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What year did airbags start?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by deanex, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. deanex

    deanex Junior Member

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    Hey,
    I am in the process of buying a CRX, but the one set back is that to my understanding they don't have airbags in any of the models (correct me if I'm wrong). I've seen 92 civics with a drivers airbag, and 91 accords with an airbag, so why doesn't the crx have one? And more importantly, can the steering wheel/airbag setup from a 92 civic or accord be retrofitted into the CRX? And what if the car has a different engine?

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  2. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

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    It would be one expensive project. Even buying all the stolen goods off ebay will run you over $1,000. Sensors have to mounted in certain areas, wiring needs to be ran, you'll need a whole SRS unit to control it, and retrofitting a dash with airbags would be even more of a hassle. Possible? Yes. Practical? No.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    94, driver side mandatory.
    97 i beleive, passenger side mandatory.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Even if you were able to get all the parts and install them, I sure as hell wouldn't trust an airbag retrofit to save you when you hit something. The airbag systems from the factory all have a ton of engineering and testing behind them, and they're all built to mesh with the car that they belong in. Try to add one yourself, and you may end up hurting or killing yourself instead of preventing injury/death when you get into a wreck. It's not worth the risk.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    and they STILL have problems



    :werd:



    :werd: x100
     
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    deanex Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot. So if the CRX's didn't have airbags then what year were airbags available in the civics. I'm almost certain I've seen a driver's airbag in the 92's but what year were passenger airbags available?

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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    94 I believe started the passengerside ones.
     
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