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$100 and a carton of beer and Ill do a dd a soon as you give me your account details and I will pick it up on 23 september when I come back from fraser.....................if I dont get up there earlier.

Thanks anyway Nomad, but at that price, I'll start using it again as it can sit on the floor of the caravan when travelling.
If it doesn't sell by the end of the month, I'll pull the ad and just keep it.

I'll let it go @ $400 until Monday night.


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There is another alternative if removing the actuator leaves the airbag warning light on and that's to deal with the front impact triggering sensors-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWSlwhYyOhI
It would be a simple matter to measure the trigger check resistance and place the same resistor value across the unplugged wires to them so they can never trigger the airbag system. Might look at that.
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General Discussion / Re: Looks like curtains for the airbag recall program
« Last post by prodigyrf on Yesterday at 11:33:06 PM »
I am aware of the ACCC powers and have had first hand involvement with product recalls.

Fine but none of you in Govt have red undies and capes and as the problem is global and beyond the powers of any one Govt to demand an instant solution for their citizens, we have a problem on our hands that needs sensible risk management.

Among my family's cars I note the son's MN Triton is on the recall list but being only 2.5yr old and with Adelaide's drier climate I'm happy for him to wait with what I suspect could be a year or two before it might be replaced. Not so his wife with a 2008 X-Trail carting their new bub around so I propose to speak to her about removing the steering wheel airbag and storing it until such time as it can be replaced. No-one has any idea when it will be replaced given the huge backlog globally and for me it's a no-brainer that she can't continue to drive around in a car with a protective airbag that can kill or seriously maim her. Much better to take her chances with the benefit of 2008 ANCAP crash ratings, collapsible steering wheel and a seat belt that my generation went without.

If you have any better risk management solution than that rags then I'm all ears but I put it to you that's the position our Govt is going to have to take very quickly before someone else is killed or maimed.

Edit: Actually I'll just be removing the air bag inflator-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_hkGN8TiJY
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http://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2017/07/25/no-more-drones-snapper-rocks

CASA have spoken...  No more drones at Snapper Rocks and others...

A map is in the article.

McT
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General Discussion / Re: Funny Youtube clips
« Last post by edz on Yesterday at 10:51:20 PM »
Momentum momentum momentum hit that water crossing and just skip right along the surface ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrXVdkycF80   .. Yikes ..
In all seriousness he either hit the go pedal instead of the brake or he had cruise control  / throttle failure ..
 Are those things fly by wire electronic throttles or do they still have the good old cable connection to the throttle / accelerator pedal ?
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General Discussion / Re: Looks like curtains for the airbag recall program
« Last post by rags on Yesterday at 10:40:54 PM »
They can recall all they like rags but with the world's largest supplier of airbags out of action and millions of cars waiting for replacements what would you suggest our Gummint do to protect us all? Perhaps they could fine Takata another US $1billion or the car companies? Would that help matters?

The airbag a bit like brake parts they are not unquie to one air bag maker. As I point out the responsibility lies with the manufacturer of the car.The airbag is supplied by a third party supplier. It is obvious that the airbags are a bit of a generic part between manufacturers and so potentially some company will see a business opportunity and step up and make a replacement item. I am aware of the ACCC powers and have had first hand involvement with product recalls.
I am aware of your opinion on matters associated with govt as you have made that clear in many posts on this forum, and your views on 'nanny state' issues.
Many of your views I do not agree with, but hey that is what a forum is about.
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General Discussion / Re: Looks like curtains for the airbag recall program
« Last post by prodigyrf on Yesterday at 10:16:29 PM »
They can recall all they like rags but with the world's largest supplier of airbags out of action and millions of cars waiting for replacements what would you suggest our Gummint do to protect us all? Perhaps they could fine Takata another US $1billion or the car companies? Would that help matters?
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General Discussion / Re: We all clear on the roundabout rules in Oz?
« Last post by MDS69 on Yesterday at 09:42:20 PM »
You don't have to ...in NSW anyway !!

You do if it is practical to do so, so it so happens to never be practical for me.
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General Classifieds / Re: Telstra 4GX 'Buzz' Smartphone
« Last post by paceman on Yesterday at 08:59:37 PM »
phone has been sold...
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