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Old 06-04-2014, 05:52 PM
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New radio-airbag light on

Installed a new radio and now my passenger airbag light is on. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:23 PM
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passenger? How can you distinguish the side?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:32 PM
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Good point. Airbag light.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:58 PM
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Clear code and see if it comes back.

If it does then it's something you need to address.


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Old 06-05-2014, 04:47 AM
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Just something worth mentioning; I read an older thread that stated how the owner was doing some interior work while his knee was in the middle of the passenger seat. This somehow damaged the airbag weight sensor in the passenger seat causing his airbag light to come on. Not sure if that fits your situation or not? Also, I never did see any follow up as to how (or if) he repaired it.


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Old 06-05-2014, 08:48 AM
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... I read an older thread that stated how the owner was doing some interior work while his knee was in the middle of the passenger seat. This somehow damaged the airbag weight sensor in the passenger seat causing his airbag light to come on. Not sure if that fits your situation or not?...
I did a lot of kneeing the passenger seat. Replaced shock mounts and shocks, then replaced shocks a second time. I figured my 200 lbs on a knee might split a seam and also tear up the seat heater grid, and had not even thought about the airbag sensor.
So I put a boat cushion on the seat before kneeling on it. But after all that, the top had to be replaced, and I bet the shop didn't use a boat cushion.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:00 PM
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Bought a peake reader. It gives me a code of low supply voltage. Is there a wire I'm missing to hook back up?
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