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Old 02-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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New front bumper

Probably a stupid question but I'm wanting a new bumper so I can put a winch on my 2001 TJ. Will this affect the airbag system?

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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I am believe the airbag sensors are in the fender and radiator area

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Airbag module is in the cab in front of the shifter.
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The answer is NO..... the bumper will NOT affect your airbag system
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #5
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Probably a stupid question but I'm wanting a new bumper so I can put a winch on my 2001 TJ. Will this affect the airbag system?
What makes you think this may affect the airbag system? There are no sensors or even any wires in/going to the bumper. I'm just wanting to know if I'm missing something
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See the stupd question part Strongarm. Thanks guys for the replys, wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
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Airbag module is in the cab in front of the shifter.
^ This. It's located under the center console at the very front, in front of the shifter.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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So there are no shock sensors in the front at all?
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So there are no shock sensors in the front at all?
No. As confirmed twice above, the only airbag sensor is mounted under the console at the very front.
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The accelerators (sensors) are in the module on the circuit board if I am correct. That is a whole lot cheaper than sensors all over the place in a vehicle like they use to have.
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The TJ's airbag sensor is really nothing more than a steel ball in a tapered slot. If there is a strong enough forward impact, the steel ball is forced forward into the tapered slot far enough to trip the airbag switch.
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Cool, learn something new everyday.

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