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How to Disable Passenger Airbags

by Katebo

You can disable the passenger airbags in your vehicle right from your home driveway, and it requires no special tools. Many vehicles come equipped with a key switch that allow you to disable the passenger's airbag but not the driver's side airbag. To disengage all airbags, you can remove the airbag system fuse.

Turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position and put the vehicle in park. Apply the parking brake and pop open the hood.

Find the fuse block mounted on the right side of the engine compartment as you are facing the vehicle, right next to the driver's side fender.

Remove the cover off of the fuse block and examine the diagram on its underside. Find where the airbag system fuse is located.

Remove the airbag fuse by pulling it with your fingers from the fuse block.

Turn on the ignition and check that the SRS light is illuminated on the instrument panel. If it is, the airbags have been successfully disabled.

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Katie B. Marsh is a self-published author, article writer, screenwriter, and inventor. After graduating from South Coast College of Court Reporting, she worked as a congressional and freelance court reporter for eight years. She began her writing career in 2005. Her content may be found on,, and She completed her first screenplay in October 2009.

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