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Old 21st May 2019, 11:09
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I am sure I read a thread on here about fitting a wooden steering wheel and fooling the airbag sensor with use of some resistors. I have searched and canít find the thread😩
Mine in an early car with o e stage airbag. What resistance do I need to put in series between the two airbag wires
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Old 21st May 2019, 12:16
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You can also just pull the airbag sensor box from behind the centre console. Pictures from mine on here somewhere
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Old 21st May 2019, 12:45
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You can also just pull the airbag sensor box from behind the centre console. Pictures from mine on here somewhere
I wrongly thought that I had 2 airbags. But now I understand that the passenger side doesnít have one. Now Iíve built the dash so canít get to the module so will do the resistor solution.
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Old 21st May 2019, 17:09
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It's worth joining the Z Register for this sort of stuff as well.
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Old 21st May 2019, 17:28
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Old 22nd May 2019, 04:37
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Hi Hugh,
3.3 ohm resistor for each squib that you need to isolate. I had a Two stage airbag so needed to go across the two circuits, two resistors. Check your wires coming out and trace to work out horn and airbag/s as appropriate.
Hope this helps. Cheers.
Oh and remember that faults in the SRS system will hard fault until reset by a scan tool. (Light will stay on even if picking up resistor until cleared)
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Old 22nd May 2019, 12:24
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Hi Hugh,
3.3 ohm resistor for each squib that you need to isolate. I had a Two stage airbag so needed to go across the two circuits, two resistors. Check your wires coming out and trace to work out horn and airbag/s as appropriate.
Hope this helps. Cheers.
Oh and remember that faults in the SRS system will hard fault until reset by a scan tool. (Light will stay on even if picking up resistor until cleared)
Thank you thatís great
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Old 22nd May 2019, 15:04
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You'll need air bag warning reset tool b800 cheap enough on eBay. I would put a fuse in line with resister.

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Old 22nd May 2019, 16:27
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You'll need air bag warning reset tool b800 cheap enough on eBay. I would put a fuse in line with resister.
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What size fuse would you use?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 16:50
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Ah! Got me there lol I just bought pre built version off eBay which had a fuse as part of it. Just checked on eBay- it was a yellow sealed unit with 2 amp fuse. Fuse is there to Stop resistor blowing if the airbag is triggered

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F261532857253

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Old 22nd May 2019, 18:55
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Thanks for that link Smash! Just ordered one as well.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 08:15
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Here is a picture of mine when I was remodelling the centre console.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/wAjcsZRqrtzkY3mz7

The airbag sensor box was about where the heater dial is in the picture
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