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Removing front seats in S60 and disconnecting airbags

 
Michael M0APC
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      22-06-2006
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.

 
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byrocat
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      23-06-2006

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.

 
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~^ beancounter ~^
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      23-06-2006
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.


 
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hjsjms@cs.com
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      23-06-2006

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.

 
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James Sweet
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      24-06-2006
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> 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.
 
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Michael Pardee
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      24-06-2006
"James Sweet" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> (E-Mail Removed) 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


 
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Volvo-480-V70
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      24-06-2006
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" <(E-Mail Removed)> schreef in bericht
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> 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.
>



 
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~^ beancounter ~^
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      24-06-2006
yea, true....until you need them...seatbelts
are a hassle also...



James Sweet wrote:
> (E-Mail Removed) 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.


 
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James Sweet
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      24-06-2006
~^ 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.
 
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Michael Pardee
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      25-06-2006
"James Sweet" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> 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


 
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