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Old 02-27-2007
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Disabling the Airbag...

I need to figure out how to disable the airbag in my 2000 Ranger. The passenger side has the switch, but I want to turn off the Driverside. Doenst matter if its a permant shut off or something I can select either will do. Im looking to have the airbag light not on all the time either.

Before someone says something about the safety aspect of doing this, the truck is my trail truck, which is why I want the air bags gone. Of if anyone knows if i can remove the airbags but still use the plastic clading so i dont have a big hole in my dash and wheel.
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Can't you just pull the Airbag fuses? I know that is what I am going to do in my Buick, when I switch out to a Grans sport steering wheel with out an airbag. If the light stays on just pull the bulb.

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i bet the wiring for a switch would take a lot of relays for it to work.......

i would pull the fues and the bulb...
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ill have to check but i bet the fuses for the airbag run something else also.
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ok well it looks like Fuse 2 in the passenger compartment panel is the Drivers Airbag fuse, theres also one in the under the hood fuse panel, im guessing just remove both of them.

This leaves me with another question. If im going to be pulling the fuses, is there another model ranger that didnt come with an airbag that has the plastic panels to put in place of the airbags? i figure if im not going to be using them i might as well sell them.
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all Rangers that have your style steering wheel ('95+) have had airbags......unless you get an aftermarket steering wheel, you will have an airbag there...
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There was a Company on the internet that sold factory style steering wheel covers without airbags in them, for People who popped the airbag on older cars and didn't want to spend 1K+ to fix it. I can't remember the name, but If I were you I'd just buy an aftermarket wheel and adapter from grant and save your self the money.

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how about the passenger side? all the 95+ rangers have both airbags?
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if i remove the fuse the wipers dont work anymore...

not sure if it has anything to do with the 2000 model year tho
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how about the passenger side? all the 95+ rangers have both airbags?
yup......
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how about the passenger side? all the 95+ rangers have both airbags?
95 Rangers have a driver side airbag only, 96+ have both.
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if i remove the fuse the wipers dont work anymore...

not sure if it has anything to do with the 2000 model year tho
yea i have the OHV engine, so im pretty sure my fuse setup is different
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95 Rangers have a driver side airbag only, 96+ have both.
so if i find get the plastic peice out of a 95 ranger will it fit my truck?
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so if i find get the plastic peice out of a 95 ranger will it fit my truck?
I don't know if it's a direct fit but could probably be adapted.
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yea i have the OHV engine, so im pretty sure my fuse setup is different
Idk if yours is the same or not, but i thought it stopped my speedo/tach from working as well.
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Idk if yours is the same or not, but i thought it stopped my speedo/tach from working as well.

i think you are right about that!
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when i checked the fuse panel it lists only the Airbag module as being associated to that particular fuse.
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pop the bag and hope the cover doesnt get destroyed

then super glue it back on





unless u really want to sell them, im sure u can take the cover off, i have the steering wheel outa an olb buick (i think) and i took the air bag off to asplode one of these nice days, but my point is, the plastic cover comes off that one, it may come off yours too
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pop the bag and hope the cover doesnt get destroyed

then super glue it back on





unless u really want to sell them, im sure u can take the cover off, i have the steering wheel outa an olb buick (i think) and i took the air bag off to asplode one of these nice days, but my point is, the plastic cover comes off that one, it may come off yours too

yea i think thats what im going to try and do is to see if i can seperate the airbag from the cover
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not to sound redundent

but be very careful lol the smallest amount of electricty can set them off, disconnect the battery and wait a good 1/2+ hr b4 messing w/ it
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not to sound redundent

but be very careful lol the smallest amount of electricty can set them off, disconnect the battery and wait a good 1/2+ hr b4 messing w/ it
the battery has been disconnected for about 2 months now. lol. But i will be careful. ill make sure to aim it away from myself.
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Not to bring up a old threar...but where you able t get them out? I know even pulling the fuse and disconneting the battery they can still be set off.
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you can disconnect the passenger side and just leave it in, its a simple clip.

not sure on the drivers side but it has to plug in too, so whats wrong with just unplugging them?
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