side airbags deployed, how much to replace?
I have a 2007 jeep compass with about 157,000 miles on it. Earlier this year my wife drove it into a ditch. No serious damage to vehicle, but the side airbags deployed from the headliner when it tilted as it hit the ditch. I drove it out of ditch, back to the house, cut out the now defunct air bags so it can still be driven.
I am due for state inspection next month, and I am pretty sure that the airbag light on the dash will keep it from passing inspection. My question is, has anybody had these replaced before? I am trying to get an idea of the cost I am about to get into. A friend suggested trying to get the airbag light disabled in the dash so it would slide by inspection. I might be ok with this if it can be done safely, but I am going to need to replace the air bags anyways after Christmas, so I am trying to get some prices so I can compare with local dealers and garages to see if I am getting gouged or not.
I appreciate any insight.
Thanks for you time!