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Disabling an air bag component doesn't seem like a good idea. I think on some systems if you disable a piece of it, it can disable the whole system. I'm not any kind of an expert but messing with an airbag system seems like it could be very dangerous to you or your passengers.


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Its common. Usually goes away in a day or less. If not, you need to have the truck reset by the dealer or bmw mechanic. This has a good explanation. Not your same model but it applies.


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According to a couple of sources I read, the substance in the air bags is either cornstarch or talcum powder. How Stuff Works says: The powdery substance released from the airbag, by the way, is regular cornstarch or talcum powder, which is used by the airbag manufacturers to keep the bags pliable and lubricated while they're in storage. NOTE: The ...


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The standard battery is an absorbed glass mat type (AGM). It is to be "registered" with a scan tool. If this is not done the vehicle can adjust to the new battery on its own. When the battery registration procedure is not performed several effects are seen; they include trouble codes in modules or the system can be put into "transport mode" in which whole ...


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I would find someone else to check out and fix the airbag, while this guy might be great at fixing other things on your car I wouldn't let him touch the airbags. if needed it would deploy Possibly depending on what the code is however it might not. He said that to turn the light off would require removing a few electrical components This ...


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I took my car to a different VW shop (not the dealership) and they fixed the problem for $160, but if I'd known the solution was just to solder the wires directly together, I could have fixed it myself. I did however, learn what the problem was thanks to them and I'll share the solution here. VW apparently knows about this issue and supposedly offers special ...


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I found these directions for resetting the SRS after the dash light starts blinking. It is from this website: Open the driver’s door. Note the rubber covered button located low on the B pillar, a button which is pressed by the door when the door is closed. This is the Driver’s Door Switch (DDS). Turn the ignition from OFF to ON. Press the DDS ...


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The recall is not specific to certain models, it's specific to specific production runs of cars which were built using the defective components. To find out if your specific car has any recalls currently, you can use the Mazda web site to look for your vehicle's VIN. The VIN should be on your car's registration, and can also be found below the driver side ...


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Safe the airbags - Pulling the battery is one way. You could also pull fuse #36. It's in the fuse box in the passenger compartment on the driver's side under the dash. It should be a 10 amp red fuse in the bottom row, 3rd from the right. Either way, you need to wait for the air bag capacitor to discharge after power is disconnected (the capacitor allows ...


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Interestingly, you can read the code without a scanner. The airbag light or ABS light (and even the check engine light) will all blink the codes when the OBD-II connector is properly bridged. For example if it blinks 5 time slow and 1 time fast you have a 51 code. All you'll need is a paper clip. This video below will demonstrate how to do it. I just did ...


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You should never mess with the safety systems, ever. How tall is your GF? If she's short enough (I believe under 5') the air bag could be dangerous, given that it will hit her at an unsafe position. Given that, it may be better that the airbag is in fact off. Supposing she's of average height, you've only got two real next steps. Push the dealer harder, ...


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Her weight doesn't really have much to do with the necessity of an airbag- I'd say it'll still be a massive improvement in the safety for the passenger if it goes off for a light passenger. I would also strongly recommend against trying to modify the airbag sensors yourself, as you might cause a lot more problems that you'd solve that way. Which IMHO ...


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I got the same problem with my 2005 Honda Civic; it just lit up all of a sudden. The thing is, the buckle gets stuffed with dirt over a certain period of time. I tried resetting (using paper clip technique) it a couple of times but no luck. So i got this CRC contact cleaner spray can and tried to squirt it in the driver side buckles, then tried to reset it ...


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You can't read it just like the check engine light. There is a different procedure. This website does a great job outlining the procedure and has a translation for the codes: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=636707 Looks like you should try to follow there instructions to reset the SRS. If that doesn't work follow the instructions and images ...


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The thing about airbags is that they make cars safer for the occupants (mostly), this is generally a good thing and a net positive. The trouble is that it then allows car manufacturers to build slightly less safe cars that and still pass crash tests, design regulations and other safety regulations. So the reason that some cars don't have an airbag disabling ...


