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post #16 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 09:28 PM
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You say tomato I say TOMATO, I tend to err on the "overdoing it" side do to the HUGE liability involved with collision repair. Since I am employed by a multibrand shop, we cannot possibly have every FSM on the shelf. We do however subscribe to a very expensive computer database that reccomend what to replace after a deployment that is vehicle specific. The Insurance companys use it as well.

My wheeling buddys dont like the way I do things either, I wont help replace a waterpump without a new t-stat, new hoses, and a complete flush and inspection. Nor will I only replace a noisy T/O bearing, it gets a disk,bearing, pressure plate and possibly a new flywheel and possibly a rear main seal.

I think we are picking fly **** out of black pepper here and wasting bandwidth, Ill close with this again. G'nite













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At this point its a matter of opinion, nevertheless, crash data is stored in that ACM....Period. I Get paid to put the vehicle back to pre accident condition, which doesent include a crash event stored in the ACM.

Its all falls on ethics I guess, If Jerry wants to see if it will work without a new computer, I encourage it. It cant hurt a thing.

Back on topic to the OP question, Yes you can replace airbags in your TJ. If you are capable to replace a heater core, you can relace your airbags.



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post #17 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 09:29 PM
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Yes, Even with the battery disconnected it can deploy. Static electricity will detonate one. I popped a couple with a 9 volt RC car remote battery and they will kill you with a direct blow to the head.

The module you are referring to is a BCM, Body control module. It stores airbag deployment etc. But it is still good unless sitting in water, Tub fire or you have taken it apart. Its not like the old gold pendulum thats good once.

Also pay attention to the new clock spring when assembling, So you dont go and turn the wheel too far and it deploys. Good luck

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post #18 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 10:52 PM
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You say tomato I say TOMATO, I tend to err on the "overdoing it" side do to the HUGE liability involved with collision repair. Since I am employed by a multibrand shop, we cannot possibly have every FSM on the shelf. We do however subscribe to a very expensive computer database that reccomend what to replace after a deployment that is vehicle specific. The Insurance companys use it as well.
No, you don't have every FSM on the shelf, but since we happen to be in a TJ specific area, I don't really care how many other brands you work on, with, or around. If you want to err on the side of caution, that's your business. If you wish to tell some Toyota or Honda owner something about their vehicle, same again, knock yourself out.

So, in that vein, please consult your very expensive data base and get back to us. I'd be interested in seeing if it contradicts the FSM.

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My wheeling buddys dont like the way I do things either, I wont help replace a waterpump without a new t-stat, new hoses, and a complete flush and inspection. Nor will I only replace a noisy T/O bearing, it gets a disk,bearing, pressure plate and possibly a new flywheel and possibly a rear main seal.

I think we are picking fly **** out of black pepper here and wasting bandwidth, Ill close with this again. G'nite
I think if you look around we have similarities. I tend to err on the side of accuracy. Anyone can take a shotgun approach and replace everything.

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post #19 of 19 Old 05-22-2015, 07:12 PM
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So to bring this back up, OP what did you find out?

My 98 has had a blown drivers airbag for 3 yrs now. I finally got around to ordering a replacement along with a clockspring.

Do I need to do anything to the ACM (airbag control module)? Except unhook the battery for 5 or so minutes..


I replaced both airbags and clockspring in my MIL's 04 Tj and didn't do anything to the ACM. Are the early Tjs the same?

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