After all the wait, the airbag light is still on unfortunately. Turns out that the Airbag spiral contact (Part # 169471) looks like it needs replacing as well.
It’s item number 48 in the above picture. The good news is that is about $250 (from Pro-Sport Ferrari) and Sal from Racing Red can come to me and change it over when it arrives. So that isn’t too bad.
I will tell you that it is certainly annoying to still have the light on, and some people have asked me why I simply don’t put up with the problem (since it doesn’t affect the car’s performance) or disconnect the globe if it is really annoying me? At the end of the day I want the car ‘right’. I full appreciate that things will go wrong over time and as an enthusiast I want to fix them ‘correctly’ rather than just ‘making due’. I’m just that kinda guy I suppose.
Sal was also kind enough to take some photos of the car in its various disassembled state during the installation of the new Airbag ECU (Part #169710) and cables (Part #169712).
While these parts were being changed I took the opportunity to get the dash re-trimmed.
I did that because it had deterioration as you can see in the above images.
You can see the different with the new trim in the above pictures. Much, much better and I am very happy with the result and my decision to get this done. I think that it really adds to the value of the car.
So I have the car back again, with the airbag light still on unfortunately. However, I have ordered the Airbag spiral contact (Part # 169471) and will get that replaced as soon as it arrives. Then I’ll feel much more zen when I’m driving.
It is interesting to see the car’s dash disassembled and I must admit I’m surprised at how simple it appears. I’m sure it is far more complex but it really doesn’t look like there is all that much to me.
Anyway, I’ve got me a nice new dash to show the world when next the car steps out and for that I’m really thankful.