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The airbag of the car deployed and do not want to put in a new one but the airbag light is always on so how do you turn the light off or condemn it? Where is the airbag control unit located? At times the check engine lights up and is on for a couple of days and at times it turns off by itself without doing anything,

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  • vergelregner Jun 19, 2009

    yes, the man with the laptop did clear the error message and light of the check engine turned off but it came back after a couple of days and the guy said it was because of the airbag module that already deployed which the airbag light has been on eversince its deployment.



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You need a man with a laptop and some software to hack into the EMU to sort out the error messages.

Re: Air Bag

In view of the fact that you are trying to defeat a safety feature of the car you may find that a lot of them will not take it on

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  • Tom
    Tom Jun 19, 2009

    The engine light and the airbag one are two different fault codes

    If the engine light comes on the first thing we look at is the Lamba Sensor in the exhaust line as they tend to become intermittent and can trip on and off

    The air bag one can be masked within the software so that it does not show but that is not strictly legal as you could sue the man who masked it if you were in an accident and got hurt because the airbag was not working

    The peopel who write the software are under an obligation to make sure that faults are not ignored



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