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We have a Takata airbag in my husband's Acura 3.2TL. How can

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We have a Takata airbag in my husband's Acura 3.2TL. How can I deactivate the airbag?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The airbags in the car are faulty and we received a recall notice but they won't be able to fix till June. The same type of airbag killed a teen in Houston last week and I want to disable our airbags.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
What year is your TL?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Ok. let me look up a couple things and see if I can make it easy for you to do.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
There are a couple things you can do. One would be to remove the plastic cover under the steering wheel and disconnect the yellow connector for the air bag itself. There will bee a part of the connector you pull towards the wires to release the lock. The other thing you can do would be to remove the fuse #11 in the fuse box on the driver's side under the dash. These will turn the SRS light which would disable the system. If you do feel that unsafe driving the car you should be able to contact your local Acura dealer and get a replacement vehicle until parts become available.