Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 15:26:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: "John Wiggins" <jbwigginsnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Explosive seat belts


This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0010_01C229C1.223DD620 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I gave my old 88 9000 to my son to take out of the UK. He thinks he = needs to replace the driver's seat belt. I obtained the complete thing = from a breaker's yard (new price is about =A3250) but was concerned that = part of the mechanism is labelled as explosive. This seems to be the = firing system for the automatic belt tensioner that triggers when an = accident occurs. The scrap car it came out of (about year 2000?) did not = have air bags and there was no triggering cable connection to the = explosive device so these may have been fitted to cars as a matter of = course, regardless of whether they were to be connected up. I have = contacted the Saab website to see if this belt system can be sent in the = mail; in this case it would be by air mail. I also queried if some 9000s = were fitted with the older type of non-explosive device. They tell me = all were fitted with this explosive type, and that they can only be = transported by licenced operators. Are they this unsafe if we are = driving around with them next to us? Has anybody had experience of = handling these things? John UK ------=_NextPart_000_0010_01C229C1.223DD620 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I gave my old 88 9000 to my son to take = out of the=20 UK. He thinks he needs to replace the driver's seat belt. I obtained the = complete thing from a breaker's yard (new price is about =A3250) but was = concerned=20 that part of the mechanism is labelled as explosive. This seems to be = the firing=20 system for the automatic belt tensioner that triggers when an = accident=20 occurs. The scrap car it came out of (about year 2000?) did not have air = bags=20 and there was no triggering  cable connection to the explosive = device so=20 these may have been fitted to cars as a matter of course, regardless of = whether=20 they were to be connected up. I have contacted the Saab website to see = if this=20 belt system can be sent in the mail; in this case it would be by air = mail. I=20 also queried if some 9000s were fitted with the older type of = non-explosive=20 device. They tell me all were fitted with this explosive type, and that = they can=20 only be transported by licenced operators. Are they this unsafe if = we are=20 driving around with them next to us? Has anybody had experience of = handling=20 these things?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>John UK</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML> ------=_NextPart_000_0010_01C229C1.223DD620--

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