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Unread 05-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Airbag Light (dash) is on.

Today my airbag light started to come on. I'm not sure why, it just started today. I'll drive for about 15 minutes and it'll come on in the DASH and the usual light that comes on when someone under 80lbs sits on the seat. It lights up in two spots, do I need to go to the dealer? It comes on after a certain amount of miles it seems... ideas?

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Unread 05-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Not exactly sure but check the connection of the wires at the airbag module.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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I haven't done that, before I mess with the dealer I'll do that. They hate me by now. Made them fix my rear seat, leaking soft top four times, hehe..
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Unread 05-13-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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There's an electronic connector that goes to your seatbelt ratchet mechanism. Its for the pyrotechnical device in the seatbelt. Make sure this is securely plugged into the seatbelt.
I wiped out my seatbelt ratchet in some mud and replaced it with an aftermarket that doesn't have the pyrotechnics. My airbag light is on all the time now.
The connection should be under your carpet or under the door sill somewhere. Unplug it, and replug it in, then turn the rig back on and see if it clears. Otherwise, I'd go to the dealer with it.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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There's an electronic connector that goes to your seatbelt ratchet mechanism. Its for the pyrotechnical device in the seatbelt. Make sure this is securely plugged into the seatbelt.
I wiped out my seatbelt ratchet in some mud and replaced it with an aftermarket that doesn't have the pyrotechnics. My airbag light is on all the time now.
The connection should be under your carpet or under the door sill somewhere. Unplug it, and replug it in, then turn the rig back on and see if it clears. Otherwise, I'd go to the dealer with it.
Will do. I don't have carpet, so it's exposed. I need to find a way to waterproof this stuff ^_^
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Unread 05-13-2009, 06:36 AM   #6
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Mine was caused by 'clockspring'

My airbag light was caused by the clockspring going bad. The clockspring, in case you're not familiar (as I wasn't), is a thin bundle of wires in your steering column that carries signals from the turning, to the non-turning parts of your steering wheel. When the clockspring is bad, the signal that tells your OBD computer the steering wheel angle and the status of the airbag module can fail.

Mine was fixed in 30 minutes by the good dealer I deal with 40 minutes from my house.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 06:57 AM   #7
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i've had the airbag lights on numerous times. sometimes it fixes itself after a few days if i can't get to the dealer right away. i've noticed it come on more frequently after a rain if my doors are off, but then goes away after a few days. i'm assuming it gets wet and dries out
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Unread 05-13-2009, 07:09 AM   #8
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Mine came on once when my back seat was folded down and pusshing hard against the rear of the passenger seat. Scooted the passenger seat forward a couple of inches and it solved my problem.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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Mine came on once when my back seat was folded down and pusshing hard against the rear of the passenger seat. Scooted the passenger seat forward a couple of inches and it solved my problem.
This is actually interesting. I have a CAR SEAT right behind that seat. I bet 100% that it has to do with that car seat up against it..
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Unread 05-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #10
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what is this air bag contraption you are talking about
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Unread 05-14-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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what is this air bag contraption you are talking about
When you get stuck, you press a button and it pops up from underneath and rolls underneath the Jeep and moves you until you're unstuck. I love my JK Then it pops when it sees those fugly square headlights

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Unread 05-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #12
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u know the funny thing.. i was driving down the road and saw a buddy of mine so i honked the horn.. then my air bag light came on.. the weirdest thing thats ever... o well.. it went off when i restarted the jeep.. lol
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Unread 05-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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It hasn't come on, so I assume it was that car seat. And BiGEN, my airbag light came on two other times. Once you restart, it goes away... I guess its just buggy?
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This happened to me after I found a bottle of water under the passenger seat and had to wiggle it out (it was a large bottle). I think I disturbed some wiring for the weight sensor that detects whether or not you have passenger or not. I reached over and pressed down hard on the passenger seat about 1/3 of the way from front to back, and the light went out after about 5 seconds. I plan to get down there this weekend and see what I can see, but I've no doubt it's that sensor in the passenger seat since the light always goes out and stays out once I reach over and press the seat. Once I stop and restart it comes back until I do it again.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #15
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This happened to me after I found a bottle of water under the passenger seat and had to wiggle it out (it was a large bottle). I think I disturbed some wiring for the weight sensor that detects whether or not you have passenger or not. I reached over and pressed down hard on the passenger seat about 1/3 of the way from front to back, and the light went out after about 5 seconds. I plan to get down there this weekend and see what I can see, but I've no doubt it's that sensor in the passenger seat since the light always goes out and stays out once I reach over and press the seat. Once I stop and restart it comes back until I do it again.
Mine was doing quite the opposite. It was coming on as I was driving for about 10-15 minutes. I'd shut down, restart, it was off. I guess the car seat was causing the issue.
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