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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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AirBag light randomly turns on

Hello

Airbag light and chime randomly turns on when driving, it stays few seconds, and then turns off. I checked for Airbag control module codes with Launch X431 diagnostic tool, and i get this trouble code:

DRIVER SQUIB #1 CIRCUIT OPEN

What it can be caused by? I think the clockspring is ok, because all other functions are working: steering wheel controls for cruise control, horn, power steering etc...

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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Had a 1996 Jeep ZJ do the same thing, turned out to be a bad ignition switch. Reached up under the switch and the cover was distorted, had bare wires showing when we got it apart. Never figured out how it got that way. But replaced the switch, worked great until my son tangled with a Surburban, the Jeep lost.

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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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OK, thank you very much, I'll check it. Has someone another had this problem? Btw reason more why I think that it wasnt caused by clockspring is that it doesnt matter if I move steering wheel on not, sometimes it comes on when I'm driving straight, and without touching steering wheel.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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Likely the clockspring. Easy fix, just gotta remove the steering wheel and put a new one on.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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But usually people have another problems connected with clockspring (horn, steering wheel controls etc), but in my case, everything else works. And airbag lights comes on sometimes even when i'm driving straight, without touching steering wheel? Does it still mean that it can be caused by clockspring?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:06 PM   #6
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Its possible, but that code is almost always the clockspring.

Here are the typical causes.
CLOCKSPRING, DRIVER AIRBAG CIRCUITS OPEN
DRIVER AIRBAG CIRCUITS OPEN
DRIVER AIRBAG LINE 2 OPEN
DRIVER AIRBAG LINE 1 OPEN
ACM, DRIVER AIRBAG CIRCUIT OPEN

I would start with the clockspring.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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i have to replace clockspring? there are no connectors or possibly bad contacts?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:41 PM   #8
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The clockspring is the connector. It allows your electronics to remain connected while the steering wheels turns. Not unusual for them to go out considering the wear that is put on them.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #9
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So, I guess i should buy new part and replace it, and see how its going then?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #10
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Unfortunately thats how it goes.

Out of all the things that could be wrong, thats likely the cheapest. Otherwise you are getting into actual airbag wiring and acm stuff.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #11
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Well, that clockspring isnt too cheap on Rockauto.com, so i think I'll wait for better days to buy it I'll check ignition switch, maybe it makes problem.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #12
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I have no idea where in Bosnia you would buy a clockspring, but I would imagine shipping it there would be pricey. Might be able to pick one up on ebay or something.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Shipping to Bosnia from USA usually costs 20 USD or more (depends of size, weight and so on). And the clockspring on rockauto is about $120, so that's why i'll wait some time before buying it : ) and in case of accident, would my airbag be activated if i have SOMETIMES this warning light on? or it won't work unless i fix it?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 05:53 PM   #14
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$50
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DORMA...Q5fAccessories
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Unread 02-23-2011, 05:56 PM   #15
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wow thank you, this one is pretty cheap. but seller does not offer international shipping, but anyways i'll try to find one who does. thank you for your help.
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