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seat airbags help!!!

i am swaping the cloth in my 156 for leather but i have realised that the leather seats don't have side airbags and my cloth ones do.
if i just disconect them will this cause any problems?
will it set the other airbags off?
can i bypass the wires so the car still thinks they are fitted?
any help would be good as im part way through the swap and could do with the car back on the road.
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i see you got a massive response from your plea for help
I've got the opposite problem - leather seats with side airbags and cloth ones without.
How did you get on in the end?
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check colors, and maybe do a swap guys.
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you have to put a resistor (40 ohm if I remember correctly) on the connector... if not, your airbag system will be disarmed (led on) i.e. disabled
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I swapped fabric with side airbags for leather without side airbags on my 156 with no problem. The leather has been in for 6 months now with no warning lights on the dash so all seems fine. I pushed the redundant airbag wires under the carpet so there is no chance of them catching anything. Interestingly the car the leather seats came out of also had the same redundant connectors under the seat.
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