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#1 amyjaj

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:55 AM

Are you able to turn the passenger airbag of yourself with a key in the MK7 Festia?

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#2 Jonny87

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:37 AM

Are you able to turn the passenger airbag of yourself with a key in the MK7 Festia?



Hi there jaj. In the Fiesta brochure it says

Airbag - Front passenger's airbag de-activation switch (dealer-fitted accessory only)


So you need to get it added in by your dealer after you get it, shouldnt cost more than about 500 - 900. could be more though, who knows?

They also dont seem to recommend having it fitted either....

#3 kpo

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:07 PM

Are you able to turn the passenger airbag of yourself with a key in the MK7 Festia?

I had one fitted - cost 120. Couldn't get it done until after delivery as they had to order the parts. You get the switch (turned with a key) in the glove compartment, and a warning light replacing the card slot below the radio.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

Why would you want to turn the passanger airbag off?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:12 PM

Why would you want to turn the passanger airbag off?


Child seat

#6 RIIIDAA

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

Child seat


Among plenty of other reasons this is the top one...

#7 JAR897

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:31 PM

ooh ok. Sorry I'm too young to have made contact with this 'Child Seat' of which you speak. lol.

What are the other reasons out of interest?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

ooh ok. Sorry I'm too young to have made contact with this 'Child Seat' of which you speak. lol.

What are the other reasons out of interest?


Hey im the youngest here and ive def not had contact with this 'Child Seat' object! Just heard bigger people talking about them :D

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

ooh ok. Sorry I'm too young to have made contact with this 'Child Seat' of which you speak. lol.

What are the other reasons out of interest?


Well for starters I carry an empty wheelchair instead of a front passenger seat. So I dont really need an airbag deployment wasted on that.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

Child seat



Absolutely not! The safest place for children is properly restrained on the rear seat!

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:18 PM

If you open the glove box and look to the right side, you can see the cut out for where the switch goes to disable the airbag. It's like a perforation in the plastic, sorta round in shape.

I'm not sure why they didn't just do what most all other modern cars do and make it so you press a button for a few seconds to disable it (a few lines of code in the software is all that's needed for that normally), but I suspect they maybe saved .5p on every car by removing the switch and associated wiring / warning light altogether?

120 is STEEP for something so basic which is already standard on most cars, I'd have thought.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:37 PM

Absolutely not! The safest place for children is properly restrained on the rear seat!


Or left at home in the cupboard under the stairs until they reach adulthood! :lol:

#13 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

Absolutely not! The safest place for children is properly restrained on the rear seat!


I agree for those in a forward facing seat, but with newborn babys travelling a rear facing seat it can be more convinent for the child to be placed on front seat with airbag deactivated - its easier to be able to get the dummy in when they are screaming :lol: :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:06 PM

Or left at home in the cupboard under the stairs until they reach adulthood! :lol:


haha Yeah!! :lol:

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:23 PM

I got a quote for the switch to be fitted in Malta and they told it'll cost me 150! I think that's very expensive, considering that most cars are having it fitted as standard! I think Ford has let me down here! :(

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