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I've heard that a badly connected car phone could, when answered possibly set of the airbag due to the electric pulses or something ?!?!<p>I'm looking to mount a DVD player in the glove compartment and am concerned that this may have the same effect.<p>If so, what precautions should I take?
 

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I personally wouldn't worry about it.<p>Cars (like any product containing electronics) are rigorously tested to make sure that:<p>a) They don't radiate or conduct any emissions which could cause other equipment to malfunction; and<br>b) They are not themselves susceptible to emissions conducted or radiated by other equipment.<p>I don't know the specifics but a safety critical system like an airbag should be physically and logically shielded against electrical glitches. As an additional safeguard the airbag detonator will likely require a very specific energy profile to fire and it's highly improbable that this could be produced by a mobile phone.<p>As regards the DVD player, well it isn't designed to radiate (unlike a phone) and it's probably in an earthed metal enclosure anyway. The manufacturer of the DVD player would have quite a bit of explaining to do if it turned out that its in-car DVD player wasn't suitable for in-car installation. For complete peace of mind though, I'd get it installed by a pro.
 
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