AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

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AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby IFlyMX5-1996 » April 21st, 2012, 9:09 am

Here I am, replacing my air bag computer - cannot find the url with the full detailed instructions. Anyone have it?

I have the bottom console out. I am stalled because one screw from the console that surrounds the stereo is locked. Kev has the pb-blaster and he is getting doughnuts - so I removed the panel under the steering wheel and removed the glove compartment and I put in the little bypass circuits I was go graciously lent.

Now... who has the link for the directions....
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby basedriver » April 21st, 2012, 11:31 am

If you are in Anne Arundel county. Go to the library and use the Alldata database that is only available at the library.

If not also look up replacing the heater core, your module is just above that.
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby basedriver » April 21st, 2012, 11:35 am

BTW those bypass sensors were mainly for checking after the install before hooking up explosive airbags. Especially the passenger one that will destroy a windshield on a 94-97.

Walt

I do have a factory manual for a 94 if you want to send your helper to Pasadena for it.
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby IFlyMX5-1996 » April 21st, 2012, 4:10 pm

All done. I have Alldat DIY subscription. I went through the steps to remove the dashboard then I went through the directions to remove the heater core.

The most difficult part is the center bolt at the top of the dash. You know there was no windshield when they put that bugger in.

No more air bag light! Success - 6 hours of work and we are good. I will connect the airbags back up in a second - but I need a break.
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby basedriver » April 21st, 2012, 5:58 pm

Not too bad of a job when you get over the anxiety of ripping your dash out huh?
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby IFlyMX5-1996 » April 21st, 2012, 6:56 pm

I still have some anxiety - 2 screws extra.... I had the schematics for the reinstallation... but still 2 extra screws.

I have to boast... I have the CLEANEST under dash area in the WORLD OF MIATAS!!!! We lysol'ed the entire thing. No wooley buggers were left and there was quite a collection of long blonde hair in the foam that runs along the window. Also used that white lithium grease for the joints like the heat unit controls and such.

Next, I go led in the panel! Not really, but Kevin was plotting.
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Re: AIR BAG COMPUTER TASK

Postby IFlyMX5-1996 » April 23rd, 2012, 6:57 am

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