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2004 CTS " service airbag "light is lit

Light goes on and off. the rear driver side airbag cover (at pillar) was loose when i got the car. I popped it back on but it still comes loose once in a while. could this be the cause for the warning light coming on? If not any suggestions for self troubleshooting?

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Yes it is the cause of the light coming on. Unless you have lots of auto mechanic experience don't attemp tthis repair yourself. Get the car to a dealer.

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