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The airbag light blinks after starting

I own a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder and the airbag light started blinking off and on out of nowhere. I checked all my fuses and none were blown.

Also some of the dash lights are off. The Defrost button and hazard button dont light up and neither does the back windshield button light. The air circulalation button for circling air in the cabin doesnt light up but the air conditioning indicator does. Is this all something wrong with my electrical system? My vehicle has 144,000 miles and is in otherwise good condition. I need to change the spark plugs, fuel filter, and a basic tune-up. Also my power steering belt screeches when I turn the wheel all the way to the left or right. Should I even try to fix any of this or is not worth my time or money. Of course I want that Darn air bag light to stop blinking. That drives me crazy at night!

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I bet you have a ground wire loose or relay gone bad. One little thing will throw off your whole vehicle. I would check the relays, fuses and ground wires. But it is definitely electrical and hope its not BCM

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