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Old 1st October 2007, 16:44   #61
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But I think its too Laura looking from its sides,
Lot of Laura on the inside too. Audio controls, climate control etc.
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Old 1st October 2007, 20:31   #62
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Congrats on the car EVO6! Its not only the 1st Passat but the 1st VW sold officially by VW India.
Isn't VW already selling VW Toureg officially in India? There are quite a few on roads in Hyd.
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Isn't VW already selling VW Toureg officially in India? There are quite a few on roads in Hyd.
Satish, i saw the first VW Toureg in Nov'06 when our first tbhp meet happened in KBR parking lot. It had come in the same parking lot for a few minutes. Now i see it every other day in Hyderabad, quite a few, truly!
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Hey Evo does the car have paddles?
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Hey Evo does the car have paddles?
it does. you can see it in the pics.
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thats probably a button to put off the passenger airbag incase no one is sitting there. the + and - are the paddle shifts as in the civic.
Buttons?? for what?? There are never buttons to switch on or off an airbag.

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Hey Evo does the car have paddles?
Yes in the amphibian models
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Congrats bhushan, excellent choice. Love the instrument cluster.
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Buttons?? for what?? There are never buttons to switch on or off an airbag.
beg to differ but there are cars with buttons to overide the system and put off the passenger airbag. some of them just have a light to show the airbag is off.
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beg to differ but there are cars with buttons to overide the system and put off the passenger airbag. some of them just have a light to show the airbag is off.
Which car? I cant remember any. Some do have a sensor on the passenger seat which detects a child sitting on it, and shuts off the passenger airbag.

But no button AFAIK.
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Which car? I cant remember any. Some do have a sensor on the passenger seat which detects a child sitting on it, and shuts off the passenger airbag.

But no button AFAIK.
i remember seeing it in some car but cant recall which one. just searched google and came up with this -
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Actually, the previous gen. Octavia was sold with a switch inside the glovebox that would activate/deactivate the passenger airbag. Needed the key to operate it. Thats one car I know of for sure. I'm sure there would be others.

Though most now would have the sensors I guess.
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IIRC the C-Class also had a indicator on the dash to signal that the passenger air bag is off. Don't know where you had to switch it off from.

P.S. I'm talking about the first version launched in India i.e. the pre-facelift model.
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I can back up akshay1234 on that one: many of the cars with passenger airbags that I have seen in UK (perhaps all, but I couldn't state that for sure) have a switch to take out that airbag.

Some older cars may not have. It took some time to discover that a certain combination of child, child seat of particular kind, and air bag, could be spectacularly lethal.
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Most of the american pick-ups also hace the facility to switch off the passenger airbag.
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To clear the confusion..

In the passat that is just a light which comes on when a passenger is sitting on the seat and he has not used the seat belt. Its a safety feature.

In the Audi too there is a switch in the glove box which you can use the key to switch the passenger air bag off. Also was in the octavia..

In the W211 E class there is a switch to dissable the passenger side airbag. Thats basically when you use the ISOFIX child seat and dont want the airbag to deploy..

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