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Disable airbag?

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Hi,

Is there a safe way of disabling the dashboard airbag on the passenger side? Most European cars have a switch for it, but I don't think the Boss has one..
I will have to fit a child seat (back facing forward) in either the front passenger seat or in the backseat, and it would be nice to be able to put it up front.

/theSwede
 

steveespo

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I believe you can have up to 80 lbs without the airbag being active. The car manufacturers did this to prevent injuries to children in these seats. That being said it is much safer for a child to be in the rear. If you have to do it get a strong seat and mount it rear facing.
Steve
 
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Thanks, I wasn't aware there is a weight trigger. I'll likely chuck the litte one in the backseat, but it'll be hell getting him into his seat there ???

I can only blame myself for not buying a station wagon... ;)
 
OK, this is not pointed at you but everyone in general since we are all guilty of asking things that are in the owners manual - myself included. There is a lot of good info in the manual all written by lawyers (I assume) so it is pretty thorough. Here are a few pointers and there is even more airbag facts around these pages. If you did not get the owners manual with your Boss or any Ford vehicle, they can be downloaded on the ford.com site. The site also includes Boss Supplements.

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ufnavy06

Some say he has a tattoo of his face on his face.
I guess this will be a problem I'll have later on but for now, I put Jack into his carseat/carrier and have the base of it latched to the rear seats. So after I get him into the seat, I can put the seat into the base and lock it in.
 
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ufnavy06 said:
I guess this will be a problem I'll have later on but for now, I put Jack into his carseat/carrier and have the base of it latched to the rear seats. So after I get him into the seat, I can put the seat into the base and lock it in.


Yeah, those are neat. Enjoy it while it lasts! :) My son has grown out of the carrier and I have a fixed carseat. I'll probably have to fit it in the backseat, passenger side to get enough room to drive. That means crawling through the driver's door and through the backseat everytime the kid goes out or in. It would be handy to have seat up front, but it seems a bit shaky judging from YellowBoss eminent post.

Btw - sorry for asking stoopid ;) questions, I havent had my car delivered yet and wasn't aware that the manual could be downloaded from Ford's webpage. And thanks for taking the time to look it up!

/theSwede
 
The only stupid question is the one not asked, I doubt anyone thinks this question was.

Links for the manuals can be found here:
https://trackmustangsonline.com/index.php?topic=1819.0
 

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