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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm 
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Hi all

I have a '98 EL as my parts car that will supply pretty much everything for my ED. However, I am up in the air over the airbags.

Is it feasible to transfer the airbag system over to an EB or it it:

a) not possible
b) not worth the risk
c) not worth the pain
d) can be done

I ask for two reasons - 1) I want to take the whole steering column over and 2) the dash has the hole for the PAB. If I can't do the conversion, I am really not sure I want the PAB hole/panel there even though it could be used for hiding stuff.

Oh, and I am still in my thinking stage as I have my wifes EB to finish off before I start the EL to ED conversion...

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:11 pm 
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if you take all the wiring and looms and dash etc etc from the EL to EB direct swap, i couldn't see any drama or hassle would take time to get all the brackets etc etc,

didn't PIMP do it to his EB with fairmont stuff?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:15 pm 
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HAHA i did everything EXCEPT the airbag. I could have, but didn't want it, its simple enough to do, the most difficult (but still not hard) part is swapping the top half of the coloum to the EF/L one.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:17 pm 
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OK, so it is possible then... I suppose I would have to be careful about the sensor thingy behind the grill. It may be worth having a look at, I suppose I need to evaluate how long it would take and how safe it would be...

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:23 pm 
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ive done it in mine, build post will be up soon
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:28 pm 
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eboost wrote:
ive done it in mine, build post will be up soon
Oooh, excellent. I'll be waiting for that then, will be great to see how someone else has done it....

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:54 pm 
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I Agree that it should be easy while you are doing the whole loom/dash swap anyway. Swap all the looms for the car, mount the sensors where they are meant to go and should hopefully be ok.

I remember reading about where the sensors are, perhaps on the true blue ford site somewhere. I cant find it atm though :(
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:05 am 
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Do mount the crash sensors/airbag module correctly, and in the right orientation, otherwise the system will spit out fault codes for incorrect mount, etc.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:27 am 
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Thanks guys

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