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#1 coastline taxis

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:08 PM

Just been asked to find out where this is. Lad i work with has plugged a car in for a airbag light illuminated and got the following.
Drivers side seat squib


ok so what and where is a squib and dont say its in the seat (ha ha). And is it a easy change or would a replacement seat be the easier options
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:40 PM

the squib is in the the steering wheel and expensive ( its called the clock spring ) if it goes it effects the radio/horn and others depending on the age of the car.

edit* appols again squib connector is under the driver seat

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:28 PM

Squib or Squab?

Squab is the seat
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:17 PM

Just been asked to find out where this is. Lad i work with has plugged a car in for a airbag light illuminated and got the following.
Drivers side seat squib
ok so what and where is a squib and dont say its in the seat (ha ha). And is it a easy change or would a replacement seat be the easier options


The squib is the detonation device, found in the backrest. Might be worth checking the connection under the seat, usual safety precautions apply !

Would not want to change one personally, a second hand seat might be an option?
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

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The squib is the detonation device, found in the backrest. Might be worth checking the connection under the seat, usual safety precautions apply !

Would not want to change one personally, a second hand seat might be an option?
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had a look today and it was squab sorry. wire reconected and light now out many thanks.
just as a point of intrest how do they come up with names like squab or squib is there a reason behind it
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

squib = A small pyrotechnic device that may be used to fire the igniter in a rocket or for some similar purpose. Not to be confused with a detonator that explodes.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:17 PM


The squib is the detonation device, found in the backrest. Might be worth checking the connection under the seat, usual safety precautions apply !

Would not want to change one personally, a second hand seat might be an option?

had a look today and it was squab sorry. wire reconected and light now out many thanks.
just as a point of intrest how do they come up with names like squab or squib is there a reason behind it


The squib was originally patented in the 1800's by the mining industry, it is a small explosive device, originally used to break coal from the coal face. Ever heard the saying, "like a damp squib"?

Squab, the backrest part of the seat, thought to originate from Scandinavia, means "fat flesh".

As for who thinks this stuff up.... Well, all I can say is, having sat in vehicle design meetings, listening to a 3 hour presentation on the design of a cup holder, with such phrases as "mug relief" and "thumb space" being banded around, nothing really suprises me ;)

Glad you got it sorted!
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