Blue plastic box on trans tunnel

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  1. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

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    The blue plastic box on the transmission tunnel is no longer in my car i removed it from my car because it kept beeping. Anyways i no longer have airbags or intend to. Would removing this box make my tach and spedo and a couple other things in the cluster not work?

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    Cameron
     
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    What year is the car? Have a picture of said box?
     
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    No picture i threw it away it is a 94
     
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    inside the dash? I don't recall one under the center counsel.
     
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    Get yourself a copy of the wiring diagram. It was beeping because it detected no airbags.

    AFAIK, I don't think it would affect anything in the console other than the Airbag light. It's been a long time since I looked at one and how it attaches, but you may want to check and make sure that you didn't leave any ground screws disconnected. If I remember right, there are 2 or 3 green screws down in that area for grounds.
     
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    the air bag module should have nothing to do with your gauges not working.
     
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    Its not under the center console its under the dash i bet it has to do with grounds... But i dont see any hoops under the dash in the harness for grounds. And thats what i thought it was any ideas what else to check?
     
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    there should be sound ground wires along the base of the console/floor area that go up to the dash. Green bolts normally.
     
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    So those should not affect the gauges...
     
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    That has nothing to do with gauges I got rid of mine
     
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    Mine is gone too.

    There are a boatload of grounds under there. Lemme post up a pic ...

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    My pics are not very good on that area. But the airbag module is infront of the shifter in the dash skeleton. There are some grounds in there that I commoned up and bolted to the tunnel.
     
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    Technically they should not be needed as the dash frame is bolted in, but I also know they are there for a reason. As an security installer for years I was told that while we are told any solid frame/metal on a car can work as a ground, I was also told the dash frame/structure of most cars is NOT a good place to tap a ground. I can't help but think that this is why because the grounds are probably left off thinking that they are not needed if/when its taken out. I agree that they should not matter but when chasing electrical gremlins you better start stupid-simple or in the end you feel stupid. Its amazing what a bad ground can do...