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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. :eek:)

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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:

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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.
 

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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?

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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.
 

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Krule,

I just got the switch from the vendor you posted. Did you hook up all 5 wires? It looks like the pink wire is for 12v power?
 

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Krule,

I just got the switch from the vendor you posted. Did you hook up all 5 wires? It looks like the pink wire is for 12v power?
yes, it’s for the led light. Technicaly you don’t need to, but if your going through all the effort why not....
i trimmed a lot of the wiring down as it is meant to be universal. I put my switch and light next to each other...

I noticed you are doing this on a black 07 exige... and i was think I had the only one with an airbag switch.... :rolleyes:
 

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Haha yeah. Sorry to ruin your exclusivity.
So... The wiring diagram posted for the other switch only has 3 wires (white, yellow, green).. what do you do with the blue wire and does the three other colors hook up the same way?
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you have a different switch, it’s basically a inline disconnect to the two airbag wires (plus a power/ground for led)
it has been a while but if I remember correctly I followed the supplied instructions with the switch. Which assumes you are using the plug on the kit for the airbag module, Which I swapped with the oem...

basicaly the switch is disconnected BOTH leads to the airbag and then closing the ground to the airbag (important so you don’t have static discharge) then supplies the ecu with the correct resistance...
 

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Here is a tip to remove the connector from the airbag: there's a tab that needs to be pried off at first, it's flush to the surface of the connector, once the tab is off, the connector can be pulled off easy. See picture of connector. the yellow tab on the right side is what's keeping the connector locked to the airbag.

Also, I used a 14" compound action needle nose pliers to get in there. You can get it at Harbor Freight.

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I just finished installing a disable switch and a couple of pointers I learned.

First, instillation is substantially easier if you spend 15 minutes to remove the dash. As others have mentioned, the yellow cable is very short and you don't have room to work in the little compartment. Removing the dash eliminates this problem and it then took two minutes to splice the wires, and I was able to solder them properly so I never have to worry about it coming undone.

Second, if you are going to go through the hassle of doing this and removing the dash, consider making any other changes to the car that are easier with the dash out (stereo/speaker upgrades, etc).
 
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