Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,758,856 members, 6,558,204 topics. Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 08:36 AM

Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did - Car Talk - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Car Talk / Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did (7891 Views)

Pls How Much Would Replace A Deployed Airbag On Honda Accord Babyboy!!! / Kingreign Shares Wedding Pictures!! / Ask Kingreign (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 4:56pm On Nov 22, 2017
I bought my RX330 with a deployed driver's airbag which also incudes knee airbag and had driven the vehicle for close to 3 years with no incident or major repair. The very has been very faithful although with proper preventive maintenance. Servicing of engine oil and tranny fluid have been routinely as at when it's due.

My wife mostly drives this vehicle just to the office & back of less than 5 miles daily. Recently, I became seriously concerned about the airbag though I have always wanted to refit the airbag to functional state. Since its better to air on the side of caution, I made up my mind to fix it. More so, Xmas is around the corner & my family will be travelling to the east in the ride, I decided to contact kingreign about the possibility of replacing the deployed airbag.

A scan revealed 3 major codes of the steel wheel airbag, driver's knee airbag and the driver's seat belt. While diagnosing as I had anticipated, he discovered that the vehicle seller had concealed the airbag light with a black masking tape behind the instrument cluster. This ensures that the airbag light never came up when the ignition is turned on. While buying the car, my immediate major concern was to ensure that the frame and chassis were not impacted during the accident as this will guarantee my tyres are not always out of alignment & unnecessary uneven wear. More so, vin report indicated it was a lone accident meaning there's no multiple airbag deployment. So I went ahead to pay for the vehicle.

So fast forward to last week, my greatest fear was hoping that the dealer who sold the vehicle to me didnt delete the airbag & removed the airbag module. So the moment he discovered the black masking tape, I heaped a sigh of relief. With this relief, we placed an order for the 3 items. Items arrived after 3 days and was installed. After the installation, all the codes evaporated but the srs light remained lit on the instrument cluster.

Further troubleshooting revealed that the airbag module needs to be replaced. Now, this is the deal breaker as the module was hidden under the gear selector, which requires that you must remove a significant part of the dashboard in other to access it including the center console which coincidently is a channel through which aircon circulates to the rear seat. It also requires some level of caution & expertise because the Lexus dash facial is a delicate one and could easily get scratched or damaged. We searched all over Apo & Zuba spare part markets in Abuja with no success. Since I have a reliable brother & friend at Ladipo, I contacted him to make an enquiry. Within few minutes of search in Ladipo, the module was found. The following day, I paid and item was shipped to Abuja.

Stay tuned...

5 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by 3kay945(m): 8:29pm On Nov 22, 2017
This is cool.

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 8:46pm On Nov 22, 2017
Picked up the airbag module the following day. It’s important to point out that the clock spring was equally replaced. After replacing the module, the airbag light disappeared. And the car is back to normal with the airbag light coming up when the ignition is turned on and disappears after the vehicle starts.

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 8:48pm On Nov 22, 2017
The instrument cluster is now very clean.

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 8:49pm On Nov 22, 2017
More pictures.

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Mcmanuel(m): 11:15pm On Nov 22, 2017
wow , finally.

kingreing igwe of cars

2 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 8:27am On Nov 23, 2017
Bravolad
How much did you purchase the airbags each and the module.?

If you were in America your module could be wiped and cleared of the crash codes.

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 4:31pm On Nov 23, 2017
Readonee35L:
Bravolad
How much did you purchase the airbags each and the module.?

If you were in America your module could be wiped and cleared of the crash codes.

Can that only be done in America. Don't make it look like it's a rocket science. There are absolutely two ways to go about it

3 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 5:01pm On Nov 23, 2017
mayor2013:


Can that only be done in America. Don't make it look like it's a rocket science. There are absolutely two ways to go about it
Nobody is claiming it's rocket science.
Neither did I say it can only be done in the USA.
Restoring of cars to mint condition is more common in the states. And they make sure there are no warning lights on their rebuilt car.
That's why there are services that wipe this modules . With about $40 you're good to go.

Now tell me how many dealers or technician's in this lagos can wipe a srs module.
How many Nigerians care about the airbag light on their dash . After replacing the airbag.?

Before you do over sabi.
Think !

5 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 5:08pm On Nov 23, 2017
Readonee35L:

Nobody is claiming it's rocket science.
Neither did I say it can only be done in the USA.
Restoring of cars to mint condition is more common in the states. And they make sure there are no warning lights on their rebuilt car.
That's why there are services that wipe this modules . With about $40 you're good to go.

Now tell me how many dealers or technician's in this lagos can wipe a srs module.
How many Nigerians care about the airbag light on their dash . After replacing the airbag.?

Before you do over sabi.
Think !

