Where were you guys? I guess this really is a do it yourself thing. Have an airbag problem? First get a scanner that reads airbag codes. Try Harrison R&D in Texas (obdscan. Net). Read your DTC; mine was a B0100 left front impact sensor. Next get a manual; try (online). Don't work on airbags with out a good manual. You have to disable the zones to prevent accidental deployment ($$$ and embarassment; think the mechanic would have a good laugh about that?). For me, the manual wanted to isolate the wiring to the sensor and check for shorts and opens. That was too much work; car is not that old. So, I disabled the front zone and switched sensors; the DTC code came back B0103 right front. That pretty much was enough to go buy a sensor ($75) from the dealer and kill the problem. I still think overall I spent way less, I'm tooled up for the next thing and I don't know about you, but I like fixing things.
Monday, February 4th, 2008 AT 4:06 PM