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Old 08-15-2008, 02:12 PM   #12
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Location: MA
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Positive cable to starter/alternator

Originally Posted by davidwarren View Post
there is a charge on the positive terminal of the battery that goes off and disconnects the battery when the airbags are deployed.
This is, indeed, what happened. The interesting thing is it disconnects the positive terminal from the starter/alternator and not the rest of the car; when I turned the key, everything in the interior worked (lights, radio, etc...), but the car wouldn't turnover. Once the wire was replaced buy Turner, all is well. Thanks to all for your advice and information.
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