General rule of thumb to follow with in-car pyrotechnics:
Disconnect battery, have a cup of tea and a leisurely biscuit, think
carefuly about what you're about to do, don't build up a static charge,
take deep breath, close eyes, unplug explosives.
On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 22:14:21 +0100, Douglas Payne wrote:
I only drink coffee, and don't eat biscuits, so that's a bit tricky for
The 5 minutes wait should only be needed if the seat(s) are fitted with
side airbags; it's to allow the electrical charge (stored in a capacitor,
to fire the air bag if the electrics fail at the moment of impact) to
dissipate. AFAIK, seat belt pre-tensioners don't use a capacitor.
But some can be triggered by removing the seat, and are effectively scrap
afterwards. One of my cars had a plastic peg that needed to be inserted into
a hole in the mechanism to prevent it bering triggered.
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