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Unread 05-20-2003, 10:17 PM   #1
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Airbag Warning Light On

Ive have a 99 Sahara that I bought used with no manual. Ive 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?

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Unread 05-20-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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Mine has come on before. I disconnected my battery for about 30 minutes. Hooked it back up hasn't come on since...
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Unread 05-21-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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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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Unread 05-21-2003, 10:40 AM   #4
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put electrical tape over it...

diconnect the battery for several minutes, if it's still there after that then take it to a dealer to get checked out OR get the code yourself and check it out (search on error codes for more info)

Good Luck - and if you work on your airbag - set up a video camera, your tradgedy could be our comedy!
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Unread 05-21-2003, 10:45 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 05-21-2003, 11:31 AM   #6
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My has a fuse, not sure about the '99s.

Check that the previous owner didn't pull them!

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Unread 05-21-2003, 05:36 PM   #7
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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?

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look at the top under FAQ
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My question is: why does Wranglers have airbags? I wish there was a turn off switch for both bags. Hope I never hit a tree or something when offroading
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My question is: why does Wranglers have airbags? I wish there was a turn off switch for both bags. Hope I never hit a tree or something when offroading
Nanny state is why - your mother the Feds.
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Unread 05-22-2003, 01:10 PM   #11
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My question is: why does Wranglers have airbags? I wish there was a turn off switch for both bags. Hope I never hit a tree or something when offroading
never happen...the computer governes that the airbags not work under a certain speed. Also any impact violent enough to set off your airbag - will save your face. You want the airbag.
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Unread 05-23-2003, 10:12 AM   #12
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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
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Unread 05-23-2003, 07:42 PM   #13
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never happen...the computer governes that the airbags not work under a certain speed. Also any impact violent enough to set off your airbag - will save your face. You want the airbag.
thats good to know ....I didn't know about the certain speed thing ....I just pull my fuse's out when I wheel

back to the topic.... you said you bought it used ....I would check the fuse's and make sure the other owner didn't pull them out and never put them back
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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.
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Unread 05-23-2003, 09:42 PM   #15
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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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