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    There are dummy load resistors that will make the car's airbag computer think they're okay but as to what resistance and all that I have no clue. Also, for the dumb capacitive airbag occupancy sensor... That's a whole different story. As for parts being removed, usually that shuts down the system and disables it. It won't cause it to go off but I think working safety equipment is pretty important in a car designed to have it.


    -Karl B. 2015 Mirage DE 5 speed and 2015 Mirage ES CVT. Plenty of other cars as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Keep in mind your passenger seat includes not only an occupancy sensor but an explosive squib for its airbag - both must be accounted for to the airbag controller.

    It's a clever approach, but those explosive devices are designed to work in a very carefully thought-out manner in a specific installation. This approach removes the explosive elements from their designed configuration, as you acknowledge below.

    Will your dealer will give you any advice on this? They risk a lot of liability in the case of injury due to your actions.

    Managing risk and liability is a high-stakes game. Imagine a lawsuit hearing where someone is injured or killed in an accident and the vehicle is modified. Lawyers will do their best to find out who did what to place the blame and collect all that they can. It's scary to think about.

    We're not talking about an old Ford with outdated safety systems here.
    I hear ya, I do. I appreciate the concern. Since there will be no passenger when the passenger seat airbag is removed, I personally feel fine driving around without it. As for me injuring or killing someone in an accident and getting sued....yes it is good to be prepared but not overly worried. I don't enjoy living with hesitation. I just do.

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    Today I fabricated my custom speaker brackets. They still need to be primed and painted, then they will be finished. I used a small slab of plywood that I was given for free at the audio store when purchasing my new sound system. If you're near Madison, WI and want very professional service without being upsold (the owner literally told me to make my own brackets and not pay him) go to AMS Audio.

    The bracket will be bolted to the speaker slot on the car door frame, and then the speaker will be screwed in on top of it. It might make more sense when I am finished with the install and post more pictures. It works just like the speaker bracket made by Scosche, except these will be much better secured to door resulting in better sound quality.

    I will be using Imgur for most picture/video uploads now on because that feature is absolutely garbage on this forum (sorry but it's just facts, stop forcing logout timers and add batch upload support).

    Click this link to see the entire process:
    https://imgur.com/a/6Ym6cPa

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    Last edited by WI_Mirage; 09-04-2020 at 04:50 AM.

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