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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Ash Patel, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Melvok

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    No one Chris ….. does not exist … as far as known ...

    Only if you find a switch above your head showing that you can switch it off.
     
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  2. Oz-ATL

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    Guys -

    I have a 2010 458 Italia and just picked up a used MB car seat on eBay that said it was Babysmart compatible.

    I turned the car on - Passenger side Airbag was on (light in the center off)

    I placed the car seat on the passenger seat and the light went off as well as an audible tone showing the passenger side airbag was then OFF.

    Pictures and Videos say quite a bit so I did a short video in case anyone was in disbelief.

    For those interested, I hope this helps.

    Dislaimer - I have the car running so people wouldn't say - "it probably doesn't work when the car is running" so sorry for the crappy audio experience.


     
  3. ttforcefed

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    were you doubting my post #12?
     
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  4. Oz-ATL

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    ha. not at all. I searched and didn't see any images or anything. If you look at the rest of the thread it seemed like others weren't convinced so I figured a quick vid would help. Technically I was backing up your #12 with a video.
     
  5. ttforcefed

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    ha! no fake news here!
     
  6. Ash Patel

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    Thanks for the info. Does it also turn the airbag off when you mount the baby seat the other way around ie. rear facing?
     
  7. Oz-ATL

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    I didn’t try that but I will and let you know.
     
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  8. Mickyd329

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    I've got one of those too. It's perfect for my 5 year old.
     
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  10. Oz-ATL

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    Confirmed yes. Turns off the passenger airbag either way.
     
  11. Oz-ATL

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    nice booster seat! What’s the make/model?
     
  12. 3POINT8

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    i'll have to go look tonight i can't recall off the top of my head
     
  13. Ash Patel

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    Thanks x 1000 :)

    can I ask you the specific model as I searched for "MB baby seat babysmart" but did not get that many hits on ebay....
     
  14. Adamtensta

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    Awesome news! Thanks for sharing. Even more excited for the spring. @Ash Patel let's take the kids out soon :)

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  15. Ash Patel

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    Hey man, did you figure out where to buy this exact model? :)
     
  16. Adamtensta

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    I saw a few on Blocket, but not in sthlm only two. So waiting for a decent one to show up at a good price.

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  17. Oz-ATL

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    “Duo Plus” by Britax if I’m not mistaken. It’s coming up in 10 years old so I may pull the sensors out and use them under a newer booster seat this year.
     
  18. Adamtensta

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    Bought a Britax, Mercedes branded, with transponder and it did not work in my 458 -12. Meaning, nothing happened...

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  19. Oz-ATL

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    Does it say Babysmart compatible on it? Also it could very well be a US thing.
     
  20. Ash Patel

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    Alan I've contacted my tech to see what they/he can do. Ferrari officially will not touch / disable the pass airbag
     
  21. Viper830tt

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    Im also interested in how this turns out. My 3 yo boy is rather big (half my height and Im 6'4"!) and he was devastated when he found out he couldnt ride in Papa's "new" 458 spider. Im looking on eBay and the seat that's used for sale with baby smart seems too small for him. Also have racing seats.
     
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