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air bag light

Well my air bag light flashes at me then stays on constantly. What gives, and no I havent hit anything. Has anyone had this problem?
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My 2001 has this exact issue. It blinks a code....7, 3, 4 or something like that.

Anyway, a friend of mine said to locate the passenger sensor connectors under each of the seats, disconnect and throw some dielectric grease in there. Guess it's a contact/ corrosion thing.

Tell you what, you try it first and let us know if the bags blew.
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if its not the connector under the seat, and if you have a manual key swith to shut of the passenger airbag. check if the light is burned out. if so theres your problem, replace the light and the airbag light should go off.
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how about counting the number of flashes, tell us and/or look up that number and it will tell you exactly what is wrong. it will flash two different numbers. may flash 3 times, a short pause, then flash 5 more times, then a long pause, and flash the code again.
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if its not the connector under the seat, and if you have a manual key swith to shut of the passenger airbag. check if the light is burned out. if so theres your problem, replace the light and the airbag light should go off.
This is pretty pathetic in my mind. Lets deactivate the entire airbag system and expose the occupants to that much more risk if they are in an accident just because the stupid switch light is burned out. There has got to be a better way.
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The light blinks 4 times then 7 times and does this 5 times before a constant on. The passanger light still works and I already dissconected the switches under the seats and cleaned them. I think ill have to get a code reader.
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Just disconnect the plug under the passenger and driver seat. Blow the dust/dirt out of the plug, maybe clean with something, then plug them back in and it'll be fine. I've had this happen to both of my seats. It's nothing major though
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This is pretty pathetic in my mind. Lets deactivate the entire airbag system and expose the occupants to that much more risk if they are in an accident just because the stupid switch light is burned out. There has got to be a better way.
Actually I wish there were a way to shut it down for good as a choice. There's something about a head-on colision and a chemical-filled plastic bag flying back toward me at 450 MPH that has never settled well with me.
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The light blinks 4 times then 7 times and does this 5 times before a constant on. The passanger light still works and I already dissconected the switches under the seats and cleaned them. I think ill have to get a code reader.
2 minutes on yahoo.com tells you that 47 is passenger pretensioner. clean the connection and try it again.
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2 minutes on yahoo.com tells you that 47 is passenger pretensioner. clean the connection and try it again.
Yea I found this out a lil while ago, it is infact the code for the passanger pretensioner. I cleaned the dang connection 3 time with contact cleaner and still the light...the problem was the darn connection was slightly unplugging itself everytime I pushed the seat back because my C.B. radio wire got tangled around it under the seat causing it to pull it apart. Problem solved.....Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
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The harness doesn't even have to tangle on anything.
I've read about this problem for a couple years now and found that all you have to do is move the seat forward and back for this to happen.It's just a crappy connector.
This weekend the soldering iron , solder , and shrinkwrap tubing are coming out for a permanent fix.
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The harness doesn't even have to tangle on anything.
I've read about this problem for a couple years now and found that all you have to do is move the seat forward and back for this to happen.It's just a crappy connector.
This weekend the soldering iron , solder , and shrinkwrap tubing are coming out for a permanent fix.
How did that go and what did you do??
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Actually I wish there were a way to shut it down for good as a choice. There's something about a head-on colision and a chemical-filled plastic bag flying back toward me at 450 MPH that has never settled well with me.
i agree airbags hurt if there was a way to turn them off i would. they hurt so bad it ripped one of my eye brows off.
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i agree airbags hurt if there was a way to turn them off i would. they hurt so bad it ripped one of my eye brows off.
LOL Sorry for laughing.. It's just that the same thing happened to me!! Arm hair too and a bloody lip..
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