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    A few questions (disconnecting battery, remove passenger seat to mount amp?)

    Does anyone know if I can:
    Disconnect the battery without any issues?
    Remove the passenger seat without any issues (including those airbag wires) Temporarily to mount the amp and perform wiring.
    Any thoughts on running the power wire?


    Thanks in advance,
    Sean



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    Disconnecting the battery should never pose any problem. the rest of the questions I have no idea ;-)

    They disconnected my battery when they installed the alarm system

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4v3r1ck View Post
    Disconnecting the battery should never pose any problem. the rest of the questions I have no idea ;-)

    They disconnected my battery when they installed the alarm system
    Thank you for your input

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    If you disconnect the battery first all the other issues go away : )
    (Disconnect Neg. Cable first and reconnect Neg. Cable last)
    If you need to reconnect power while airbag seat sensor is unplugged you will get warning lights... not an issue.
    When you are all done just disconnect battery again, plug all sensors back in then reconnect battery.
    The computer will rediscover all connections and reset.
    All will be right with the Universe.... with a little more base : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by IchabodCrane View Post
    If you disconnect the battery first all the other issues go away : )
    (Disconnect Neg. Cable first and reconnect Neg. Cable last)
    If you need to reconnect power while airbag seat sensor is unplugged you will get warning lights... not an issue.
    When you are all done just disconnect battery again, plug all sensors back in then reconnect battery.
    The computer will rediscover all connections and reset.
    All will be right with the Universe.... with a little more base : )
    The light is still on after reconnecting everything while the battery was disconnected. I have a scan tool but its not a code I am able to reset. A problem for the dealer when I make a trip there for my first oil change in a few months I figured I would update the thread in case anyone else attempts the same.

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    On many cars, the passenger occupant sensor will need to be recalibrated any time the passenger seat is removed.

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    Look at my underseat subwoofer thread and you will see how I ran my power wire. It's not easy, but do it the right way. DO NOT cheap out and run the wire through the door jam as that is a fire hazard. Make sure you fuse the power wire close to the battery too.


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