Xantia Airbag Removal

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by Xantidote » 27 Oct 2013, 16:35

No, I don't think you should split it in the middle. If it's the same as on my 1995 1.9TD, then I think (memory's going nowadays :( ) that you slide a thinnish screwdriver or similar under the connector and gently lever it off. Suggest you do this gingerly in case I'm wrong.

No doubt someone will be along shortly to confirm one way or the other.

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by CitroJim » 27 Oct 2013, 17:02

Nope. that's the right method... The airbag has a small socket on it's back face in the shape of a 'D' with two pins. The side face of the orange bit in the picture has the reverse. It'll clip out quite easily with the use of a small screwdriver as a lever.

Disconnect the battery and leave disconnected for at least 10 minutes before doing it though...

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by myglaren » 27 Oct 2013, 17:31

All these blasted clever connectors with each their own method of dismantling is nothing but a nightmare. So easy to break them if you don't know the trick of releasing the catch and it is always the most crucial ones that disintegrate when the incorrect technique is applied. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by CitroJim » 27 Oct 2013, 18:56

myglaren wrote: So easy to break them if you don't know the trick of releasing the catch and it is always the most crucial ones that disintegrate when the incorrect technique is applied. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
That's so true Steve :twisted:

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by danny13 » 27 Oct 2013, 19:35

Cheers guys, I succeeded in removing the bugger, it was plugged into two pins on the back of the airbag plate. Next job is trying to source a replacement part, found an exact match here http://bartebben.com/parts/citroen/xant ... 30480.html weirdly couldn't find it on valeo's website.

None on ebay, so time to start calling round breakers, I hope a new one fixes my airbag light otherwise I think I'll be send my xantia to the scrap yard!

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Oct 2013, 19:38

Check with citroenxm, as he is likely to have one. He also charges realistic prices.

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by danny13 » 27 Oct 2013, 20:12

Cheers Hell Razor, I'll drop him a PM

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by lexi » 27 Oct 2013, 22:36

Steve; there is a freaky lil girl on your Avatar. I can feel my fillings getting sore with her treacly warblings :lol:

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by myglaren » 27 Oct 2013, 23:08

I wouldn't describe her as 'freaky'
More 'phenomenal' :)

Incidentally, RIP Lou Reed :(

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by lexi » 28 Oct 2013, 00:11

They are all going Steve. Playing "Berlin" on the old Lenco tonight :cry:

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by myglaren » 28 Oct 2013, 07:16

Snap!

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by falling-out-with-my-car » 28 Oct 2013, 13:04

danny,

if you can't fix it check your messages,

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Oct 2013, 18:22

danny13 wrote: None on ebay, so time to start calling round breakers, I hope a new one fixes my airbag light otherwise I think I'll be send my xantia to the scrap yard!
Or you could put in a resistor until you find the correct part....it would save scrapping it. http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/airbag-resistor

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Re: Xantia Airbag Removal

Post by danny13 » 10 Nov 2013, 21:30

Some great advice, thanks gents. Fitted the new switch, but in the process bust one of the damn plugs that connects to the rear of the airbag, The plug was connected onto the pins shown in the arrow:
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This is how it was before, assume these are required to have a working airbag circuit?
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Post by addo » 10 Nov 2013, 22:40

They look like the horn wiring pair to me.