Advice 1: How to check for airbags

Many motorists, the question arises about the presence of a pillow of safety in a vehicle, its health, reliability deployment, and how to test it? As a rule, is trying to find out buying or after some kind of emergency. In the case of a malfunction or suspicion on this account, urgently required to replace a pillow of safety. Not suggest to be implemented in the electrical wiring, which contact the pillow of security, the intervention may involve the deployment of equipment.
How to check for airbags
Instruction
1
Try to test the device of pillows of safety in the following way. Initially perform the inspection cover, there should be no deviations: damage, dents and so on. Review carefully the very pillow of safety in the presence of different degrees of deformation. Everything should be neat and without defects.
2
Check the functional status of hooks and connectors for the same interference, also possible failures in the connections and contact elements fastening the conductive portion. Now look at the case, where is the generator responsible for the manifestation of the work of a pillow of safety - must all be safe and without any damage. Make an attempt combining pillows of safety to the steering column of the vehicle. The deployment design should coincide with an emergency situation. Any distortions should not be.
3
How to check that the pillows are generally installed on the car? There is a possibility that they have already worked once, and the former owners didn't bother to change them for the new version. It happens.
4
In the new production cars, there is a special diagnostic connector. It allows to diagnose the operation of all cars, and pillows in particular.
If this device is not present, troubleshoot a paper clip from the office: find this diagnostic connector, usually located immediately beneath the steering column. Turn the ignition on the car. Wait half a minute, and "short-circuit" the contacts are numbered No. 4 and No. 13 of connector. Now look at the instrument panel. It is seen that there is a blinking light bulbs.
5
Some bulbs give out codes, for example, CheckEngine - faulty engine, ABS malfunction, the ABS, but if you are shown "the man with the pillow" is just the fault of the system of pillows of safety. If no code, and decent condition, the bulb will flash at intervals of half a second.
If the light does not flash - the seller clocked up something that the buyer did not see the fault of the vehicle. Often slip already worked pillows of security.

Advice 2 : How to find out if the airbag

The first attempts to create a cushion of security relate to the 1950's. However, only in 1968, brilliant inventor Allen breed introduced the world to ready-to-use model. In the modern world in many countries to drive a car without the pillows of safety is prohibited by law.
How to find out if the airbag
You will need
  • magnifying glass;
  • - paper clip.
Instruction
1
When purchasing a car in the secondary market, pay attention to the presence of pillows of safety. The repair of these pillows is very expensive because often you have to disassemble half the car to get to the place of their attachment .
2
Arm magnifying glass and start with a visual inspection of the caps. This will help to determine whether the emergency deployment of the airbags, and will be an indirect confirmation of the status of the machine as a whole. If there are cracks, chips, dents and other evidence of impacts on the surface, the pillow changed or repaired. This means that there was an accident, traces of which the seller is trying to hide.
3
Check electrician. Blown contacts, tangled wires - all these are indications that as no one was watching. In this case, even if the pillows are in place, there is no certainty that when you crash they will work as it should.
4
Pay attention to the individual generator responsible for ensuring the correct operation of the squibs. You must also inspect the housing of the generator. Make sure that the geometry of the products saved and nowhere is there chipping and damage.
5
Find a common diagnostic connector. Among other settings, this connector will help to determine if the pillow of safety in principle. As practice shows, in the automotive market have resorted to any gimmicks to sell the car as expensive as possible. Including correct the defects that inevitably appear after deployment.
6
In the absence of a common diagnostic link connector use an ordinary paper clip and find the contact sensors themselves pillows. They can be located under the steering column near the gas pedal.
7
Start the car and with the help of a paper clip "short-circuit" the contacts. On the dashboard should blink the bulb. The emblem of the "human cushion" should blink with an interval of about once per second.
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