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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 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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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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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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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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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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The short answer is NO No reputable shop is going to even consider doing it for you, as it opens you and them up to a major liability. Unfortunately for you the vehicle was made in the time frame when manufactures hadn't fully dealt with the problem of small adults and children being injured by the airbags. The vehicle is equipped with dual stage ...


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This will be specific to each vehicle Manufacturer and some specific to make and model. It's not covered in OBD-II and is propitiatory for each manufacturer. You might be able to detect by monitoring the CAN buss but again it will be specific to each manufacturer. You may be better off using your own G-force sensor to determine if there has been an accident, ...


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I experienced an 8-3 code which is another internal failure of the SRS unit code. From my research, a low battery can bring about an internal failure code. Apparently, before you replace the air bag control module, you should make sure that your battery and charging system is up to par. If everything checks out and you still can't erase the code, chances ...


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Honestly, unless you know anyone that can help you with the troubleshooting, I would take it in. Depending on your vehicle [Not mentioned], it could be any of a ton of sensors [depending on age] in the vehicle. Seat Occupancy can do it, Door pressure sensors can do it, etc.



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