Here's a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system.
This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights. See if your car is listed here.
On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident.
The flashing light on your car is telling the answer you need. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
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Under Passenger front seat. Must replace, no reset.(DERM unit)
Yes however sometimes they put it under the center middle console. And yes you can reset it. Don't spend hundreds of dollars on replacing. I googled a company called www.myairbags.com and they reset my original Airbag / SRS Computer Module for $55 and shipped it back to me for free. It worked and the my SRS system is effective.
The 1997 Oldsmobile airbag module sensor can be found below the dashboard on the drivers side. The airbag module should be labeled as such.
Typically, replacing any factory steering wheel that has the airbag incorporated into it, with any type or brand of aftermarket steering wheel, the airbag diagnostic module will "see" that there is an airbag missing, and it will request an illumination of the airbag/srs warning lite...
The airbag light is on because the airbag module detects a problem with the system. Fix the problem and the light will go out by itself.
No, the airbag system, and the steering system are completely different. The airbag, in the centre of the steering wheel (i assume) can be replaced. Lets say for example, your vehicle has a crash, and the airbag is deployed, you will need to replace it, and then remove any fault codes from the airbag module (or ECU). If the airbag light is illuminated, but the airbag hasn't deployed, this indicates a general fault (which shouldnt be ignored) Personally id have this investigated by a trained technician, as an exploding airbag isn't something i'd like to be standing next to! SRS systems are complex and rely on a control module, its more electric than it is mechanical, replacing a steering column would just simply; replace the steering column...
you have to have a scan tool. i.e.snap-on scanner If the light does not go out by itself, and it stays on constantly then there is still a current problem with the system. The thing is that a code is present in the body computer, and needs resetting. This can only be done with a Scantool that is able to go into the body computer. The body computer is not letting power go to the SRS computer.
Sometime after fixing problems in the car, the warning lights will stay on. These can be removed by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery, or they can be cleared out using an OBDii scanner.
There are a number of reasons why your airbag light has come on or is flashing. We will cover a few explanations that may help you identify where the problem may have originated from. First and foremost if the airbag light is on or flashing, the SRS system is inactive. Therefore, if you get into an accident, the airbag/s will not deploy leaving you unprotected. As you read through the information below suggestions will be provided that may help you solve your airbag light problem.Airbag Battery Backup DepletedA common problem that signals an airbag warning light to turn on or flash, is that your cars battery might have drained recently and the airbag battery backup depleted. This will often correct itself once the battery charge is fully restored. However, depending on your vehicle, you may need a scan tool remove the soft code error that was written to the airbag control module. Airbag Clock Spring Needs ReplacingThe airbag clock spring main function is to maintain continuity with the drivers airbag and the electrical wiring. It maintains continuity by coiling in and out as the steering wheel turns. After many years of use the thin circuit bands my become brittle or worn and cause the drivers airbag to have an intermittent connection. If this occurs a DTC soft code or will be reported to the airbag control module and the airbag warning light will turn on or flash. This is a popular problem on older model vehicles. The only way to determine if your clock-spring is damaged is to have a repair shop diagnose your airbag warning light with a scan-tool. The scan-tool will provide the technician with a DTC code and advise him if the the clock-spring needs replacement. Airbag Module Got Wet or CorrodedA common location for the airbag module in many vehicles is underneath the driver or passenger seat. Therefore, even in light water damaged vehicles the module will short-out or corrode after being exposed to moisture. A shorted module will immediately general a DTC airbag code and your airbag light will flash a warning. The water damaged modules should be replaced as they will often produce unexplained and continued errors.
You need to have the airbag computer checked for trouble codes. The light will be on anytime there is a failure.
There are several things that can cause your 1996 Chevy Tahoe airbag light to come on. The most common cause is a malfunctioning airbag module.
it will say in red letters on the left of the speedometer air bags
if your airbag light is on it tells that something is wrong with the module, sensors, or clock spring..in order to find out what is the problem you would have to pay for the diagnostic, usually they charge about 70$. After they replaced they have to reset the airbag light. I would've buy one of those airbag reset tools online for about 50-100$ and do it myself saving hundreds.
By fixing the defect/deficiency which is causing the air bag light to come on. It could be as simple as replacing a fuse.
replace the srs module.
The SRS airbag light will illumninate because the bcm will detect a fault in the SRS system. If the airbag has been deployed then you obviously need to replace the airbag and possibly the srs module. A good out electrician can reset the air bag flag. Driving a car that has airbags with the airbag fuse removed (disabling the air bag) is illegal in most countries.
How to reset airbag light
air bags use a variety of sensors in order to maintain a safe operation. if a sensor fails then the airbag module shuts down so an accidental deploy does not occur.
Replacing the seatbelts involves removing several interior trim panels, unfortunately almost all of them, starting from the front. If the seatbelt will no longer retract, it is non-functioning and needs replacement. Seat belts should ALWAYS be replaced after an accident involving airbag deployment. The airbag light is telling you the dealer or a qualified mechanic needs to do some slightly dangerous work replacing the airbags and the airbag controller.
The airbag light turns on when the airbag computer detects a malfunction and sets a code.
Yes, the airbag light serves as a warning that there is an error within the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) system and if it is on then the airbags are disabled. However, It is common for the light to flash for about six seconds when the car is first started. This is the amount of time that the airbag control module takes to diagnose whether it has found any problems with any of the components that make up the SRS system. The most common components are the front, side and roof airbags. However there are many others, such as the clock-spring, impact sensor, passenger detection sensor and airbag module. If during this check any one of these components reports an error then the airbag light will come on or flash in series, serving as a warning that the SRS system needs your immediate attention.
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The only way to switch off the airbag light is to remove the airbag light or remove the airbag light fuse. The airbag light fuse will disable several other instrument panel warning lights.
Your air bag light is on because your Jeeps ECM detects a failure in the system. You could have the airbag module itself fail (most likely) or a sensor failure.
The airbag light can be reset by connecting an ODBII reader. However the light is on because of a problem with the airbag system. The system needs to be checked to insure that the airbag works properly.
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airbag warn light doesn't come on at all