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Hi there! I was wondering if anyone could advise me as to how I turn off the passenger air bag in my Toyota Regis import? There are no visible switches. The dealer we bought from said he couldn't do it and I needed to find a specialist but I cannot find one! 

Thank you 🙂

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No idea if you can...but why would you want to.?

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11 minutes ago, RUToyota said:

No idea if you can...but why would you want to.?

Front mounted child seat?

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55 minutes ago, FROSTYBALLS said:

Front mounted child seat?

Maybe..would it have any impact on your insurance though.?

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Yes need to put my little one in the front. It's a conversion and she's too far away at the back im also not convinced the seat belt is safe there eek! 

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A lot of cars have an airbag cut off in order to disable the passenger airbag when using a front mounted child seat - usually located at the end of the dashboard on the passenger side (usually you have to open the door for the cut off to be visible), or sometimes within the glovebox. Often a key slot where you insert the vehicle key and turn to select on or off. On vehicles without the cut off, there is no way to disable the passenger airbag.

Extracted from the AA website:

"You mustn’t use a rear-facing child seat on a passenger seat where an active passenger airbag is fitted, because the child's head will be too close to the airbag, risking severe injury or death if the bag is triggered.

It’s OK to leave the airbag active for forward-facing-seats but you should move the car's seat back on its runners as far as it will go. Do check your car handbook for model specific advice though as airbag size and performance does vary."

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OK...gotcha...never having had any kids it's not someting I would even think about I guess.

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Thank you very much Frostyballs,  there is no key switch so it would seem I cannot turn it off. She is forward facing but the seat cannot move back (swivel mod added has restrictions)...it sounds like it's safer to keep her in the back although the screaming does get a little wearing! 

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1 hour ago, Lian said:

.it sounds like it's safer to keep her in the back although the screaming does get a little wearing! 

Have you had a look on the internet about keeping your little person comfortable and entertained whilst they are in the child seat?

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