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www.civinfo.com > ... > Bugs, faults and irritations Feb 12, 2012 - 18 posts - 5 authors
Airbag light. ABS ALSO - the speedometer, rev counter and engine temp ... 30 mins driving (apart from engine management light which stays on). ... I have ruled out problems with the alternator and the relays - they're all fine.
the ABS and traction light are on due to a failure with the speedometer. I SUSPECT A SEED SENSOR would be the culprit as if speed is not sensed from a wheel (RF / LF /RR / LR) the ABS module with be disabled and would lite the ABS and Brake light. the airbag and heated seats are on separate circuit. the air bag should be diagnosed with a handheld device ( go to advance auto or similar type parts store)n they will read the code.. post the code and I may be able to help ... also ask em to get the ABS / Brake codes a ell
The abs,Asc,Handbrake all this is related to most likely a sensor that has gone out is not functioning properly. I would not drive this myself, especially with the air bag light on as if computer is throwing these signals out, you do not want to take the chance of air bag accidentally going off. Most this I am sure can be fixed at dealer. They will hook up there fancy equipment diagnostic machine, and reset the computer. Worst case is there might be a sensor that has to be replaced. This could be also a short in wire harness. Bottom line take it in and have them hook up to machine. This will pin point problem, because next step would be car could automatically shut down.
In most cases this problem is caused by the rotating ribbon circuit contact under the steering wheel having a broken filament, the part is known as a clock spring contact, u will need to properly disarm the airbag and remove the steering wheel to access the part. WARNING: Failure to disarm the airbag system can result in an unexpected Airbag deployment and possible serious personnel injury disconnect the battery 30 minutes prior to start of work.
try unplugging the battery and wait about ten minutes...to let the computer reset..then reconnect the battery..if that doesnt work..try popping the battery with jumper cables from another car...(while connect)
If the Airbag light is on, it indicates that a electronic fault is stored in the memory for the airbag. You will need to have a diagnostic check done to pinpoint what the fault is, have it sorted out and only then can the fault be cleared so the light will go off. The ABS light also indicates a fault on the electronic side of the braking system. If the light comes on as you start the vehicle this indicates that there is an open circuit in the wiring or that the ABS control unit itself is faulty. If the light only comes on once the vehicle is in motion, this indicates that a wheel speed sender is incorrectly fitted or dirty and not sensing the ABS Rotor on one of the wheels. If a CV joint has been replaced, the joint may not have an ABS ring fitted on it.[front] At the rear the ABS pick up is fitted on the inside of the brake discs and must be fitted to the new disc when replacing discs.
First time you can try to disconnect the battery from car terminals, waiting for 30 minutes and connect again the cables in order to reset the ABS and Airbag Electronic Control Units (ECU). If this procedure does not work you must use a diagnostic equipment connected to the Data Link Connector (DLC) of the car. The ABS and Airbag ECU fault memory can only be accessed and erased using diagnostic equipment connected to the DLC. Please rate my response. Thanks!
disconnect the battery, then find the air bag plug normally under the seat or around side of the seat, maybe under the carpet *bright orange cable*
once you have disconnected the battery and the cable start taking the steering wheel apart and remove it, after market steering wheel will be needed unless your just going to cut the air back out and re fit the wheel, do not connect the air bag cable, you will have a dash light on the dash for air bag doing this though.
I read on another site that if the indicator on the dash is malfunctioning and there's a fault code in the system, the beeping is a secondary indication that there's a need for service. I've had my air bag light blinking for some time now. Yesterday my gauges went out, Oil Pressure, Gas Level, Temp Level, and the Battery Charging Meter, all went dead. After starting the vehicle, it beeps 5 sets of 5 beeps. Since the dash obviously has problems, (Including the Air Bag blinking thing not working), the beeps I now hear are what you are experiencing. However, if you still see the air bag light blinking, maybe your situation is a bit different than mine.