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My air bag light is on. What is the usual diagnosis?

My air bag light is on. and im going to the dealer to take a look at it... I cant pass inspection with it on, but it has been on for 6 months! What is the usual diagnosis of the air bag light and is it expensive to fix???

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Air bag is control by a separate module than your car computer
and normal scanners will not read airbag trouble codes only dealerships and big repair shops can afford to have a $10k scanner.
and yes usually is expensive to fix.
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For a smog inspection you can still pass if your air bag light is on. Its the check engine light that will fail you

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Diagnosis Mode to User Mode — After Repair
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Diagnosis Mode to User Mode — During Diagnosis
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