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Airbag light in 97 cavalier is on

Air bag light came on when started the car and did not turn off as I was driving. This has never happened before. Main concern is if it is anything to worry about. Don't know if it is related but we had a lot of rain and wind last night, car is parked on the street and streets flooded over curbs. Nothing got in the car that I can tell. Otherwise nothing unusal I can think of.

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When the airbag light is on 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 th clock spring contact, a coiled up ribbon electrical contact that turns with the wheel

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Yea mine also came on take your fuses out my airbag blew in my face when i was driving so take the fuse out i was told taht it didnt work and that is why my light was on yea right last time i listen to anyone

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