Iíve have a í99 Sahara that I bought used with no manual. Iíve ordered the manual but the airbag light is on, has 77,350 miles. Do I need to get it checked per routine maintenance or is it something else?
Most of the time if it comes on and stays on you might have a airbag controller that failed. Mechanic told me the airbags will still work, but its just goin to show the airbag light until you get it fixed.
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You need to get the error code for why the air bag light is on.
The reason is that there are various errors that can cause the light to come on, and at least one of them is dangerous -- that is, the airbag, under certain error condition, can deploy prematurely (i.e. without there being an accident) - such as while you are driving down the road.
So, you need to at least check the code before you decide to ignore it.
OK so I took the Jeep to a local shop and it spit out 3 codes, but I have run numerous searches and cannot find the codes. The shop said to call back tomorrow, but the mechanic said that when the light comes on it should disable the airbags. Anyone know where to find the codes?
Originally posted by Jeep4fun That's good to know when I am crawling, it won't go off. I know this though, if you cross your hand over the steering wheel when you drive, when the airbag deploys, it can break your arm.
Just like you driving instructor said: hands at 2 and 10
Excellent advice and it's something most people don't know or think of. Also, as many people hook their thumbs in the steering wheel, I see many broken wrists. Of course, given that these are often the only injuries (other than some burns caused by the deploying bags) in accidents that would've caused far worse injuries without airbags, I still encourage everybody to use them and not disable them unless absolutely necessary.
OK, so the Airbag Control Module is shot, the shop is asking $265 for a new one, not including installation. Could I buy this part used, or would that be a bad idea? Can you guys point me to an online source for Jeep parts?
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T18 Transmission with adaptor kit
3Ē lift with 33Ē Super Swappers
8000lb Warn winch with custom bumper
I sold that Jeep and have regretted it since, but have found my way home. I bought used, and have inherited some problems, but driving my TJ reminds me how much I love these wheelers.