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I rearended another vehicle...

I rearended another vehicle, bent the front bumper on my 2006 Silverado pickup and the air bag deployed. Can I operate the pickup without an airbag?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, how fast were you going and what did you hit?

About 15-20 miles per hour and hit the back bumper of a car

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

Only have liability so I need to do just enough to drive it. No fluid leaks and it drives fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That is about all. Thought I would remove the front bumper, cut the bag out and just tape up the steering wheel

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Yes you can operate/drive the truck without an airbag, but keep in mind that the airbag light will be on. It will not hurt it to drive though. When you can, get the airbag replaced.

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