The paint code is either located below the bonnet or or the door pillar (check both sides). Regarding your sensor question - does the car have side air-bags.
Hi there, can't help with the side impact sensor, but regarding the paint codes as suggested you should see a transfer on the drivers door pillar (see pic). The paint code is in the oval part of this and is normally the first set of numbers/letters on the third line from the top.
H Circle7, When replacing airbag systems it is vital all components be replaced by a competent and trained technician as airbags are classified as explosive devices and if activated accidently can cause severe injury or death. As a matter of interest what activated the airbag in the first place. The postage and carriage on airbags can be very expensive due to their classification and not all carriers are licensed to transport such items. In the interest of your safety and for the safety of others I strongly recommend that you have any repairs to the airbag system carried out by an authorised dealer.
One day a postman is going to be seriously injured by a airbag going off accidently as he delivers it!!!
Technically,if we remove an airbag at work we have to place it in a steel cage whilst it's off the car.This is to prevent anyone getting hurt if the airbag decides to go off.To be honest,the chances of on going off accidently is tiny,but the risk is there.
Hi Circle - yeh it takes an electrical charge to set off most air bag - and they recommend you store them in a container with no exposed metal parts. As airbags are made from a form of nylon and their housing is usually plastic the risk of static electricity increases dramatically - never mind the synthetic overalls and clothing worn by many mechanics. The Health and Safety Executive have a special set of guidance notes set down particularly for this reason. Even the fire services now have special instructions when dealing with cars in accidents. Inadvertent deployment of air bags have been known to kill.