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Airbag light on and needs to be reset - need location of module to reset, please forward ASAP please.

Light is on for airbags and airbags have not been deployed. I need to know the location of module and how to reset.

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  • pauline1998 Oct 22, 2008

    I need the location of the airbag module on the 1996 Mazda Miata as I do not have a manual available.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    We do not work for FIXYA, they claim they have manuals, we do not have any more access to manuals than you do, I would suggest you buy a factory manual, as long as the airbag light is on the system is disabled.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

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This is either a problem with one or both of your airbags or the airbag connector located at the back of the glovebox has been disconnected for some reason. (ie. to prevent airbag opening when installing baby seat) (1999 miata does not have a baby seat airbag disabling sensor).

You should get your car inspected at your local mazda service to check if this is a wiring (plug disconnected) issue or one of your airbags is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.

Flashing airbag light could indicate that either one of the airbags or both have a problem. Disconnecting the passenger's airbag has the same effect.

Warning! Do NOT attempt to do any kind of airbag/airbag wiring related repair yourself. Airbag problems should be addressed ONLY by certified technicians at your local Mazda service. (Airbag fixing requires for example that the car battery is disconnected, you MUST NOT attempt anything with the car battery connected).


Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: 1990-Mazda miata

you have to reset your computer..it is kind of tricky..you have to pump the gas pedal three times on the third time hold it to the floor turn the ignition to on position then off then start the car it should reset it..

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: airbag light keeps flashing

HAS UR AIRBAG ECU BEEN REPLACED I KNOW SOMETIMES NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WELL.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Airbags deployed

You have to disconnect the battery, replace the air bag modules (air bag modules are the things that explode in your face) and the crash sensors and the control unit or module that came with it. Reconnect the battery and the car should start. Hope this is helpful.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 06 kia sportage airbag control module

If your refering to the light on top of the dash that says "psgr air bag not connected" here;s the deal.

The module is activated when someone sits in the seat. Turn the key on and the notification will light. Go around to the psgr side of the car and sit in the seat and the light should go out.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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