Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 16:35:51 GMT
From: hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson)
Subject: Re: Explosive seat belts

In article <agmsf9$9v$>, John Wiggins <> wrote: > 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 £250) but was concerned that Is it legal for a UK breaker's yard to sell old used seat belts of questionable history? > 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. My old '88 9000 had these explosive seatbelts and they were connected. No airbags. > 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. Are you crazy? The Saab workshop manual states that you shouldn't even try to remove them from the car unless they have been fired. If the belt has to be replaced the old belt has to be fired before it is removed from the car. The workshop manual have instructions on how this should be done in a safe way. This is not something I would send by airmail! > all were fitted with this explosive type, and that they can only be > transported by licenced operators. Isn't it the same with all explosives? > Are they this unsafe if we are > driving around with them next to us? It is not a question of what is unsafe, it is a question about what the law has to say about handling and transporting explosives. -- G–ran Larsson

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