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Electrical problems. Side air bags went off by themselves

The dash light would flicker once and a while.  The warning system would report that I needed to check air in tires when they were fine,  The air bag light would stay on and ring but then would go out.  Then all of a sudden I had several warning lights come on and then stop then boom the side air bags went off all by themselves.  I stopped the car and started it again. the lights would flicker the speedometer did not work the security light was on and the dash would read driver two and then flicker to unknow driver and back again then the gauges would all go to zero then come back up.

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Saw this in many Buicks while working valet 7+ years, has to be some kind of recall. I suggest calling a dealer

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WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.
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Fig. 2: Air bag system component locations — 1992–00 vehicles 84176002.gif
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