somewhat OT: Cadillac airbag

On the last episode of the Sopranos, one of the mobsters' late-model Cadillac rear-ended another car. The airbag didn't deploy, as it should have, and the mobster commented that he'd had it taken out and he sold
it. The likely reason is thought to be that he didn't want OnStar to dial 911 automatically when the airbag was deployed (since he's a criminal). But some were saying that he sold it because they're worth a fair amount of money... Anyone know how much an airbag like that would fetch on the market? BTW: alt.tv.sopranos (if you're a fan)
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Well the real reason it didn't go off is simple. It makes bad TV to have all the dust flying around the mobsters.
However the average steering wheel bag starts at about 200.00 and go up rapidly from there. A late model Caddy bag is about 300 depending on year and color of the cover. If you want BIG money take a look at the prices for passenger side units, those will kill 1000.00 by the time you replace the unit, dashpad and trim. With these newer vehicles with all the side and pillar airbags I would bet your looking at 5000.00 if they all deploy.
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A rear end collision will not set off air bags.

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The mobster caddy was the one doing the hitting not the one being hit. It also depends on how hard the hit really is and what angle the force came from. BTDT
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Agreed, didn't know the scenario.

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