I installed a passenger airbag on my 1997 VVC. The wiring was in place but I did have to add the proper SRS ECU.
No programming was required. I do have a Blackbox diagnostic system that can do the job but it wasn't required.
Just get all the associated bits from your scrapper.
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Good spot although I seem to be lucky and have a good standard shift.
I've fitted a passenger air bag but have not been able to clear the SRS fault light with the bag connected (currently not connected) despite trying a different ECU that appeared to be correct for twin bags. I'm hoping that I will be able to sort this with my newly arrived pscan kit.
Some comments: can you get the ECU from your scappy? It fits under the central console. Wiring should be in place. There should be a brace with the air bag - mine didn't have one so I made one. Lastly, do disconnect the battery and leave it so for 20 mins before working on the SRS.
PS the Rover life for bags is 15 years. Not sure how they derived this figure.
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Cheers Denial, I have a pscan which should be able to access the SRS ECU but as they are different for the single and twin airbag cars I suspect that isn't an issue anyway.
I'm no expert ofc but i took to google to see what i could find to help. Apart from some discussion about expiry dates on airbags (jury seem's to be out on whether it's important or not), the only other thing i could find of potential use was this:
retro fitting aorbags is not necessarily a good thing as you will need the diagnostics to "turn on" the bag in the DCU and as a retro fit, you may not be able to guarantee it's functionability and effectiveness.
hope that helps
I have the chance to get the parts from a mk1 VVC at the local scrappy to fit a passenger airbag.
Apart from the airbag itself do I need anything else?
Looking at part numbers on Rimmers ( www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID000035 ) it would appear that there is a different SRS ECU for cars with two airbags.
Again looking at Rimmers it would appear that the mk1 F uses the same wiring harness ( www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID000285
Any help appreciated.