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 Post subject: Hello and question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've just bought a '95 XR2i (130 hp, RS1800 in the UK). I got the car for a great price, but it needs some work. My biggest problem is that it has an earlier non-airbag XR2i steering wheel on it and behind it cut wires for the airbag (no plug). Two questions: what needs to be replaced for me to have a worked airbag steering wheel and exactly what type of wheel did RS1800s come with (I've read Si and up came with a smaller wheel)? The airbag bulb is missing from the instrument cluster btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:31 pm 
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one thing to bear in mind is evey airbag on a mk3 fiesta has a shelf life of 15 years so all are out of date and don't work :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:49 pm 
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They still will work its just not a gaurantee after the expiry.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:36 pm 
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mk3 airbags are rubbish - i've never had one go off - paul hasn't either IIRC

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Maybe thats what ford class as working lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:00 am 
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:lol: true!

to be fair if you crash a mk3 hard enough for the airbag to go off you are screwed anyway :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:01 pm 
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So steering wheel is the same, I think steering wheels from mk4 and 5 fiesta fits also, you'll need the air bag clock spring and possibly the plug that goes into the clock spring


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I just found a decent Puma wheel for a good price, might just use that then. Thanks guys!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:05 am 
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glad to be of service :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and question
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meilack wrote:
:lol: true!

to be fair if you crash a mk3 hard enough for the airbag to go off you are screwed anyway :lol:


I've never seen evidence of these inertia sensors on the front panel...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:30 pm 
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I think its all run from the box above the glove box isnt it?

New cars have different ones but I think the fez has an old school setup.

Maybe Meilack can try with his new toy and let us know what happens?!?

Paul


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