Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:14:45 -0500 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> Subject: Re: airbag for 93 9000CSET
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).