I have a 2002 Liberty and recently the air bag light has been coming on, More lately, i tried taking off the battery for over a 1/2 hour and that did not help. Is there anything I can do without bringing it to the shop?
2002 liberty sport
2002 grand cherokee
I suggest you might need to replace the clock spring. It is the package of electrical contacts underneath the steering wheel. The horn and cruise control buttons might have also failed. Do you hear a clicking or scratching sound from the column when the wheel is being turned?
I had the same problem on my 2002 CRD. Removed the plastic covers around the steering wheel and the knee guard panel to get access to the connector that connects the spring connector to the wiring harness; it has about four wires as I recall. I initially tried cleaning/retensioning the contacts but eventualy I directly bypassed the connector and soldered the wires directly from the harness to the connector. Note that the connector on the airbag side has a small plate that shorts the connector pins out when the male/female plug is pulled apart; obviously to protect the airbag from picking up any stray pulse/static and going off unexpectedly. I believe one is supposed to have the airbags replaced after about 10 years so at that time I will get the dealers to do a proper fix.
I just replaced the radiator on my 02 Liberty and now the airbag light is on. It definitely wasn't on before I replaced it, so I'm wondering if I somehow caused this. Is there any wires or sensors in the area of the radiator that I may have damaged?
Thanks in advance for your help,
hehe mine just popped on too. There are 2 sensors in the front, one on each side of the radiator. The first time I swapped my rad no problems. This time, I got a little over zealous and broke one, lol. Zip tied the hell out of it and seems to be working thus far. Pop your hood and on the drivers side look down past the large and small rad hoses. There you will see one of the evil little things. There is also one on the passenger side. Roughly same location.
I swore I had replied to this with the my results, but I guess not. Sorry about that. I did find both of them and had done the same thing, broke the one on the drivers side. Actually, just broke the clip off the plug to hold the wires into the unit. So I too zipped tied to correct. Everything is fine now.
Guys, same thing happened to me today, just replaced the RAD and accidently i snaped out the sensor, i put it back but the light still on, something else i should do?....(maybe i broke the pins inside the male connector)
So you just have to plug it back and the light will go away? without disconecting the battery and stuff?
I disconnect the bat but that is me. My father in law who used to work on them pulls the wires and resets them all the time with the batt still connected...I would never do that though. I zip tied mine and sometimes good sometimes not.