2003 Ford Taurus, post collision
Intro: Over a month ago, I was involved in a collision with my Taurus. Some 87 year old lady thought it would be swell to turn in front of me. Long story short I went from ~35 MPH to 0 MPH in a very short distance. Primary point of impact: Front passenger side corner. Damage: bumper, hood, fender, water pump pulley, front impact bar, headlight, radiator and support, etc. all toast, and a bent front frame extension. Insurance wrote it off, but because I am a crazy fool, and because it has some sentimental value, and because I couldn't really tell the full extent of the damage, I bought it back from the insurance company, and am in the process of trying to repair it myself. I had a local body shop pull the frame straight, and so far it doesn't look too bad. I also got a front clip from the junk yard (2001 Taurus) that I am using as my donor car.
Is it normal for only the passenger airbag to go off? There was no passenger in the vehicle. The driverís airbag never deployed.
Can I just swap the Passenger airbag, the airbag control module and the front sensor from the donor car and be good to go? Or do I have to replace the driverís airbag? Do I really need to replace the module?
The horn does not work, whether I press the panic button on the key fob, or press the horn on the steering wheel, the only thing I hear is the relay closing. Is it possible this is related to the airbag?
The ABS light is on. I think it is because of the sudden deceleration that occurred during the collision, that the ABS threw a fault that will clear once the vehicle is driven and the brakes are used. My father fears bigger problems. Any thoughts?