Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 17:26:16 -0500
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com">
Subject: Re: airbag for 93 9000CSET


ma_twain wrote: > > > seog wrote: > >> "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message >> news:1131038806.093823.44450nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... >> >>> seog wrote: >>> >>>> My mechanic tells me I need a new airbag for $1100.!!!!! And it's >>>> illegal >>>> here in the US to buy or sell a used one. Is there any way around >>>> that? Yes, >>>> I'm willing to take my chances as a hardened criminal. Is it >>>> difficult to >>>> install? >>>> >>> Is it really? >>> >>> Why is it I can find listings upon listings of airbags in >>> >>> http://car-part.com/ >>> >>> Depending on makes, normally you should disconnect the battery before >>> doing anything to it. If your SRS light blinks or is on afterwards, >>> have it reset by a dealer or an indy. >>> >>> But what is the symptom on your 9k? >>> >> >> Blinking SRS light. My mech. reset it and it came on again in a few >> weeks. He's the one that told me used airbags are illegal. Great site. >> I guess they don't enforce it real well. I wonder if a late model >> 96-98 airbag would fit. I am NOT putting $1100. into a car with 170k. >> A used airbag is better than no airbag. >> >> > I have a theory, if you wear your seatbelt, you don't really need an > front airbag. > > Airbags were used because people refused to wear seat belts and the car > companies were looking for a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). It is > not a Primary Restraint System (seatbelt). > > Incorrect theory. Airbags are only useful when used in conjunction with a primary restraint system (read seatbelt). An airbag by itself is practically useless. But I have a better and irrefutable one. If one never gets in collisions (note that I did not use the term accident, since it seldom is one) they need neither a seatbelt nor an airbag. -- -Fred W

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