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Old 07-20-2004, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sfvbmw
I believe the age is 12, but I am sure you need to evaluate your childrens size, physical condition and maturity...hopefully, it will never be used---but nice to know you have a bit of extra precaution with the airbags. As far as activation, just ask your dealer...I am not sure of the exact procedure.
I think it's a height/weight requirement (12 sounds about right for the average sized 12 year old) and a maturity requirement. It states in the manual that you should have the rear airbags deactivated if you think that the kids might fall asleep with their head in the inflation zone.

As an aside, the dealer did activate the rear airbags for us for about 9 months, then deactivated them when it got close to my wife's due date. They can deactivate them electronically, but they also disconnected the wiring inside the doors (I believe that's per BMW specs).
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