I took an old plastic credit card (actually a rewards card), and using a single-blade razor (X-acto knife would be handier) I cut out the the shape of two prongs (connected at one end) with dimensions the same as the two broken stubs. Then glued it the front face of the two stubs. Next I enlarged a part of the hole in the main body of the connecter where you insert the teeth of the locking tab, in order to accomodate the new plastic piece. finally i inserted the fixed locking tab, and voila!, the new prongs operate to remove the short circuit when the connector is seated in the airbag socket.hey I've been trying to find the wiring harness but none of the dealers here have them in stock...none of the online shops seem to carry it either. anyway if you can show me how you fixed your problem I would appreciate that alot!
Hello:I still have not found a part number for the connector, pigtail, or wire harness.
Thanks to peddlerp, I ordered this replacement wiring from ecstuning and they arrived exactly the same as the one broken on my car. Except that the color of the wiring is different. I was able to pull off the plastic connector head from the new set of wiring and put it on my old wiring, with the experience provided by guys above and some patience. No splice, no glue, everything just went together perfectly as new! Before this I got a "resistance too small" error message from the airbag system through INPA, which means that the short-circuit clip was not in place (it was blown away during the deployment, I think). Now everything is in place, but I haven't got time to actually put the airbag back online yet. Will test it tomorrow and report the final results.
Thanks for the diy, this repair worked on a 2006 X5 driver side door airbag. Too bad I bought another airbag before I figured this out!Here are some pics of how I fixed the broken prongs/teeth by cutting a piece of plastic from an old Vons rewards card.
I glued it to the front side of the broken stubs, i.e. the side facing the short circuit bar (found in the airbag connector socket).
it's amazing how such a simple, no-cost solution is so effective in properly controlling airbag deployment.
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