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ABS warning light/Air bag light flashing

While driving from church this morning the ABS light came on. A little
while later the airbag light came on. Yesterday the little battery light
came on put that did not happen this morning. Is it safe to drive the
car tonight. I have to travel about 7miles in town and back.
Thanks

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  • OldsCiera95 Jan 29, 2009

    I have a 1995 Ciera and have almost an identical problem. The air bag light will flash first, then the ABS light will stay on and the charge light will come on sometimes along with the air bag light. I would love to know what the problem is.

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sure sounds like a battery / alternator issue , take it to an autozone or checkers , let them test the battery and charging system as a courtesy , and a second opinion . thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: the ABS and air-bag light are permanently on and a warning light

kenchyke, the shop may have disabled the air bag system to work on the car, and possibly forgot to activate it again. While this seems a bit odd to me that they could overlook this but, since it started after the work was done, you need to return it to the shop asap to have them check it out. Although the car runs fine, the abs system and the air bags won't operate, which could result in injury if you are in an accident (air bag will not deploy, abs probably disconnected).

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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The alternator is most likely dying. It's time for a replacement.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Lesabre air bag light stays on

air bag light stays on

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Airbags and ABS lights are on, A/C and Turn signals do not work

I would take to a reputable mechanic to have a diagnostic performed. Sounds like you have a serious electrical problem.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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This time of year alot of batteries fail because of the cold but a bad battery will not turn on the charging light. This usually only occurs when the alternator isnt charging. When the battery drains enough its possible thats why you have these other issues.
Codes only set when the computer does not see the correct voltages

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