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Old 02-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Airbag light stays on intermittently

I noticed that occasinally my air bag light comes on when I start the car (as normal) but does not go out after a few seconds as it should . Instead it stays lit until the car is turned off. Typically, on the next start it will operate normally and go out after a few seconds.

So in about 1 in every 5 starts the light stays on.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably need to pull the code. What year do you have?

Sometimes it could just be the way you are sitting in the seat. I had a 2000 RL that would do this if my daughter sat in the seat weird.
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probably need to pull the code. What year do you have?

Sometimes it could just be the way you are sitting in the seat. I had a 2000 rl that would do this if my daughter sat in the seat weird.
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I ask the stupid question first. You don't have something on the front passenger seat
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I ask the stupid question first. You don't have something on the front passenger seat
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I ask the stupid question first. You don't have something on the front passenger seat
Actually, it was stupid of me for not stating that upfront. No, there is nothing in the front passenger seat.

Can can autozone or advance auto do a free code check on me or do I need to schedule another expensive visit to my dealer.

I did notice there is a recall on my vehicle and maybe I can see if they will run it at the same time


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It varies, I've heard yes they do, some don't, best to call the closest one and find out.
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A little searching of posts will find posts where I've posted links to procedure to manually extract the SRS codes. Autozone can't scan these codes since they only have obd2 scanner.

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A little searching of posts will find posts where I've posted links to procedure to manually extract the SRS codes. Autozone can't scan these codes since they only have obd2 scanner.

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Like Texas said It's pretty straight forward. You just need to count the blinking lights.
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I dont remember seeing it blink. I think it just comes on and stays on. I will verify.

I am stilll trying to locate Texas' old threads but no luck so far. I will have some more time later.

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I dont remember seeing it blink. I think it just comes on and stays on. I will verify.

I am stilll trying to locate Texas' old threads but no luck so far. I will have some more time later.

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You need to jumper an SRS connector to get the lights to blink. You'll understand when you find his thread.

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You need to find the "Yellow connector" locate lower left kick panel...Jump a wire across it ! Key-on and you SRS light should blink ...1 long blink = 10 fast black = 1

So if its 1 long blink with 1 fast blink = 1-1


Let us know what code you retrieve...We can identify the issue; But i'm guessing you have a "OPDS unit failure code" or Seat belt switch failure code.








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Lucky me!

My SRS light came on permanently, and I was afraid it's going to cost me big bucks. Hooked up my HIM clone and checked DTC. It gave the DTC 15-2. I followed the troubleshooting steps in the Helm.inc Service Manual. About 6 steps down the line, I found that the Side Airbag Warning bulb has burned out.

Replaced that, cleared the DTC and recalibrated the OPDS with the HIM. Everything is back to normal now! Phew! What a scare!
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I ask the stupid question first. You don't have something on the front passenger seat
Yeah that drove me crazy for a while... Sometimes if you have something sitting on your passenger seat. Depending on the weight, it would trigger it to turn on or off etc.
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ok I counted 7 blinks and on the last one, the light stayed on. Please give me some good news. lol Or at least not so bad news.
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