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Re: airbag, Dealer scam or Dead bag. Was: One Hot V8

In a message dated 11/18/99 8:10:53 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
brett@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net writes:

> They'll just claim that the airbag unit was defective before, and 
>  that the new controller discovered it.
>  For the 1991 cars, the recall was for the acceleration sensor; 
>  apparently, it ages "funny" and becomes more sensitive over time.  I 
>  have no idea if this is the same recall. I suspect that the airbag 
>  system was updated between 1989 and 1991.
>  I do agree with Andrew on the bulb.  Don't disable the light; that 
>  light is on for a reason.  I would be very surprised if the airbag 
>  doesn't go into a fail-safe(ie, OFF) mode upon any error, so you 
>  basically have an airbag-less car right now.

I have to agree with Brett that they have no incentive to have a rep come 
look at my car.  But I am still faced with a 900 dollar bag replacement.  I 
fully understand that an airbag is supposed to save me if I get into an 
impact, but now the light is on, I fear for the worst.  Its like having a 
shotgun aiming at your chest.  Any suggestions?  Thanks for the input so far.

Feeling like a 'riceboy'(jap cars) with his chair leaned far far back,

89 200t10v
Redmond WA