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 Post subject: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:05 pm 
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I am doing an EL Interior conversion in my ED, I want to setup the airbag system. I wanted to find out where components are for them, like the computer, sensor etc etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:28 am 
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you may well find that its easier said than done, electrically, just transfer over the entire electrical system from the EF/EL, but the EA-ED body may not have a few things that the SRS system should have to work at its best
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 Post subject: Re: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:35 am 
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From memory the computer is up near the BEM, maybe behind it?
or is it on the other side of the column.

Can't 100% remember.

then there are 2 sensors.
One on the radiator support, one on the firewall, on the right hand side of the heaterbox.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:43 pm 
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Go and read Racedirectors Thread in the garage.

He transfered the complete wiring loom and functions,including airbags, from an EL to his EB

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 Post subject: Re: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:48 pm 
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not only would this by highly illegal it would be dangerous.

When they are designing SRS airbag systems they design them to work down the percentage of a millisecond in time with the crumpling of the car. They also design the crumple zones differently etc.

This means an airbag which is physically/electrically the same in its installation in an EB instead of an EL may actually go off to early or too late. Do i need to remind you that an airbag that goes off too late may actually kill you if it hits you in the face at the right time?

I spent a bit of time in some serious conversation with ford engineers about the design of the cars / airbag systems and i certainly wouldnt be retro-fitting airbags to an EB, even though i can understand the seemingly good logic behind it.

if you want an EF/EL Interior with airbags, buy an EF/EL. That way you know the car will react exactly as expected.
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Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:38 pm 
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KyleBardell wrote:
I am doing an EL Interior conversion in my ED, I want to setup the airbag system. I wanted to find out where components are for them, like the computer, sensor etc etc.


Cheers

Kyle

hi,i have the computer and sencors on ebay at the moment..Brian

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0312294423
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 Post subject: Re: Parts needed to install SRS (Airbags)into an early e series
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:20 am 
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hillendcar wrote:
KyleBardell wrote:
I am doing an EL Interior conversion in my ED, I want to setup the airbag system. I wanted to find out where components are for them, like the computer, sensor etc etc.


Cheers

Kyle

hi,i have the computer and sencors on ebay at the moment..Brian

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0312294423

ill have to think about it, the above post has made me concerned about it

 

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