I didn't expect less. grin. Your last paragraph makes me laugh. Don't use America like it's a kingdom. There are road sides there sir. No need for the hard feelings I only enlightened you that it has been done here in Naija. Have done it before now which is no biggie. With the right equipment any sound engineer can do that. I only became worried when you said " if you were in USA the crash data can only be cleared there. cry

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 5:34pm On Nov 23, 2017
mayor2013:


I didn't expect less. grin. Your last paragraph makes me laugh. Don't use America like it's a kingdom. There are road sides there sir. No need for the hard feelings I only enlightened you that it has been done here in Naija. Have done it before now which is no biggie. With the right equipment any sound engineer can do that. I only became worried when you said " if you were in USA the crash data can only be cleared there. cry

Read my comment again I wrote . If you were in America your module could be wiped and cleared of the crash codes.
I never said it can only be done in the usa.
Lots of road side technicians in america posts their adverts on ebay to clear crash data for only $40 and yes it's not rocket science.

You have to be careful with the way you read and understand people's Grammer and also your use of English.
.
Not all airbag codes can be cleared with wire like honda/acura . Or some cars that requires cheap tool's.
Kindly speak for the cars you repair. Don't use general words.
Good luck.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 5:49pm On Nov 23, 2017
Readonee35L:


Read my comment again I wrote . If you were in America your module could be wiped and cleared of the crash codes.
I never said it can only be done in the usa.
Lots of road side technicians in america posts their adverts on ebay to clear crash data for only $40 and yes it's not rocket science.

You have to be careful with the way you read and understand people's Grammer and also your use of English.
.
Not all airbag codes can be cleared with wire like honda/acura . Or some cars that requires cheap tool's.
Kindly speak for the cars you repair. Don't use general words.
Good luck.

Where have I said all airbag module crash data can be wiped out on all cars. I think you are the one generalising here. If I may ask how many technician have you met in lagos or in Nigeria that made you confident to ask how many technician can clear crash data on airbag module. For your piece of info not every one has time to start showing off tools like this. So next time be careful on how you generalise.

3 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 6:34pm On Nov 23, 2017
mayor2013:


Where have I said all airbag module crash data can be wiped out on all cars. I think you are the one generalising here. If I may ask how many technician have you met in lagos or in Nigeria that made you confident to ask how many technician can clear crash data on airbag module. For your piece of info not every one has time to start showing off tools like this. So next time be careful on how you generalise.
You're hiding from the main points and picking on irrelevant thing.
Starting a fire you can't quench . grin

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 6:51pm On Nov 23, 2017
Readonee35L:
Bravolad
How much did you purchase the airbags each and the module.?

If you were in America your module could be wiped and cleared of the crash codes.

The driver & knee airbags cost 55k while the airbag module was 35k

Resetting the airbag module would been my choice if the service is available here as some shops in the USA offer this service for $65 with slight variation in price depending on which part of the USA.

The major challenge was getting the airbag module as most of the cars that come into Nigeria had deployed airbags. This also makes it easier for them to inflate price.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 7:04pm On Nov 23, 2017
@Readonee35L & @Mayor2013, you are both saying the same thing albeit differently & there's no need to quarrel.

The essence of the thread is actually to inform vehicle owners with deployed airbags that they can get their cats back to factory specs.

Although there are other sundry expenses in addition to the major cost of purchase of equipment.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 7:44pm On Nov 23, 2017
bravolad:
@Readonee35L & @Mayor2013, you are both saying the same thing albeit differently & there's no need to quarrel.

The essence of the thread is actually to inform vehicle owners with deployed airbags that they can get their cats back to factory specs.

Although there are other sundry expenses in addition to the major cost of purchase of equipment.

This ain't an argument. Clearing of crash data on airbag module can been done in Naija When you meet techs with equipment and invest heavily on tools
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 9:14pm On Nov 23, 2017
mayor2013:


This ain't an argument. Clearing of crash data on airbag module can been done in Naija When you meet techs with equipment and invest heavily on tools

Of course, I agree with every bit of your submission but getting that in Nigeria at the moment is difficult.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 9:21pm On Nov 23, 2017
bravolad:


Of course, I agree with every bit of your submission but getting that in Nigeria at the moment is difficult.

What makes it difficult sir. Explain sir.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 9:33pm On Nov 23, 2017
mayor2013:


What makes it difficult sir. Explain sir.

Which mechanic workshop does that in Nigeria right now? Do well to tell us if your workshop has these capabilities. What are the cost implication? So owners can make informed decision's.

Then, other intending owners who may like to replace theirs might contact you. More so, information is power.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by mayor2013: 9:59pm On Nov 23, 2017
bravolad:


Which mechanic workshop does that in Nigeria right now? Do well to tell us if your workshop has these capabilities. What are the cost implication? So owners can make informed decision's.

Then, other intending owners who may like to replace theirs might contact you. More so, information is power.

That's a topic for another day. wink
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by bravolad(m): 6:47am On Nov 24, 2017
mayor2013:


That's a topic for another day. wink

This guy is a demeanour. �

2 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by thebigkendo(m): 10:51am On Nov 24, 2017
Readonee35L:


Not all airbag codes can be cleared with wire like honda/acura . Or some cars that requires cheap tool's.
Kindly speak for the cars you repair. Don't use general words.
Good luck.

