Originally Posted by dkguffe
We don't have this sensor in Australia.
Perhaps there is a way to stop the BCM testing for it..
I was thinking the same thing. I think it depends on the type of air bags the GV uses.
If the seat sensor simply measures if someone is seating in the seat, then in theory it should be possible to jumper the connection and fool the system into thinking there is always someone there. The passenger airbags would deploy in an accident even if the seat was empty.
If the sensor measures if someone is seating in the seat and
the weight of the person, then it probably isn't possible to fool the system. Some airbags are "dual-stage" and deploy at different intensities, depending on the size of the passenger.
I think the GV uses single-stage airbags, that don't take into consideration the size of the person. Although, the 10 channel airbag system as used in NA has an "Occupancy Classification ECM" which might be weighing the passenger. The is no mention of the seat sensor in the factory manual anywhere, nor the error code B1312, so I can't confirm its mode of operation.
In general it is a really bad
idea to mess with the air bag system. A slight miscue will set them off accidently or disable them so they don't fire when you need them. Probably the best, safest solution is to replace the seat or get Suzuki to replace the seat.