Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

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Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

Post by bigstevemex » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:58 pm

Happy new year everyone
I wonder if anyone can help
As per title I have airbag light flashing and my diagnostic will not communicate
Does anyone know what will talk to it or are there any common things to look out for?

Thanks steve

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Re: Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

Post by Doggy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:15 am

Steve,

You need a Lexia3/PP2000 set up for diagnostics.

The most common cause of airbag faults is the 2-pole connectors under the front seats for the seat belt pre-tensioners.
It's worth unplugging / re-connecting all of them a few times, may well sort the problem at least for now.
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Post by bigstevemex » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:43 pm

Thanks for that.we bought it off a chap who owned it for 12 years.
I don't expect the seats have ever been moved in that time
I will have a look and report back.
Thanks for your reply
Steve

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Re: Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:26 pm

Please wait until the ignition has been off for at least 5 mins before touching the airbag wiring...... :cheesy:
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Re: Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

Post by Drewnn3 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:04 am

Hi,

just so I dont start a new thread, the airbag warning light is flashing on my pug (1999 GTX 2.0) do i need to disconnect the negative batt terminal before I try and clean up the orange block under the seat, just dont fancy firing them off whilst im working.

If i do need to disconnect battery, is it going to have any effect on the rest of the car, not bothered about radio as aftermarket is fitted due to original cd player failing, just that mine is an auto and I dont fancy the box suddenly not working.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Post by deMarcel » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 pm

Drewnn3 wrote:Hi,

just so I dont start a new thread, the airbag warning light is flashing on my pug (1999 GTX 2.0) do i need to disconnect the negative batt terminal before I try and clean up the orange block under the seat, just dont fancy firing them off whilst im working.

If i do need to disconnect battery, is it going to have any effect on the rest of the car, not bothered about radio as aftermarket is fitted due to original cd player failing, just that mine is an auto and I dont fancy the box suddenly not working.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
You'll be fine, just wait for three minutes until the BSI has shut down after unlocking/opening the door.
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Re: Air bag light flashing 2001 executive

Post by Drewnn3 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:39 am

Thank you demarcel, at least im not going to break anything now.
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