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Why does my air bag light turn on after i tunr my car on ? is this dangerous ?

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The clocks-spring has nothing to do with a clock in the dash, it is a part behind the steering wheel that connects the airbag in the steering wheel (along with the horn and other steering wheel controls) to the rest of the vehicle.

The clock-spring is actually a long wire tape wound up in a round holder. It's designed to allow the wheel to turn without losing contact between the steering wheel and the rest of the vehicle. With all of the turning, sometimes the wires inside will start to break apart, which could be the problem causing the light to come on, but it could also be something else, too.

Take it to the dealer for this problem to diagnose it and repair. I wouldn't trust an airbag issue to someone who might not know what they're doing.

Also, ask them if they can help you at all with it since it only has 27,400 miles, even though it's out of warranty by time. They may not, but it never hurts to ask. If they say they can't, then you could still call Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997 and ask them if there's anything they can do to help you. Again, the answer may be no, but it never hurts to try.

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If it's sensing weight in the passenger seat, it will show the airbag off symbol, which is a picture of a person in a seat with an X through a circle that represents the airbag. This indicator is above the A/C and heater control knobs, if that's the light that's coming on, it's from the purse being in the seat.

The airbag light under the speedometer (next to the left turn signal indicator arrow) is the main airbag system light. It's a picture of a person sitting in a seat with a circle representing the airbag. If this is the light that's on, it's detecting a problem with the system.

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