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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Airbag light

I was vacuuming under the seats last week and must've rubbed a connector wrong cause my airbag light is on.
Is there a way to reset it without an mbstar or whatever it's called?
If not what is the absolute cheapest scanner that will reset it?

Do not tell me to go to a dealership or a mechanic. I don't trust anyone with my cars. Hell I don't even trust a car wash. I'd much rather take the dash apart, pull the bulb and delete all the airbags.
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Connector under passenger seat came undone. Plug it back in and you should be good to go.


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Is the light gonna reset itself?
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Connector under passenger seat came undone. Plug it back in and you should be good to go.


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yes -

with connector open, it thinks someone is sitting in the seat with belt unbuckeled, once connector back in, it realizes seat is empty
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Cool, I'll give it a try later today and see what she sings
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with connector open, it thinks someone is sitting in the seat with belt unbuckeled, once connector back in, it realizes seat is empty
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No. Reconnecting the plug WILL NOT reset the light. I-carsoft has a small hand-lheld device that will do it. If I remember correctly, mine cost a little over a hundred dollars. of course it will not correct a bona-fide problem, but if the problem (bad sensor, broken wire, loose plug ect) is replaced, restored ect. it will reset the light. Also, be aware that as long as that light is on your airbags will not work! Other than that, the only way to reset the light is a trip to the dealer, or being lucky enough to have a good friend with a STAR computer. Ordinary code readers are no help.
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Well that's disappointing.
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No. Reconnecting the plug WILL NOT reset the light. I-carsoft has a small hand-lheld device that will do it. If I remember correctly, mine cost a little over a hundred dollars. of course it will not correct a bona-fide problem, but if the problem (bad sensor, broken wire, loose plug ect) is replaced, restored ect. it will reset the light. Also, be aware that as long as that light is on your airbags will not work! Other than that, the only way to reset the light is a trip to the dealer, or being lucky enough to have a good friend with a STAR computer. Ordinary code readers are no help.
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Go ahead and try it - worked on mine without having to reset!!
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The same thing happened to me. I made sure the connector was plugged in all the way and the light turned off.
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Cleaned and wiggled every connector I could see under the seats for the last few days. Unfortunately no luck
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