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Nope, airbag won't work. Otherwise its a straight swap
thanks for reply. thats grate news. il be covering the dash in a cloth material so airbag wont even show up as it will be coverd by the cloth.

but why wouldnt the airbag work? id have all wires etc? just curious
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The dash without the airbag is solid across where it should be. So I'd imagine you'd have to saw off the section so the airbag can come through.
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The dash without the airbag is solid across where it should be. So I'd imagine you'd have to saw off the section so the airbag can come through.
the old car has the airbag and the section for it to release. it says airbag on that dash. i ment if i put that whole dash in my 3door could i then use that airbag?
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If you wired it all up right I suppose it would easily be possible to wire the airbag in then, yeah! Might be a bit tricky though
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If you wired it all up right I suppose it would easily be possible to wire the airbag in then, yeah! Might be a bit tricky though
il give it a go. as long as all wires fit and the full dash will fit. i wont have a problem with the airbag light displaying would i if it was fitted ok? i mean the ecu would pick it up ok?
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But putting a fabric over the dash will mean that even if you get it to function properly, it won't actually do you any good in an accident, as the fabric will stop the airbag from deploying properly.

You'd have to wire up the airbag ecu, with whatever sensors it needs. It's probable that the wiring is in the loom, it's cheaper to make all the looms the same and have some spare wires than it is to make individual looms for different variants, but I reckon sorting the airbag would be more hassle than it's worth!
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But putting a fabric over the dash will mean that even if you get it to function properly, it won't actually do you any good in an accident, as the fabric will stop the airbag from deploying properly.

You'd have to wire up the airbag ecu, with whatever sensors it needs. It's probable that the wiring is in the loom, it's cheaper to make all the looms the same and have some spare wires than it is to make individual looms for different variants, but I reckon sorting the airbag would be more hassle than it's worth!
Won't be saying that if it saves a passengers life in the future!
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Ain't gonna be saving anyones life if it's covered up in fabric!
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Ain't gonna be saving anyones life if it's covered up in fabric!
i see your point but i was going to cover the airbag panel seperate. But if its to much hassle to wire it up then i wont bother. Its not like il be loosing out on an airbag as i dont have one in it now
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The airbag cover panel is specially designed to split in a particular way. I would suggest that any covering other than the manufacturers design is likely to impair the operation. The panels are usually weakened in a star pattern so that they split from the centre allowing the airbag out. If you cover this in fabric then it can't split properly.

If you're going to wire the airbag I'd suggest, for safety, that you leave that bit uncovered, as if it can't split properly it's likely to propel a large chunk of dash out into the passenger compartment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury rather than reducing it!

Don't want to be a spoilsport, or naysayer, just pretty certain that it's not worth the effort of wiring it all up if it's not gonna work!
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The airbag cover panel is specially designed to split in a particular way. I would suggest that any covering other than the manufacturers design is likely to impair the operation. The panels are usually weakened in a star pattern so that they split from the centre allowing the airbag out. If you cover this in fabric then it can't split properly.

If you're going to wire the airbag I'd suggest, for safety, that you leave that bit uncovered, as if it can't split properly it's likely to propel a large chunk of dash out into the passenger compartment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury rather than reducing it!

Don't want to be a spoilsport, or naysayer, just pretty certain that it's not worth the effort of wiring it all up if it's not gonna work!
yeah i understand totaly mate. dont think il bother wiring it up then as i did open another thread askin bout this and replys seem to be it will basicly be a pain in the arse to fit lol. so probly just not bother wiring it up and just cover it up so it looks like it was never there. but can i take out actual airbag so i can use the front panel fascia so theres no big hole in the dash?
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sneeky peek of the dash in the car. desided to spray instead of fabric as it would have been a payn to get the fabric right without creases and folds and cuts etc.

so anyways heres 1 pic. glove box not on yet but thats black with blue handle. did have it all on in the car and it looks brill but iv come accross some electrical problems so had to strip the dash again. finishing it off tomorrow........
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sneeky peek of the dash in the car. desided to spray instead of fabric as it would have been a payn to get the fabric right without creases and folds and cuts etc.

so anyways heres 1 pic. glove box not on yet but thats black with blue handle. did have it all on in the car and it looks brill but iv come accross some electrical problems so had to strip the dash again. finishing it off tomorrow........
thats lookin **** hot mate, too bad about the electrics tho, but really likin the dash matches in perfectly
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thats lookin **** hot mate, too bad about the electrics tho, but really likin the dash matches in perfectly
ta mate. looks the dogs with the glove box on. oh did steering wheel to
now that looks different haha lol. il get more pics up tomorrow when all is done
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well nipped out to halfords today and spent 8 on a box of 100 mixed mini fuses. replaced every mini fuse in the ecu box and then rememberd the fuse box under the bonnet. replaced all mini ones in there to ( but to be fair none of them looked damaged) then looked at the big ones under the bonnet and what do you know one has shortend. so went to a motor factors near mine and payed 5.98 for 2 big fuses. and problem solved. so now car is all put together. heres pics........

now i lknow its not best job in the world and i did a few scratches putting it all ack in. but when i can be botherd i will be touching it up
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