Biko iyam interested in this.. Honda Accord 06, Any link please?
cc Mayor2013
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 9:36am On Apr 24, 2018
bravolad:


This guy is a demeanour. �
It's over 5 months the dude is yet to answer your question which he regarded as " Topic for another day"

I called this guy in February based on his comment and argument with me about clearing of crash data. I asked him as an anonymous, how much he'd clear a crash data on a 2015 avalon. Baba said 150k ;. grin . Maybe cos car na new model and he hear me they speak english grin
A service of $40 if i were to even buy another module i wont spend up to 100k.

4 Likes

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by thebigkendo(m): 10:29am On Apr 24, 2018
Readonee35L:

It's over 5 months the dude is yet to answer your question which he regarded as " Topic for another day"

I called this guy in February based on his comment and argument with me about clearing of crash data. I asked him as an anonymous, how much he'd clear a crash data on a 2015 avalon. Baba said 150k ;. grin . Maybe cos car na new model and he hear me they speak english grin
A service of $40 if i were to even buy another module i wont spend up to 100k.

And you are also yet to explain how Honda/Acura airbag codes can be cleared with wire

Readonee35L:

Not all airbag codes can be cleared with wire like honda/acura . Or some cars that requires cheap tool's.
Kindly speak for the cars you repair. Don't use general words.
Good luck.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 10:59am On Apr 24, 2018
thebigkendo:


And you are also yet to explain how Honda/Acura airbag codes can be cleared with wire


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54QxIwpx0QY

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Nobody: 11:09am On Apr 24, 2018
Readonee35L:

It's over 5 months the dude is yet to answer your question which he regarded as " Topic for another day"

I called this guy in February based on his comment and argument with me about clearing of crash data. I asked him as an anonymous, how much he'd clear a crash data on a 2015 avalon. Baba said 150k ;. grin . Maybe cos car na new model and he hear me they speak english grin
A service of $40 if i were to even buy another module i wont spend up to 100k.

Why do you have an issue with his service charge that he told you upfront?

I don’t understand this with some of you guys.

1 Like

Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by thebigkendo(m): 11:23am On Apr 24, 2018
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 11:42am On Apr 24, 2018
EgunMogaji:


Why do you have an issue with his service charge that he told you upfront?

I don’t understand this with some of you guys.
I don't have an issue. Price was just outrageous.
Man Is Not replacing any airbag or accessories. Deployed roof airbag was already replaced.
All i asked for was to clear crash data from the module.

If you were charged $200 for an oil change in a 2010 camry won't you flee?.

I agree everyone is entitled to their own price.
But once it exceeds a particular range it doesn't make any sense.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Nobody: 11:45am On Apr 24, 2018
Readonee35L:

I don't have an issue. Price was just outrageous.
Man Is Not replacing any airbag or accessories. Deployed roof airbag was already replaced.
All i asked for was to clear crash data from the module.

If you were charged $200 for an oil change in a 2010 camry won't you flee?.

I agree everyone is entitled to their own price.
But once it exceeds a particular range it doesn't make any sense.

He told you his fee upfront so I don’t see the issue.

You might not agree with his fee structure but you don’t have to belittle him though.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by kingreign(m): 12:03pm On Apr 24, 2018
Readonee35L:

It's over 5 months the dude is yet to answer your question which he regarded as " Topic for another day"

I called this guy in February based on his comment and argument with me about clearing of crash data. I asked him as an anonymous, how much he'd clear a crash data on a 2015 avalon. Baba said 150k ;. grin . Maybe cos car na new model and he hear me they speak english grin
A service of $40 if i were to even buy another module i wont spend up to 100k.

Have you heard of the word 'sole proprietor' in business and entrepreneurship studies? He has the damn right to quote any fee and I mean any fee he feels like. He has the right to accept or decline any job and I mean any job he feels like. You should try clearing a crash data from an ECM or even buying an SRS cu then give it to a big time garage whether in Nigeria or Abroad, then you'd realise its a huge financial obligation you're going into.


If you have issues with mayor2013 deal with the issue objectively rather than trying to hate on him for no reason.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by Readonee35L(m): 12:20pm On Apr 24, 2018
kingreign:


Have you heard of the word 'sole proprietor' in business and entrepreneurship studies? He has the damn right to quote any fee and I mean any fee he feels like. He has the right to accept or decline any job and I mean any job he feels like. You should try clearing a crash data from an ECM or even buying an SRS cu then give it to a big time garage whether in Nigeria or Abroad, then you'd realise its a huge financial obligation you're going into.


If you have issues with mayor2013 deal with the issue objectively rather than trying to hate on him for no reason.


Why would you think I'm trying to hate on him or have an issue with him?
Why have such thought? angry
It's nauseating.
Re: Who Says you can’t Replace A Deployed Airbag - kingreign Just Did by kingreign(m): 12:34pm On Apr 24, 2018
thebigkendo:


Ahhh that won't clear crash data
Mistakes can occur and ECUs will fry, airbags may deploy or a fire could start when this is done.

(1) (2) (Reply)

NADDC Engages BMW, Ford, VW, Nissan & Others Towards Local Production In Nigeria / Help: Gear Issues With Honda Accord V6 2003 / Code P1135

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 159
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.