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cant get air bag light OFF
06-30-2009, 07:05 AM
I need a quick way to get the air bag light on dash cluster to go off on my 94 town car. I cant just pull the bulb out because it has all digital stuff. I was think there might be a fuse or a relay some where that might kill the whole system and make the light go off.
06-30-2009, 08:53 AM
Is the light flashing? Most likely the clock spring is going bad. Thats what usually make the light go on. Otherwise there's a problem with the system.
06-30-2009, 10:33 AM
yes it is flashing, it flashes about 3 times then goes off for about 10 sec then 3 times again, just keeps repeating. I really dont want to fix the system or put any money in it, I just need that light to stop so I can get it inspected..
06-30-2009, 10:40 AM
Clock spring? Where is it? what does it have to do with the air bag light? how do I fix that? Thanks
06-30-2009, 10:51 AM
OK, just read a good post on Clocksprings, now I know what it is and what it works. The only thing is all my stuff works horn, radio, cruse etc.
06-30-2009, 02:51 PM
yup, usually the airbag light-system is the only thing effected by the clock spring when it goes bad. Over time you will lose function of the cruise if you don't fix it. Good luck.
07-06-2009, 09:07 PM
Your vehicle does not require a scan tool for the proper diagnosis. Here's a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
Airbagsolutions.com has the fault code charts to tell you what is wrong!
This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights. See if your car is listed here. Although itís a pay site ($14.95/day), itís a lot cheaper than going to the dealer
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 there is a problem. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code.
Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate systems without a scanner (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) .
Most all other vehicles require a scan tool for the diagnosis.
Check out these websites also for more info on airbag systems and the light.
Lastly, check your vehicle for recalls through this link also:
07-07-2009, 09:23 AM
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