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Old 08-20-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

The local u-pull just got a 2004 Ion 3 with side curtain airbags.

I am thinking of pulling them to put in my 2007 Ion 3 which doesn't have them.

Possible?

Anything I need to know?

Where do they pull their power? Sensor?

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Old 08-20-2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

There's a reason why your '07 doesn't have side curtain airbags. I don't know why '03's have them and '07's don't. Unless someone more knowledgeable has info, you're left to guess and research. The '04 Ion Coupe is shown below with sensors and airbag locations. There's quite a bit of sophistication with airbags with many never deploying from drivers going thru life avoiding the once in a lifetime collision where airbags can save a life. Personally, I don't assume adding airbags as plug n' play.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

I have seen 06 Ion 3s with the side curtain bags, but they also had the leather interior and the tweeters on the side mirror covers.

Given that, I was just assuming that the side-curtain airbags were one of luxury Ion 3 options.

About being plug-n-play, I can see that it would NOT be (and I probably shouldn't try to install them, just for safety reasons) because I know the wiring harness from the luxury Ion 3s was different than the standard Ion 3s' since it didn't have the connector for the tweeters. I will look closer this time, I am just excited to have found an Ion 3 with all the leather bells & whistles in my color (beige interior).

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Old 08-23-2018, 05:55 PM   #4
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Side curtain airbags were an option on all year ions.

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Old 08-24-2018, 01:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

you could add it but will need the side impact discrimanatin sensors and make a harness to connect them..and possably a new sdm and connecter..then the issue would be pinning the connecter right for the yr you are going to use..after those hurdles you would need to find someone with access to an mdi&tis2web and attenmpt to program it and sync the sdm/bcm/ecm and set up the primary key..most dealers will be out like a trout due to if they do it and it fails or your in a wreck and they fail to deploy that dealer will be ****ed and probably loose their franchise..you might find someone like me maby..but again I personaly wouldn't want the liability...it can be done.it's a question of time and money...how much do you want to spend..if the answer is up to 2 or 4 k then go for it and evan then it might not work as you are in uncharted territory.. good luck

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Default Re: Adding side curtain airbags to 2007 Ion 3

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Side curtain airbags were an option on all year ions.
And didn't increase passenger protection very much according to IIHS and NHTSA.

Went form "poor" to marginal", IIRC.

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Old 09-01-2018, 02:50 PM   #7
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Crazy it had optional side curtain head airbags but na was side seat airbags to protect body. Today allvehicle have side body and head protection.

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