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Flashing Airbag Light Prior to Startup

Should the airbag light on my 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue flash repeatedly before going out, when I start it up? It is the only light on my dash that does this, the other lights do not flash. I only noticed this after having some repairs done a moth ago.

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On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident.
The flashing light on your car is telling the answer you need. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.

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