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Should start even with airbags out but there is a fuel pump inertia switch fitted. If the vehicl has has a big enough shunt to deploy airbags, chances are its triggered the switch too. Firts tell tale is when you put ignition on the fuel pump should buzz, if not then find switch. the switch is usually either RED or Black rubber button located in one of the kick panels of under the bonnet on the bulk head.Press it down and it should click. Then car will start.

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Q: How do you get a 1998 Kia Sportage to start after the airbag has deployed without having to replace the airbags?
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