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Old 10-01-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
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Okay, my husband was rear-ended this afternoon on his way home from work. He was pushed into the back of the car in front of him, so there is front and rear end damage. The air bag did not deploy, but the air bag light was on the whole way home. Since his car is not running that is our only car. Is it safe for him to drive to work tomorrow with the light on?
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I'd try to find out if the air bad sensor is shot from the collision... I don't know the location of it :( .. but I'd get it fixed as soon as possible cause the last thing you want is the sensor all of a sudden to short out and cause the airbag to deploy by accident..
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No kidding, that'* what I'm afraid of. I'll have to find out where that sensor is.
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Called a dealership and they said that the air bag is inoperable now, since the impact was not enough to deploy it. He said one of the wired was probably crimped. So now it won't work at all until the wire is changed out. Not that I don't trust this fella, but do you suppose he'* right?
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Pull the airbag fuses. There should be one in the car, and one under the hood, but that'* for a Bon, not a Fiero. If you have a service manual for it, find the procedure for disconnecting the airbag (just one, or duals) and disconnect it under the steering column per the procedure.

No way to have a problem then....for sure.
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I'll see if that'* in my book. I need to maybe locate a new back bumper, depending on how the insurance works...might want to fix that myself. Don't know yet.
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Let his insurance take care of it... unless you don't want a mark on your insurance and or they decided along with you that it'll be a cash settelment.. and in which case.. if you guys already taken the money... you can't claim insurance either with your insurance or against his food for thought
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His insurance will be paying for everything, because he was the only one at fault. I don't know how they will want to settle it. I will know as soon as someone calls. I don't really know how the whole thing works. The one time I was in a bad accident the guy who hit me was an uninsured underage drunk in a stolen car, but the company I worked for took care of it all. Yea for Workman'* Comp!!
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They're going to give you an offer ( and it is only an offer ) to get your car fixed in certain places... I would demand the vehicle be fixed at a dealership.. that way, you know it'* genuine parts going in there ( and more than likely new ). I would also state about all the problems that arose from it... obviously you can't go too far.. say the stalling problem started after he hit you... and he may have broken some other sensor .. hee hee.... damm... I make a good lawyer one day....
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So I should be able to choose where I get it fixed? That would be good.
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