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Old 03-19-2012
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Icon5 anyone know wtf this is?



its obviously some sort of switch for the airbag but its not push button or anything. pass airbag is always off.
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Looks like someone wanted to fix it so it couldn't be turned back on
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Looks like someone wanted to fix it so it couldn't be turned back on
lol i'm scared to throw an OEM switch in there. i don't want the bag to blow. I have like 4 extra switches that i want to try but then i'd be ----ed when it comes to replacing it haha
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tried pulling the metal thing? is it a cap?
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tried pushing it, pulling it forward, didn't do anything. i ripped out the ash tray to try and see if any weird wires were there but it seems to just be a cheap aftermarket replacement? i have no idea.
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okay disconnect the battery for 20 mins replace switch then hook battery back up
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if i was allowed to do it, i would. i've dealt with airbags but i haven't seen one of these before. i sent it to justin and he didn't know what it was either.

they offered to let me put the truck on their lift and fully inspect it but he wont let me swap that out which sucks

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bob doesn't know what it is. definitely making them replace it to stock if i decide to buy it. ill make them buy an OEM switch
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Weird. Is this a ranger that you are looking at?

Could it need a special key?

EDIT: Ok you just answered my question. If Bob doesnt know, then its alien.
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EDIT: Ok you just answered my question. If Bob doesnt know, then its alien.
wheres bob, we made him a new sig
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Could it be magnetic?

I would definately replace it.
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Looks like somebody glued something over the switch.
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Looks like somebody glued something over the switch.
Probably this, kids ruin everything.
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Looks like it may have used on of these keys at one time.


what kind of vehicle is it on ? looks like a factory install,just gerryrigged.

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Nothing was glued on but it was on a ranger...
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So, are you going to buy this yet or what? its been almost a week.
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This is what it should look like in the middle, so it's obviously been effed with. I'd source one out from the junk yard and replace it. Remember to disconnect your battery for at least 20 mins first( I know It's been said before, but you can never be too careful)

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So, are you going to buy this yet or what? its been almost a week.
not buying that downey esque frame
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