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Old 09-26-2019, 11:34 AM   #1
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Disarm driver side air bag

Hello all,

I am installing a new cruise control buttons and harness on the steering wheel and need to shut the power off because the wire harness is under the airbag module.
My Sportsmobile van is a 2009 E-350 6.0 diesel 4x4 with the two starting batteries on the frame rail (passenger side).
I am looking for a way (if possible) to disconnect power to the airbag modual under the hood or something other than having to drop the batteries and disconnecting the power that way. I know it's a major job and I really don't want to do that unless I really have to.

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Old 09-26-2019, 11:44 AM   #2
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The Restraints Control Module is under the driver seat. Both airbags are powered through that module.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response,
So all I have to do is unplug it and I am good to go? Do I need to wait for a while before I deal with the airbag module?
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:09 PM   #4
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It's fairly low risk removing air bags on vehicles with good electrical systems. I try to keep out of the "blast zone" while dealing with them though. Not sure about the wait time thing.
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I think the Ford manual says to wait for 20 min, for the capacitors to discharge.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:15 PM   #6
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Job all done.
I waited for about 1/2 hour and no problem.
Thanks for the info.

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