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post #1 of 9 Old 09-23-2017, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Side Airbags deployed....

Hi, there

Today the most crazy thing happened ( If I could say )...

I was with the mechanic this morning, replacing the parking brake lever.
Power Outlet, 4WD controller, and parking brake lever sensor cable all disconnected.

At a certain point we started the engine to move the car.

The rear gate was open, I closed it but like I normally do, then like 3 seconds later the side air bags deployed...

Before of that, I have to admit that a month ago the airbag warning light lit and remained on... didn't have time to take it to a dealers shop and scan the thing out...

Could it be the slamming of the rear gate that deployed the airbags, or was it the sum of all things.?

Luckily that a good friend of mine is in the USA, and he will try to get all the parts from a junk yard...

By mid November the cargo could be here...

What I'm afraid here is that if I just disconnect the battery and install the hole thing to the car, what will happen at the moment I reconnect the battery. Knowing that the light was on before the blow.

What will be the procedure?

Regards...


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post #2 of 9 Old 09-23-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, there

Today the most crazy thing happened ( If I could say )...

I was with the mechanic this morning, replacing the parking brake lever.
Power Outlet, 4WD controller, and parking brake lever sensor cable all disconnected.

At a certain point we started the engine to move the car.

The rear gate was open, I closed it but like I normally do, then like 3 seconds later the side air bags deployed...

Before of that, I have to admit that a month ago the airbag warning light lit and remained on... didn't have time to take it to a dealers shop and scan the thing out...

Could it be the slamming of the rear gate that deployed the airbags, or was it the sum of all things.?

Luckily that a good friend of mine is in the USA, and he will try to get all the parts from a junk yard...

By mid November the cargo could be here...

What I'm afraid here is that if I just disconnect the battery and install the hole thing to the car, what will happen at the moment I reconnect the battery. Knowing that the light was on before the blow.

What will be the procedure?

Regards...
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-23-2017, 05:09 PM
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Oh man. The air bag sensor/switch that sets them off in a crash is located right behind the parking brake lever. So if you had the center console apart and worked on things there, like the 4wd switch and the parking brake lever, it's possible you inadvertently did something to the air bag sensor. It's a black plastic box just behind the parking brake lever. I bet slamming the liftgate was the trigger but not the main cause. Was the vehicle battery disconnected while you were working? Disconnecting it is always a good idea when working in there near the sensor or any of the airbags.

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post #4 of 9 Old 09-23-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Oh man. The air bag sensor/switch that sets them off in a crash is located right behind the parking brake lever. So if you had the center console apart and worked on things there, like the 4wd switch and the parking brake lever, it's possible you inadvertently did something to the air bag sensor. It's a black plastic box just behind the parking brake lever. I bet slamming the liftgate was the trigger but not the main cause. Was the vehicle battery disconnected while you were working? Disconnecting it is always a good idea when working in there near the sensor or any of the airbags.
Thanks,

In the beginning it was disconnected, but reconnected to move the car, the module was unscrewed, not disconnected.

We put altogether as it didn't blow up.

but drivers seat belt is damaged. Almost destroyed it to unroll and plug it in to appear like I'm wearing it properly. So no tickets...

Facing two months at least for the parts to get down here....

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-23-2017, 06:40 PM
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Here is the post by Scar0 on LOST where I learned about the air bag controller.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=88&t=66764

Maybe having it disconnected while the Jeep was in motion made it think the vehicle was in a rollover situation. Idk. Or there was a power surge when it was reconnected. Sorry to hear that it happened to you anyway.

Have your friend send down the seatbelt parts you need also, just in case you might need them for reasons other than a ticket.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-24-2017, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Yeap, I'm subscribed to that thread in LOST as well... Already did a small note to that one too...



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post #7 of 9 Old 09-25-2017, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the post by Scar0 on LOST where I learned about the air bag controller.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=88&t=66764

Maybe having it disconnected while the Jeep was in motion made it think the vehicle was in a rollover situation. Idk. Or there was a power surge when it was reconnected. Sorry to hear that it happened to you anyway.

Have your friend send down the seatbelt parts you need also, just in case you might need them for reasons other than a ticket.
Yeap, I know what you mean... But

Cannot fly the Seat belt due to it's explosive nature...

Only by boat...

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-28-2017, 05:54 PM
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The airbag warning light was trying to tell you something was not right. Bad connection, failing part or something. Then when you had things apart and moving stuff around there was a complete failure that set off the bags. That's a real bummer and a hard lesson to learn. Very fortunate it didn't deploy when driving. Wish you the best.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-29-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, When I get the parts will scan the hole system to check what is what, and repair...

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