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Disable airbag warning light for seat replacement?

I've got a racing seat that I pop in the 500 for track days. It doesn't have an airbag installed so the airbag fail alarm comes on when you start the car and the airbag warning light stays on. I've not been able to get any hard facts on what I'd need to do to disable it.

Some of the Punto and Alfa forums reckon that it's a 2.2ohm resistor on theirs. I assume you then close the circuit with this resistor in the middle and the system is fooled into thinking the airbag is there.

Does anyone happen to know the technical specs of the resistor I'd need for the 500?

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Re: Disable airbag warning light for seat replacement?

I ashume you swap the seats back and forth

When you put origonal seat back in does the light go out automatically upon reconnecting the airbag?

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I'd be VERY nervous about trying to bypass the light. Does the light cause a problem?

My concern would be activating the air bags - all seven of them, both from the potential for injury if you're next to one at the time but also the sheer cost of replacing them all, the air bag control unit AND the seatbelt pretensioners in that instance.
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I'd be VERY nervous about trying to bypass the light. Does the light cause a problem?

My concern would be activating the air bags - all seven of them, both from the potential for injury if you're next to one at the time but also the sheer cost of replacing them all, the air bag control unit AND the seatbelt pretensioners in that instance.
I swap them around, race seat for track days and road seat for normal use.

The airbag lights go out when the normal seat is back in place and plugged in via the connector underneath.

The light doesn't cause a problem as such, it's just slightly annoying. It isn't a bypass as such, I just want to fool the system into accepting that an airbag is in place to make the light go out.

As I understand it (though I'd be happy to be corrected) you've got 3 wires. 2 are the airbag circuit, 1 I assume is the trigger for the bang signal. Bypassing the circuit with a resistor will mean that in the event of airbags being triggered the signal will still get sent to the drivers airbag. It just won't do anything. While the other airbags will still go off as normal.

I'm just curious about the right settings for the resistor. Just wondering if anyone knows the correct settings.
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As I understand it (though I'd be happy to be corrected) you've got 3 wires. 2 are the airbag circuit, 1 I assume is the trigger for the bang signal. Bypassing the circuit with a resistor will mean that in the event of airbags being triggered the signal will still get sent to the drivers airbag. It just won't do anything. While the other airbags will still go off as normal.

I'm just curious about the right settings for the resistor. Just wondering if anyone knows the correct settings.
I don't know much about Thorax airbags, but I know the front ones only have 2 wires (or 4 in the case of models like my Stilo with dual stage bags).

So not sure what the 3rd is for. There isn't a seatbelt lamp it could possibly be for it there?
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