Deactiving automotive airbags I recently bought a used car with numerous airbags all over the place . The car is an otherwise very quiet Toyota but the airbags is just a time bomb for someone with previous acoustic trauma. There are a few YouTube videos where they blow up airbags and it's extremely noisy - some studies say up to 170db and in enclosed environment close to the ears that's guaranteed to cause some permanent damage. I remember reading a few threads where people got T and hearing loss from airbags deployment due to some minor accident that would have been no issue damping with seat belts alone. I found a small shop that was willing to do it - all they did is to disconnect the airbag computer which is a small device that is located under the center console between the front seats - took them 30 minutes and cost me 30 bucks and that's it - airbags won't blow up no matter what and the airbag indicator is on all the time so I feel a lot safer now .