10-26-2003, 10:40 PM
In reading a Mitchell crash book it shows to replace the air bags, the computer, the seat belts, and the instrument cluster. Can anyone tell me why i would have to replace the seat belts or instrument cluster?
Putting together a Focus with a front end OUT OF FOCUS!
10-26-2003, 11:59 PM
Because it is federal safety laws, I believe. When a car gets in an accident, there are certain things that are mandatory to be replaced.
Like the seat belts have those locks to stop the shoulder strap when it moves real fast, they say replace that stuff just because next time it may fail. It's just a cover your ass kinda thing.
10-27-2003, 01:52 PM
I know more than one person that has replaced the airbag sensors and they haven't deployed. I wouldn't even mess with the airbag sensors. Even if it is done professionally it might not work. This will save some money because those things aren't cheap.
10-27-2003, 06:21 PM
why replace a gauge cluster though?
10-27-2003, 06:37 PM
From just getting my car back from a front end collision. They had to replace all that because it was mandatory. They didn't replace the guage cluster however. The seat belts and mounts for the seats and all that was replaced however. My airbags did deploy.
10-27-2003, 07:52 PM
do you know where the sensors are located? i've had the entire front of the car apart and did not find any air bag sensors up front. my car also has side air bags but they did not deploy.