My airbag light stays on, hyundai sonata 1997, tried disconnecting the battery overnight, tried the door switch didn't work, when i start the car the airbag flashes 6 - 7 times and it stays on. i also tried the on and off still nothing. please help
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THE PROBLEM IS YOUR AIRBAG MODULE (computer) it is pretty expensive to fix since it needs to be replaced. Around $500 prolly more unless you know someone. Airbags won't go off randomly. But they prolly won't work when they are supposed to.
My airbag light stays on too. It could be a code you could just clear. The Sonata has several airbags. It could be a non working seat airbag, or even a thrown off senser (which is common in this car)! I dont think its worth 80 dollars to fix at the dealership. Go to auto parts store and get it checked.
When the airbag light (SRS) is on or blinks it means a fault has occurred in the system and the airbag diagnostic monitor has disabled the system, the most common problem that turns the light on is a break in the connection to the steering wheel mounted airbag, this is due to a rotating ribbon contact that breaks under the steering wheel that connects the airbag to the wiring harness and the diagnostic monitor, the part is called the clock spring contact, a coiled up ribbon electrical contact that turns with the steering wheel while maintaining a mechanical connection to the airgag mounted on the steering wheel, to replace this part you must disarm the airbag system and remove the steering wheel, this requires a special steering wheel puller tool and that you disarm the airbag system before you start the work, to do this disconnect the battery negative cable for 1 hour prior.
are your dasboard lights at full brightness?Turn your headlight switch(it may be on the interior light detent).BTW I drive a '97 Bonneville SE and one great thing about these cars is that if you leave a light on it will shut off after about 5 minutes so it won't drain your battery overnight.
Take it into a Hyundai Dealership and have the SRSCM scanned for the specific trouble codes. They will tell you EXACTLY where the problem is and what's needed to fix it. NOW, having written that, if you want to try 'CLEARING' the airbag light to see if it comes back 'ON', disconnect the battery cables (+) and (-) from the battery and touch them together for 10 seconds (this is with the ignition key in the 'RUN' position). Reconnect the cables to the battery to see if the Airbag light comes back on or stays on. If it does, then have it diagnosed by a qualified technician.
Loose wire connections must be checked first.
Here is the simple way to check if the battery is discharged: Turn the ignition on, with the engine off, switch the windshield wipers on. If they move way too slowly, much slower than usual, the battery is probably discharged. As the battery is relatively new, it can be recharged. All you need to do is to boost your car and let the engine run for a while to charge the battery