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Airbag sensor lights up and horn not working

The wire from my GPS got caught in the steering wheel, and now the airbag sensor is lit and the horn isn't working.

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You need to go to this site, http://www.airbagsolutions.com/contact.aspx and ask them how to pin your air bage module to get the trouble code it is the cheepest way and if you can't do that then you will have to take it to a mechanic at $60.00 for hook up, these guys charge $17.00 to help you figure outthe problem, and every car is different thats why I don't know how to pin it out.so do that and it will tell you if it is a serious problem or something that you can just clear the code.

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