Disable airbags (1993-1994 S-Series)

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

1993-1994 SC1
1993-1994 SC2
1993-1994 SL
1993-1994 SL1
1993-1994 SL2
1993-1994 SW1
1993-1994 SW2

Caution!

Inside the center console is the airbag system’s inertia switch, which detects changes in the car’s motion. Hitting this box could result in the airbags going off. While you can just try to be careful when working under the center console, I recommend disabling the airbags whenever working near the switch.

Tools

  • Flat-head screwdriver or other prying tool
  • Ratchet
  • 8mm socket

Disable

Step 1

Disconnect the negative battery cable. It’s the black one. You’ll need the 8mm socket.

Step 2

Remove the airbag fuse. It is located in the fuse box in the passenger side of the center console. In my ’93 SL2, it was the far upper left fuse, but check the back of the fuse box cover panel to be sure you remove the correct one.

Step 4

Disconnect the drivers side airbag. The harness is easy to spot because it’s bright yellow. It has a metal clip on it holding it in place – just wiggle the harness around and the clip will slide off of the metal it’s mounted to. Then use your flathead screwdriver to push the green locking pin out of the harness. With the pin out, you can push in the clip and undo the harness. Don’t worry about taking the blue pin out.

Re-enable

Re-enabling is the reverse of disable.


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