Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 18:18:59 -0000
From: "Murphwiz" <murphwiznopsamail.comTAKEMEOUT>
Subject: Re: chime at startup

"Mark Gerritsma" <flat-sixnopsamet.nld> wrote in message news:1z7h8.182873$ > "Terje Johan Abrahamsen" <> schreef in bericht > news:ctu98u4fduj6vccaekli45l7smpodgkbfinopsamcom... > > >Absolutely spot on!!! I always start the car first then put my belt on, > > >obviously except this morning. Does the dealer have to disable it or can > I do it > > >myself? > > > > Why would you do that??? > > He apparantly wants to try his airbags without his seatbelts. Just in case > he didn't know: airbags are absolutely useless when you are not wearing a > seatbelt. > The older US airbags meant to also work without seatbelts are dangerous to > anyone sitting to close to the wheel or dashboard (e.g. kids and small > people). But even there they are seeing the merits of the 'European-style' > airbags. > > Well Mister high and mighty, I'm going to the dealer to switch mine off... Simple reason, It bugs the hell out of me!! I want to start the car, get the oil and vital fluids circulating for those few seconds whilst I'm putting my seatbelt on and don't wish to be 'binged' at for 6-8 secs in the process.

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