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    Is there a way to disable the seat airbags

    without getting an SRS check light? I have a pair of
    Recaro SRD's I'd like to install in my WRX.

    Thanks in advance,
    Matt

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    you need to put a resistor in the airbag plug. I believe it is 3ohm
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    Yep that's basically what you do.

    If I remember the story right, in automotive history there was this vocal guy (can't remember his name) in I think fuel economy or was it safety?....well flash forward to today, he's old and his wife is old. He's worried about the safety of his elderly wife when the airbag goes off.

    He did a couple shots of disabling the airbag, and fool the sensors, basically with a potentiometer and found the correct resistance as the SRS light when off, and stick the correct resistor in.

    The quick law says you can do it. A shop cannot, unless you sign a set of waivers so that they are not liable.

    It was an article in Car & Driver titled something like "Just Say No to Airbags"

    Here's the article

    http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caran...ywords=airbags

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    Thanks for the info guys!

    Finally ordered the Recaro seat brackets for my WRX.
    www.seatsource.com

    Was told by many people that the 2000 Impreza brackets
    will work on a 2002 WRX. We'll see and they arrive.

    Matt

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