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Re: air bag light on ,new battery needs charge after idle...
Hi, If you have access to a VAG-com diagnostic system it might help, but it could be something very simple like a trunk or glove compartment light staying on due to a faulty switch.
If the car were mine I would remove the neg battery terminal and check with an ammeter to find out if there is any current being drawn when the car and all accessories are switched off.
If you don't want to be even that technical, stick a running camcorder in the trunk and glove compartments and close the doors for 20 seconds. Open the door and play back the video to see if the light went out...
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If you didn't have a crash, but suddenly the air bag light started popping up, you may be in need of a new battery.
It's rather common on the fusions..... when the battery starts running lower on power, the airbag system doesn't get the proper voltage and thinks there is a problem....the light will trigger because of this.
Is it on all the time? Did it start coming on then go away a short time after you started driving? If yes to that last question, I'd say 95% the issue is a weak battery.
code DTC 1351 ICM IGNITION CONTROL CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT CONDITIONS.check alternator out put at the battery while vechicle running should have 13.5 - 14.5 volts. if not alternator failing which will cause ignition problems and other problems. if alternator okay let dealership fix because faulty airbag is dealership fix.
Sounds to me like one of the air bag sensors may have tripped, causing the airbag computer to think the vehicle has been wrecked. Take the vehicle to a dealership and have them reset the air bag sensors to get rid of the light.
With a volt meter and the engine at idle, check the voltage at the battery.It should always be just over 12 up to 14 volts. At idle with no accessorys on (lights, fan, radio ect.) The voltage should stay just over 12 volts. As you turn on all the accessorys the voltage should rise up to between 12-14 volts.
Also, a new battery needs to be fully charge before use. Most new batterys sit on the shelf and lose charge. My last new battery needed 8 hours of chargeing to be fully charged.
I hope this helps.
I had the same problem.air bag light blinking. Although the power window, radio, light, A/C,etc was working, I could not get it to start. I found out the charge indicator light was not coming on when key is turn to the on position. Cut a short story even shorter, The alternator died. Check your alternator, therefore not charging battery.. But first check your battery(all other features can still work with weak battery) Car can't start because not enough power in battery to turn over. That was my problem. Probably the same for you.
You can have the airbag light tested for the trouble code that is making the light blink, the most likely cause is the rotating contact that connects the steering wheel airbag to the steering column wiring, it is called the clock-spring contact, if you replace this part yourself make sure to follow factory procedures for disarming the airbag, if you don't and it goes off you will have a good chance of being injured or worse.