Airbag locks

Mechanical airbag locks are there to switch off the passenger airbag. Often this is done with a mechanical cylinder lock. If a child is transported in a child seat on the passenger seat, it is safer to switch off the airbag. This prevents the child from being crushed by the airbag in the case of a collision.

How does the mechanical airbag lock work?

The lock is comprised of little plates or detents. Only when all the detents are assembled in the right order, will the associated car key turn the lock. This is because the mechanical construction of the lock has exactly the same combination of positions as the recesses in the car key. These dimensions (depths) are converted by the manufacturer into an indirect key code. This code forms the ‘DNA’ of each car lock or key. Car Lock Systems supplies car keys – and locks to the right code.

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Mechanical key code

With a broken airbag lock, Car Lock Systems can provide a new lock to exactly the same key code as the original lock. Car Lock Systems can also determine the mechanical key code using a picture of the existing key. This is useful if the key code is not known.

Ensure regular maintenance

Because the locks on airbags often remain unused for a long time, it is good to also open and close these locks regularly, purely to keep the mechanism working smoothly. It is good to treat the airbag lock with a special lubricant now and again, which is also available in the Car Lock Systems webshop.

Repair by Car Lock Systems as a cost-effective alternative

The Service Team of Car Lock Systems is very competent in the repair of all possible problems with airbag locks. We can restore and ship the lock the same day in almost all cases.

Car Lock Systems promises:

speed  –  delivery within 24 hours

quality  –  original OEM car keys

precision  –  coded car keys and locks

flexibility  –  almost all car makes, models, and manufacturing years

versatility  –  also commercial vehicles, trucks, and accessories

safety  –  excl. delivery to car dealerships + vehicle check

Are you a private individual? Then ask your workshop, dealer, or mechanic for a car key or lock from Car Lock Systems.