Just to let you all know, I have never done any mods on a car short of adding a new stereo and a ski rack. Now, I was looking at getting a few things done at a shop near by and one of the things that came to light during my discussion with the tech was about RDS. Now, I'm not a very informed person on the topic but, the tech told me that any radio with RDS imprinted on the radio meant that if you removed the radio for an aftermarket one, the computer would see that it has been removed and will (I can't believe they would do this) deploy the airbag. It seems far-fetched to me. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or not. The guy was clearly serious and told me they had a means to circumvent the issue by lengthening the cabling and placing the stock radio out of the way yet still keep it attatched. It didn't seem like he was trying to get money out of me for it so, I can't see why he would mislead me about it. Can anyone fill me in on the RDS issue? I have many questions and no answers to offer. This one seemed as good a place as any to begin with.