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the following comes from the TIS disc for upto 2003 MY so i presume should be for later as well
A PAD switch can be fitted by the dealer as an optional extra; the switch is installed in the glove box. The driver can operate the PAD switch with a key to deactivate the passenger airbag.
When the ignition is switched on, a warning lamp in the instrument panel indicates to the driver and passenger that the passenger airbag has been deactivated.
The warning lamp is connected to the PAD switch via cables and is independent of the CAN bus. After installing a PAD switch kit, the RCM must be re-configured using WDS
the following comes from the Road Traffic Act 1988 and although it specifically only mentions rear facing child seats I understand that a forward facing seat should not be used unless the passenger seat can be pushed back far enough for the air bag to miss the child in the event of deployment UNLESS of course it is deactivated
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(2)It is an offence for a person to drive a motor vehicle in contravention of subsection (1) or (1A) above.