LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: INSTALLED: Passenger Airbag Disable Switch Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-14-2019 07:47 AM
Krule You should do this first: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.do...3012017_v3.pdf

I got mine here: Airbag Switches
The sales guy was helpful and tried to find a plug and play connector but in the end, I had to spice. I put the light in the cubby tray, technically it should be mounted up high, but I didn't want to deal with that...
07-12-2019 09:53 AM
gabylonfive bringing this way back from the dead - looks like this original kit may be NLA but does anyone know of a comparable kit available elsewhere? Looking to install an airbag disable switch in my 05 Elise.
10-09-2014 08:52 PM
DrTurbo SwingLo,

Did you buy and install the airbag switch you posted about back in 2013. I'm thinking of buying and installing one and was wondering how it worked out?

Thanks
01-22-2014 04:08 AM
ulao see here
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/l...1/#post2795505
08-29-2013 06:27 AM
ulao Does anyone have a schematic or understanding of how the wiring is to be done? I was assuming one would install a switch in series with the ground but looking at that price and complexity in the universal jobs I stand to be wrong. There are plenty of key switches for $5 that would work but I need to know how it needs to be wired. Also I see a resister is needed to trick the air bag light. I'd personally rather know if its off but are there drawbacks that are not immediately clear?

ok this is a start
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_108405/article.html

Lots of good cautionary reading there. Also looks like a simple double pull key switch with led indicator is all it takes. Switching to off would simply put a 2ohm resistor across the two airbag lines and unplug it from the airbag. I'm not sure what color ( looks like grey and black form previous images here ) would carry the + voltage for an LED. I could check that with a meter ( not a continuity check !!! ) to be sure. I wish I had a spare airbag laying around to play with. Hate to get awarded a Darwin metal for it.

More of this is in the interest of understanding. Trying it will not be a good suggestion. What I may end up doing is buying a spare switch for airbag shuts off off ebay and examine it. If this is truly all that it takes, then any airbag cut off should work. I have seen them for $15 on ebay.
02-08-2013 09:57 AM
SwingLo Look on page 2 - there's your source - unfortunately says it's unavailable.

My guess would be call or email Electronix Online and see if they are getting anymore.

I googled and found this:

Order

02-08-2013 09:50 AM
ChrisD Me Three.
02-03-2013 08:59 AM
Vertigoo I am also interested in buying one of these. If anyone knows where I can get one.
02-01-2013 08:30 PM
mf_silva
Re: INSTALLED: Passenger Airbag Disable Switch

Interested as well

Sent from my HTC PG09410 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
02-01-2013 06:20 PM
thejohnblack Ditto, are kits still available? I just bought a 2005 Elise and need to put in a switch so the kiddos can go for rides this spring. )

Thanks.
12-29-2012 12:24 PM
Un Orthodoc's Are these switches still available?
08-22-2012 12:10 PM
bryanf650 Okay...so I did this and have a problem.

First of all, it is a PITA. There is very little access and the yellow wire is very short. Getting the little clamps around the wires and on securely is very difficult. It doesn't help to take the airbag cover off. The wires are not accessible from the front because there is a riveted plastic piece that surrounds the airbag. I got it all installed and everything was fine until I turned the switch to the 'on' position. Then the airbag light came on.

I took it to Rob at Dietsch Werks (who was great, as usual) and he hooked it up to the scanner and we determined that there was indeed a problem with the airbag when the switch was on. I figured I must have screwed something up, so I took the car home and double checked that everything wired correctly. It was, but then I noticed that the airbag connector comes out very easily. I think I must have screwed it up when I was disconnecting it to pull out the yellow wire. Then I noticed that the connector has a locking mechanism--this little flappy strap that inserts into the top. Well, I didn't pull that little strap when I yanked the connector off. Does anyone have any experience with this connector? Did I screw up the connector or the airbag? Ideas?

TIA
08-14-2012 06:20 AM
bryanf650
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryanf650 View Post
Quick question for those who have done this. Is it significantly easier to do this by pulling the airbag cover off rather than trying to do everything from the access panel? It seems like is should be, but I can't tell from the pictures.

Thanks!!!
Anyone?
08-09-2012 06:03 PM
obanaga Are there any shops in SF bay area that can perform this mod?
08-09-2012 05:38 PM
bryanf650 Quick question for those who have done this. Is it significantly easier to do this by pulling the airbag cover off rather than trying to do everything from the access panel? It seems like is should be, but I can't tell from the pictures.

Thanks!!!
07-20-2012 02:12 PM
ARENO I have only owned my 2005 for 4 days now and this was my first mod, it was awesome to see the smile on my daughters face when she took her first ride in elise. I would recomend this mod to any owner with children. Thanks for the info guys
02-06-2012 12:11 PM
jallingt I just installed mine yesterday, 11" pliers are a must!
Childrens seat installs fine using a mity tite car seat tightener
I could not figure out how to disconnet the wire from the air bag so I did the wiring with it plugged in. PITA until I got longer pliers!
I got power for the LED from the wiper motor fuse in the Interior fuse block.
01-11-2012 05:04 AM
keinayo This is a great mod! and very cheap!
11-22-2011 05:17 AM
Dave Airbag switches are back in stock and on sale too...click below.

Universal Passenger Airbag Disable Switch - Electronix Online - Computer and Electronic Parts and Supplies

.
10-16-2011 07:27 AM
spectre I bought one but didn't end up installing it. PM me if you want to buy it.
This thread has more than 20 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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

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