unless you are ok working w/explosives
    ....it can be like disarming a small bomb.....not for
    me....thanx.....


    byrocat wrote:
    > Michael M0APC wrote:
    > > I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > > remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > > reconnect with the new seats.
    > >
    > > Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > > warning system ?
    > > If so, is it simple to reset ?
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > Michael.

    >
    > I strongly urge you to get the airbag "safed" done by a licensed Volvo
    > mechnic. These are explosive devices and WILL cause serious injuries.
    >
    > Same for restoring the system when you're done.
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jun 23, 2006
    #3
  4. Michael M0APC

    Guest

    byrocat wrote:
    > Michael M0APC wrote:
    > > I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > > remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > > reconnect with the new seats.
    > >
    > > Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > > warning system ?
    > > If so, is it simple to reset ?
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > Michael.

    >
    > I strongly urge you to get the airbag "safed" done by a licensed Volvo
    > mechnic. These are explosive devices and WILL cause serious injuries.
    >
    > Same for restoring the system when you're done.


    Excellent advice, I agree completely. At the very least he runs the
    chance of having inoperative air bags after this backyard repair.
     
    , Jun 23, 2006
    #4
  5. Michael M0APC

    James Sweet Guest

    wrote:
    > byrocat wrote:
    >
    >>Michael M0APC wrote:
    >>
    >>>I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    >>>remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    >>>reconnect with the new seats.
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    >>>warning system ?
    >>>If so, is it simple to reset ?
    >>>
    >>>Cheers
    >>>
    >>>Michael.

    >>
    >>I strongly urge you to get the airbag "safed" done by a licensed Volvo
    >>mechnic. These are explosive devices and WILL cause serious injuries.
    >>
    >>Same for restoring the system when you're done.

    >
    >
    > Excellent advice, I agree completely. At the very least he runs the
    > chance of having inoperative air bags after this backyard repair.
    >



    Gah, makes me all the more glad to have a car *without* those cursed
    things. Last thing I want is a bomb going off while I'm working on my car.
     
    James Sweet, Jun 24, 2006
    #5
  6. "James Sweet" <> wrote in message
    news:Ww1ng.2206$Xn.750@trnddc05...
    > wrote:
    >> byrocat wrote:
    >> Excellent advice, I agree completely. At the very least he runs the
    >> chance of having inoperative air bags after this backyard repair.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Gah, makes me all the more glad to have a car *without* those cursed
    > things. Last thing I want is a bomb going off while I'm working on my car.


    Sadly, me too. Of all the car jobs I do, working in the vicinity of the
    airbag system makes me most uneasy. I know it probably isn't as touchy as I
    fear, otherwise there would be constant warnings to be careful beyond taking
    the usual precautions. In theory, all you have to do is power the car down
    by disconnecting the battery and waiting a minute or two before proceeding.
    Depending on how invasive you are being you may also need to unfasten the
    airbag connector and place the shorting jumper across it. But the idea that
    I could do $1000 damage in the blink of an eye and possibly injure myself in
    the process (I've seen people who were restrained by airbags) gives me the
    willies.

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Jun 24, 2006
    #6
  7. Dear friends,

    Changing the seatbelts on my 850, was treated as using ammo by my Volvo
    dealer.
    The new units came from Gothenborg, Sweden treated as explosives.

    If you not an expert please don't try it your self, you might get hurt.

    greetings from the netherlands,

    Robert



    "Michael M0APC" <> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    > I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > reconnect with the new seats.
    >
    > Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > warning system ?
    > If so, is it simple to reset ?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Michael.
    >
     
    Volvo-480-V70, Jun 24, 2006
    #7
  8. yea, true....until you need them...seatbelts
    are a hassle also...



    James Sweet wrote:
    > wrote:
    > > byrocat wrote:
    > >
    > >>Michael M0APC wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > >>>remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > >>>reconnect with the new seats.
    > >>>
    > >>>Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > >>>warning system ?
    > >>>If so, is it simple to reset ?
    > >>>
    > >>>Cheers
    > >>>
    > >>>Michael.
    > >>
    > >>I strongly urge you to get the airbag "safed" done by a licensed Volvo
    > >>mechnic. These are explosive devices and WILL cause serious injuries.
    > >>
    > >>Same for restoring the system when you're done.

    > >
    > >
    > > Excellent advice, I agree completely. At the very least he runs the
    > > chance of having inoperative air bags after this backyard repair.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Gah, makes me all the more glad to have a car *without* those cursed
    > things. Last thing I want is a bomb going off while I'm working on my car.
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jun 24, 2006
    #8
  9. Michael M0APC

    James Sweet Guest

    ~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:
    > yea, true....until you need them...seatbelts
    > are a hassle also...
    >
    >


    Seatbelts good, crash cages and crumple zones good, airbags, a bunch of
    BS in my opinion, so long as the car is designed well from the start
    they're more hassle than help.
     
    James Sweet, Jun 24, 2006
    #9
  10. "James Sweet" <> wrote in message
    news:D2jng.1157$Gh.883@trnddc02...
    >
    > Seatbelts good, crash cages and crumple zones good, airbags, a bunch of BS
    > in my opinion, so long as the car is designed well from the start they're
    > more hassle than help.


    I'm mostly with you - my acquaintances run about 50/50 with their airbag
    experiences. One says the airbag saved her life in a left turn head-on, but
    she looked like she had fallen face-first from a motorcycle. Another
    suffered two arms broken across his face because he had his arms in the
    wrong position on the wheel when the bomb went off.

    I am a seat belt (harness) fanatic, though, having two brothers who emerged
    unhurt from separate rollovers because they were belted in. Last year a
    co-worker was on the freeway near Phoenix when a nearby car had a blowout
    and swerved sideways right in front of him. He couldn't avoid hitting her in
    the driver's door, which set her car rolling over madly for hundreds of feet
    and landing upside down in an unrecognizable heap. The driver was helped out
    by bystanders - she had a cut on the back of her hand - while the baby in
    the car seat in the center of the back seat was hanging upside down with a
    puzzled expression.

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Jun 25, 2006
    #10
  11. i don't know....the numbers indicate (to me, at least) air bags
    are a net contribution...to safety...sure, there may be the ocassional
    problem...the same argument as the "i will ever use seatbelts cause' of
    the potential of a fire in the roll over" one my grandpa used all the
    time.....

    we are seeing the installiation of air bags on light aircraft now, as
    well....
    and side curtians......any reduction of "shock to the head" is good....
    there still a potential bomb though.... ;-(







    Michael Pardee wrote:
    > "James Sweet" <> wrote in message
    > news:D2jng.1157$Gh.883@trnddc02...
    > >
    > > Seatbelts good, crash cages and crumple zones good, airbags, a bunch of BS
    > > in my opinion, so long as the car is designed well from the start they're
    > > more hassle than help.

    >
    > I'm mostly with you - my acquaintances run about 50/50 with their airbag
    > experiences. One says the airbag saved her life in a left turn head-on, but
    > she looked like she had fallen face-first from a motorcycle. Another
    > suffered two arms broken across his face because he had his arms in the
    > wrong position on the wheel when the bomb went off.
    >
    > I am a seat belt (harness) fanatic, though, having two brothers who emerged
    > unhurt from separate rollovers because they were belted in. Last year a
    > co-worker was on the freeway near Phoenix when a nearby car had a blowout
    > and swerved sideways right in front of him. He couldn't avoid hitting her in
    > the driver's door, which set her car rolling over madly for hundreds of feet
    > and landing upside down in an unrecognizable heap. The driver was helped out
    > by bystanders - she had a cut on the back of her hand - while the baby in
    > the car seat in the center of the back seat was hanging upside down with a
    > puzzled expression.
    >
    > Mike
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jun 25, 2006
    #11
  12. Michael M0APC

    Jay S. Guest

    Disconnect the battery first.
    "Michael M0APC" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm looking to replace the existing interior in my S60 D5. When I
    > remove the front seats I'll need to disconnect the airbags and then
    > reconnect with the new seats.
    >
    > Does anyone know whether I'm likely to get problems with the airbag
    > warning system ?
    > If so, is it simple to reset ?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Michael.
    >
    >
     
    Jay S., Jul 5, 2006
    #12
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