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im in the market for a 355 gts or b ? about baby seat

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  1. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

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    hi will the air bag turn off for passenger side when infant seat is installed ,i take my son out in my tr and was wondering about the 355 set up?thanks
     
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  3. phrogs

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    Nope, Only way to disarm it would be to Unplug it and you will get a Airbag light then.
     
  4. blkdiablo33

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    i dont mind an air bag light on is it easy to unplug or things need to be removed for access
     
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  8. blkdiablo33

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    Thanks for all your reply’s when the right 355 comes around will just unplug it
     
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  9. Robb

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    You can pull the bulb also after the disconnect so you aren’t looking at the bulb on while driving.

    Same issue if you swap to a non airbag steering wheel.

    I’m not sure the airbags are still expected to work properly after 25 years anyway.

    Robb
     
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  10. Robb

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    It was pointed out to me by an owner not currently on Fchat

    "If the owner unplugs the air bag and gets a fault, he won’t pass inspection.
    Disabling safety features can be against the law - So do your due diligence."

    In my home state of AZ, we don't have inspections, just emissions for most cars.

    Because more modern cars have an "off" setting for the passenger airbag due to child seats, I can't imagine an owner would be penalized for basically deciding to bring this same decision to older cars... but I'm not a lawyer and not very fond of our litigious society where we all must operate.

    Enjoy.

    Robb
     
  11. kenneyd

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    I take my kids for rides all the time. My youngest is now 4, but the car seat I use is thin and with its 5pt harness, I doubt the airbag would reach him.

    Either way, it's a great experience to share with everyone. Im glad to see others with kiddos
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  14. Meister

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    There was a huge discussion about disabling passenger air bags (due to kids) on a lotus forum a while back. From what i recall, there is a DMV exempt form or process by which you apply for and get (legal) approval to have the passenger air bag disabled.
     
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  15. sevminasyan

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    one connector under the dash I believe you can see it through the center vents and you can install a resistor on the plug to have the light off without pulling the bulb.
     
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