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1998 olds silhouette air bag light stays on

Can i clear this code by removing a combination of fuses without a computer scanner ? the light just came on and won't go out.

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  • wrwr Dec 26, 2008

    My air bag warning light comes on frequently. Had it serviced but the problem continues.

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SOURCE: REMOVE AIR BAG FROM DASHBOARD IN 99 OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE

Only a owner, or somebody who worked on an olds can give a full answer. Well, in London I don't see many Oldsmobile.
I hope to help by posting a link to Haynes Haynes on haynes manual for your model you should find the whole illustrated procedure for fitting the airbag.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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You need access to VagCom (the diagnostic software from VW and Audi). You can download it free at www.ross-tech.com, and buy the interface cable for your laptop on eBay for about $20. Or you can pay an hour's labor at a VW/Audi dealer to have them turn off the light.

What probably happened is similar to what happened in my 99 Audi A4. I have side airbags in the seats, and if the front seats are moved all the way back for any reason, it puts tension on the yellow airbag connector under the seat. That pulls it out just enough to open the contact and trip an airbag failure light. What I did was zip-tie the connector tightly (be very careful of the wires, as they're small and you don't want to pinch them), then use VagCom to turn off the light. Using the software is the only way to turn the light off - no ignition cycling or drive cycles, or number of miles driven, nor a battery disconnect, can reset the light.

Use VagCom to find out which airbag is giving you trouble, zip-tie its connector, and have the light turned off. Then you're set.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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Make sure there are no bad connections under the right front seat. Usually it is just a bad connection. Try to clear codes and see if the code returns. You could also try switching the left and the right and see if the problems moves to the left side to be sure it is a defective pretensioner. If you do need to change it, just unhook the battery for 5 minutes. Then unplug and unbolt it. Hook up the new one and then hook the battery back up.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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On my 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette, the air bag light occasionally comes on. What I found is that under the drivers seat, there are some electrical connections. Make sure all of those are tight. Make sure you have nothing under the drivers seat pushing on the cables.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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check the fuses and wiring in the fuse box and the relay ,either that or the abs pump has a problem.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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Under the front seats you have wires going to your seat belt anchors.These wires are atached to a sensor witch activate the air bags if the anchors have force pull on them.The wires have plugs under the seat.Disconnect the plugs and spray with electical cleaner and replace.Make sure the ignition is switched off befor you attemt doing.90%of the time this will work.good luck.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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CLEARING CODES (works for code 52)
1. Only intermittent codes and codes that diagnostic monitor recognizes as being repaired may be cleared from memory. To clear codes, cycle ignition OFF to ON. Observe AIR BAG warning light. AIR BAG warning light will illuminate for 4-8 seconds, and flash fault code.

(Comment) Loosely translated - If you dont have the problem fixed, this wont work. Code 52 should clear with this!

2. Locate air bag diagnostic 2-pin connector.

(Comment) This was a fun one. According to the air bag wiring diagram that I also got from Mitchell, the Airbag Diagnostic Connector is located "Right side of Instrument Panel". The only thing I found immediately to the right of the I/P (between the stereo and Instrument panel) was a black computer with 4 connectors which is NOT what I was looking for. I finally found a blog that mentioned the computer for the air bag computer was behind the right side kick panel. Sure enough....there it was. Attached to the side of the diagnostic computer was a two prong diagnostic connector.

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