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Limp Mode - Removed Side Airbags - Did it cause Limp Mode?

Old 03-09-2009, 10:56 PM
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Default Limp Mode - Removed Side Airbags - Did it cause Limp Mode?

I recently removed my side airbags for 4 reasons:

1. Was in the way of my C-Pillar strut
2. Weight Reduction lol
3. Just plain gutting the car
4. Im just crazy like that!

I expected it to throw a CEL which it did. But now my car seems to run in limp mode or something....It bogs down real hard and runs like $hit....It doesnt make sense to me that removing an airbag would cause it to go into limp mode. Any thoughts?

PS- I posted this in the Foced Induction section because it is turboed and the most knowledegbl people obv look in the forced induction thread. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:11 AM
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Airbags system is completely different than the powertain ECU. They have nothing to do with one another the only reasonable explanation is you may have damaged another wire leading to a sensor or something and/or it may have already been there just happen to trip. Have the code read and find out what it is.
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thanks man.....thats what i figured....best to get other opnions when trouble shooting..thanks again
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id do some research.
last time i checked removing airbags was a federal offense.
not to mention, if you get into an accident, insurance is gonna give you a real hard time about the car and especially about any medical bills.
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yea it prob is - but if hes like the rest of us i bet he has ALOT of other things done to the car that are illegal. Technically i believe tampering with emissions (removing cats) are also a federal offense - so yea As for insurance - dont know much about that - but ive also heard of insurance companies refusing to cover due to performance parts on a car - obviously something extreme - not like i/h/e or anything like that
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Oh yea back to thing 1 lol - no - airbag would not cause limp mode Its gotta be something else - try resetting ecu - removing airbag will cause srs to light not a cel - ive dirven with my steering wheel airbag d/c lol
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