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Complete Airbag System

The airbag was invented to perform as a safety cushion between the passengers and the hard surfaces of the car interior. Airbag Deployment Demonstration movie

When a crash occurs, the airbags inflate only milliseconds after to protect the passengers.

Thus, fast operation is a must and a powerful detonator is needed in order to inflate the airbag in time.

This airbag inflation is controlled by the airbag computer. After deployment, the inflated airbags need to be replaced and the computer usually needs to be reset.

The lab installs and deactivates all types of Airbags

Seatbelt Pretensioners

Seatbelt pretensioners work on a similar idea as airbags, when a detonator explosion tensions the seatbelt at an event of a crash.

Seat belt pretensioners
Seatbelt pretensioners
The seat belts fasten and lock to prevent passengers from being jerked into the hard interior as a result of the crash.

For these reasons, working with airbags and seat belt tensioners requires qualifications and should only be done by someone who was trained to working with these safety systems.

Each manufacturer has specific instructions about the proper way to dealing with airbags in order to prevent injuries by accidentally activating the detonator.

Airbag installation can be dangerous, thus should be done by pros

Airbags and Safety

The airbag was introduced in the 80's as a driver safety feature only. Since then, they have changed radically, and today's airbag systems are far more advanced than they used to be.

Airbag System Components Today, for example, airbag systems can deploy at different speeds and forces using sensors that identify passenger's size and distance, as well as the type and strength of the impact.

As soon as the vehicle is started, the system analyzes the data it receives from the different sensors.

According to this information, the computer adapts the system to specific conditions. The airbag computer activates or deactivates components in order to maximize protection to all occupants. The latest safety systems can detect the exact location and size of the passengers and operates the airbag accordingly to optimize strength and timing of deployment.

Side Airbags

Lately, more and more manufacturers use airbags that inflate some like curtains (curtain airbag) to create a separation between occupants and the windows area.

side Curtain Air bag
Side curtain airbag

These types of airbags, however, are more expensive to produce and therefore, offered by only a low number of car manufacturers at the moment.

Only 25% of new cars sold in North America are equipped with side airbags. But the predictions are that by 2010, this number will be doubled.

Volvo Curtain Airbag

The new retractable hardtop Volvo C70 is equipped with a unique side curtain airbag that opens vertically rather than horizontally. This type of airbag improves occupants' safety when the roof is retracted.

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Place the cursor over the picture to view side curtain airbag deployment

Airbags Types

Aside from the driver airbag, there are several types of airbags designed to maximize protection:

  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag
  • Curtain Airbag
  • Backseat Airbag
  • Knee Airbag

Modern vehicles can be equipped with over 10 airbags and the standard is at around 4 airbags per car.

Side Airbags Side Air bag Front Airbags Front Airbag


Knees Airbags Knee Airbag Side Curtain Airbags Curatin Airbag


Airbags - Listed by Manufacturer

Audi
Bosch 0 281 001 400
BMW
Bosch 0 285 001 368
Bosch 0 285 001 440
Bosch 0 285 001 458
Temic 65 77 6900727
Citroen
Autoliv 550 74 08 00
Autoliv 550 77 63 00
Autoliv 550 89 29 00
Autoliv 550 89 31 00
Autoliv 600 23 74 00
Autoliv 600 23 75 00
Autoliv 602 32 74 00
Autoliv 603 60 25 00
Temic 96 477 942 80
Temic 96 484 031 80
Temic 96 486 655 80
Temic 96 519 422 80
Fiat
  46 40 91 23
  46 55 24 26
  46 76 63 85
  46 80 59 05
  46 83 55 21
  51 71 90 96
  51 72 65 75
Ford
Bosch 0 285 001 393
Bosch 0 285 001 396
Bosch 0 285 001 424
Bosch 0 285 001 425
Bosch 0 285 001 426
Ford 94BG 14B056BA
Ford 97BP 14B056AAG
Ford 97FG 14B056DF
Ford 97FG 14B056DB
Siemens 2S6T 14B056EN
Siemens 2S6T 14B056EP
Siemens 2S6T 14B056HA
Siemens 2S6T 14B056JA
Visteon 1S7T 14B056BE
Visteon 1S7T 14B056BF
Hyundai
Siemens 95910-3D200
Nissan
Bosch 0 285 001 319
Bosch 0 285 001 329
Bosch 0 285 001 361
Bosch 0 285 001 413
Bosch 0 285 001 420
Bosch 0 285 001 474
Bosch 0 285 001 475
Opel
GM 13129843 CL
GM 13142540 GP
Peugeot
Autoliv 550 54 15 00
Autoliv 550 74 10 00
Autoliv 550 80 38 00
Autoliv 550 86 45 00
Autoliv 550 86 28 00
Autoliv 600 23 70 00
Autoliv 600 90 28 00
Autoliv 602 32 70 00
Autoliv 602 32 71 00
Autoliv 603 20 10 00
Autoliv 603 20 12 00
Siemens 96 458 407 80
Siemens 96 527 121 80
Siemens 96 357 842 80
Siemens 96 501 094 80
Renault
Autoliv 550 53 62 00
Autoliv 550 62 94 00
Autoliv 550 80 38 00
Autoliv 550 88 53 00
Volvo
Bosch 0 285 001 147
Temic 30 613 471F
Volkswagen
TRW 6Q0 909 60X XX

N. Eyal & Co. vehicle lab specializes in electronic systems diagnostics and repairs.

The lab repairs all car computers including: Engine Control Units (ECU), Transmission Control Units (TCU), immobilizer, climate control, speedometers and instrument panels. As well as sensor replacement and immobilizer computer reset.

In addition, we repair ABS controllers and stability control units and install or deactivate airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners.

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