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DO NOT PAY SOMEONE TO RESET THE BLINKING AIR BAG LIGHT!!!!! Open the driver’s door. Note the rubber covered button located low on the B pillar, a button which is pressed by the door when the door is closed. This is the Driver’s Door Switch (DDS). Turn the ignition from OFF to ON. Press the DDS at least 5 times within 7 seconds after turning the ignition ...


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Readers for air bags, ABS, etc can be quite expensive. You can try searching online for PC apps and cables that might do it. I'm hoping somebody has come up with one by now. Last time I was looking for an ABS code reader for an OBD-II car it was ugly. The device was called a "MUTT-II" and cost $5,000. Even worse, it required a vehicle specific ROM pak, ...


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Lexus, in 2006, 2007, installed a wiring harness that was too short. The harness plugs become loose and in some cases the wire insulation becomes chafed and shorts out the airbag system. In an instant your car value decreases, your airbags won't work and if you're in a State that requires inspections, your car will not pass. Lexus was aware, early of the ...


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It seems that the airbag on the Lexus IS 250 commonly has your problem. Other people have been quoted about a $3000 price but that was a couple years ago. Sometimes, depending on the year and miles of the car, people have been able to get Lexus to cover some of the cost even if they were just past warranty because it is a known safety issue. The customer ...


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Just thought I'd post how we resolved this issue: my girlfriend eventually figured out that if she pushes her elbows into the back of the seat while sitting, the airbag activates and the warning light goes off. It only seems to be necessary once, and then the airbag is active for the rest of the drive until I restart the engine. Now she just does this ...


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To be honest, I'd complain to Mazda anyway, simply because of the dealer's attitude - Insulting your customers is a very easy way to lose business, and it looks bad for Mazda to have their franchisees behaving like that.


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Disconnect the battery terminals. Unplug srs fuses if any exists in your fuse box. Unplug the steering wheel airbag its a yellow wire under steering column with a warning label. Unplug the dashboard air bag if you have one. It's a yellow wire under the dash. Same warning label on the passenger side. Replace your sensor Put your fuses back and connect ...


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There are many reasons your airbag lights can come on. With GM vehicles, it's generally due to the SRS (Safety Restraint System) circuit having a fault. When the ECM is powered on the SRS system and your ECM communicate with eachother. As a safety measure the computer will throw a code to alert you to a fault in the system. Generally if you don't have an ...


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The plain white connector with two wires, black and brown with a white stripe, go to a switch in the seat belt buckle. This turns off the warning light on the dash. The yellow connector is for the side impact airbag inflator located in the outer seatback side bolster. These wires are carefully protected and colored yellow to let all who see then to work ...


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The Escapes are known to have an issue with the seat connection on the passenger side. This is the connection which goes to the seat to see if someone is sitting in the seat (if nobody's in the seat, the pass side air bag won't deploy). Under the seat there is a wire which will go down from the seat bottom to about the middle underneath of it. Try to see if ...


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If anything is done to the Airbag system that causes the light to come on, will cause the entire system to shut down. The only way to properly disable the passenger airbag is to unplug it and replace it with a SQUIB simulator. The simulator is a diagnostic tool that fools the Airbag computer into thinking that a functional SQUIB is still plugged in.


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I read that flash pattern as 3-2. Three longs and two shorts. If that is correct the code is for "Increased resistance in the drivers seat belt tensioner" This is a explosive bolt in the seat belt reel that allows a spring to tighten the seat belt. This is a part that make me nervous to work on. When triggered, these go off with quite a bang. To my ...


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I had looked at this and didn't realize it was an Escape. A friend of mine has one with the exact same problem. I would put money on it not being the sensor, but the connector you've cleaned. Not that cleaning it would have caused any further issues. This is a common problem with the Escapes. The easiest way to fix the issue is to remove the connector all ...


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There are two possibilities I can think of for you. First, depending on the year of your car and how the bag(s) are set up, there might not be a light. My son had an older Jeep Cherokee which had a mechanically activated air bag. Because it was mechanical, it didn't have a light. Second, the bulb in the dash may be burnt out. To fix, you'd have to take ...


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In the UK an accident causing an airbag to deploy means that all airbags, igniters, and control module have to be replaced. No alternative, other wise the vehicle is un-insurable, which means you cannot drive it legally on a public road.



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