Elise Airbag: 2 stage? - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Chicagomax
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Lake Barrington, IL
Posts: 47
Elise Airbag: 2 stage?

I am trying to get a passenger airbag on/off switch for my elise(so I can take my 4 year old with me to car shows/weekend drives), and the company who makes these (AOI, a.k.a. Pro Gard) said their switches only work on 2 stage airbags, not 3 stage airbags. Does anyone know if the elise passenger side is a 2 stage airbag? Does anyone happen to know the brand of airbag?

Thanks!
Max
Chicagomax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 12:20 PM
los
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 228
single stage airbag. that was one of the reasons beside crash test that stopped the sale of elise in North America.
los is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Lake Barrington, IL
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by los View Post
single stage airbag. that was one of the reasons beside crash test that stopped the sale of elise in North America.
Thanks, los! Can anyone out there tell me the manufacturer of the airbags?
Chicagomax is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 03:05 PM
los
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 228
you can take the airbag module out and look behind it. I believe its either KSS or BREED.

It is one thing to remove the airbag completely, bypassing the airbag wiring is another. If you have no idea what you are doing (and with your youngster in mind), I would STRONGLY advice against messing with the wiring of the airbag/explosive device. Even if you have disconnected the wires, the charge in the airbag remains after disconnection.

Last edited by los; 07-04-2019 at 03:13 PM.
los is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Parts Finder
 
Partsfinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New York
Posts: 236
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by los View Post
you can take the airbag module out and look behind it. I believe its either KSS or BREED.

It is one thing to remove the airbag completely, bypassing the airbag wiring is another. If you have no idea what you are doing (and with your youngster in mind), I would STRONGLY advice against messing with the wiring of the airbag/explosive device. Even if you have disconnected the wires, the charge in the airbag remains after disconnection.
There is no way for the air bag to deploy without the 12v power signal sent from a SRS brain. Simply unplug the airbag or install properly designed shut off switch as found in many pick up trucks.

Past favorites

99 Esprit
02 Eurovan Weekender
62 Falcon 450hp under 2000lbs
(My first power to weight car)
Partsfinder is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Lake Barrington, IL
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by los View Post
you can take the airbag module out and look behind it. I believe its either KSS or BREED.

It is one thing to remove the airbag completely, bypassing the airbag wiring is another. If you have no idea what you are doing (and with your youngster in mind), I would STRONGLY advice against messing with the wiring of the airbag/explosive device. Even if you have disconnected the wires, the charge in the airbag remains after disconnection.
Thanks for the brand of airbags, much appreciated! And donít worry, while I love to try a new diy, since this one has to do with my sons safety Iím going to entrust the installation of the switch to TJ at the lotus service center nuccio is starting up! That is, as long as I can confirm the switch AOI makes will work with kss or breed single stage airbags. Iíll report back when I find out!

Thanks again,

Max
Twaszak! likes this.
Chicagomax is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Registered User
 
RST233's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 34
FWIW, in CT all passengers in the front seat must be 13 years or older. Guess IL is a bit different.
RST233 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > Lotus Elise

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome