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I'm looking to swap my driver's side seat out with a Sparco R100 Vinyl Black seat and wanted to see what it would take to eliminate the SRS Air Bag light and allow my air bag system to still function correctly without the seat's side airbag in it.



Yes, I am aware that modifying my SRS Air Bag system and removing something that's designed to protect me in the case of some sort of accident such as a T-bone or front end collision is dangerous/stupid/etc. However, I just can't stand my seat and really like the R100 over how mine feels.

So, if anyone's swapped their seat out for another one, let me know what resistor you used. Thanks!
 

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Not sure about the new Mazda because I haven't got to mine yet - but in my 2012 Civic that I built I went to the junk yard, tore the seat part of the connector out of another car, clipped the wires and soldered 3 x 1 OHM resistors to the back of the connector, then plugged my new connector into where the old one unplugged from. This allowed me to revert if I ever wanted to without permanently damaging the connector that ran to the ECU - just the seat end.

I took this idea from another civic forum at the time, but here is a rough idea of what I mean

DIY: [How-To:] Racing Seat airbag light fix - Nissan 370Z Forum
 

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Bump.

RDF gave a great example on getting it done, I'm just seeing if anyone knows what resistor I'll need to throw in to eliminate the light. I've searched high and low but can't find anything online in regards to this.
 

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So I'm gonna take a shot in the dark with my car. The Gen 2 guys seem to have success placing a 2.4ohm resistor in the airbag plug to eliminate the airbag light (supposedly 2.3 to 2.8 can be used but 2.4 seems universally liked). Here's the resistor(s) I found on eBay. Since I'm just replacing my driver's side seat I won't have to worry about defeating any weight sensor as far as I can tell. Will report back with results when I purchase the seat.

I mean worst case ontario I throw the resistor in and blow my airbags out, right? :laugh2:
 

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Did you ever end up doing it? Curious to know if it worked for you before I blow my airbags up lol.


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Did you ever end up doing it? Curious to know if it worked for you before I blow my airbags up lol.
Not yet, life keeps getting in the way of mods :mad:

Could be awhile before I do this but keep an eye on my build thread, will most likely post results there
 

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Did you ever end up doing it? Curious to know if it worked for you before I blow my airbags up lol.


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FYI - this wont blow any airbags out. Worst case if it doesn't work you get an airbag light on your dash indicating somethings wrong with the system.

The resistor is simply there to trick the system into thinking there is still an airbag present to remove the light, nothing more.
 

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The resistor is simply there to trick the system into thinking there is still an airbag present to remove the light, nothing more.
I really didn't ever expect to blow my airbags out. That mostly came from an inside joke me and a few friends had talking about it. Saying, "We'll get the resistor in and as soon as we turn the car on, every bag will blow instantly. Then we can gut it and go full race car" :laugh2::laugh2:

However, caution should always been taken when working on the SRS system like this.
 
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