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Old 10-29-2008
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IS it the inertia switch causing these problems? Seriously your airbags are "supposed" to go off at 15+ mph if the impact is straight ahead.
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I was not going over 7mph, I guarantee it.....We didn't call the cops But we swapped info...He said he would give me a call once he got it fixed for me to reimburse him.

Why do i Need to replace the pre-tensioner which is not the belt clip...it is the part that winds up the belt.
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A pretensioner is a one time use deal like the bags. It pulls you back into the seat and releases the tension gently so your not flying into the airbag.

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Pretensioners preemptively tighten the belt to prevent the occupant from jerking forward in a crash. Mercedes-Benz first introduced pretensioners on the 1981 S-Class. In the event of a crash, a pretensioner will tighten the belt almost instantaneously. This reduces the motion of the occupant in a violent crash. Like airbags, pretensioners are triggered by sensors in the car's body, and most pretensioners use explosively expanding gas to drive a piston that retracts the belt. Pretensioners also lower the risk of "submarining", which is when a passenger slides forward under a loosely worn seat belt. An alternative approach being looked at by major car companies is the CG-Lock technology whereby the occupant is held in position across the lap belt so do not come out of position in the event of a crash.
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But if the belts still work i shouldnt need to replace it right?
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I'm no expert in this area, but if you just want to drive around I think your fine. You may throw a code. I'm not sure if the airbags deploy, the pretensions have to go off. As long as the belt still works I'm pretty sure your going to be ok.
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Also does anyone know what the Pyrotechnic is under the seat is?
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