Both air bags deployed, i found a scrap car that i can replace what ever i need to, my question is: is there a clock spring in the bumper, i know theres one behind the drivers airbag, and do i need to replace the air bag module, if so is that it?
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Re: Air bag Deployed in saturn Sl '96
The air bag module is under thecenter console,there is a clock spring behind the steering wheel,thats ok dont replace it, there is a sensor under the hood should be ok,usually can reuse them just need to reset them at dealer,go to the yard get your 2 used air bags and go to the dealer and they will reset it all and you should be ok
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There is no way to re-set your module if the internal inertia switch has been deployed. Just replace your module with an new one. You will need to make sure that all parts of the system have been repaired before installing and powering up your new module as there is a self test every time the system is powered up. If there is still a fault there will be an error code set in the new module. All impact sensors, seat belt tensioners, clock spring, wiring, and air bags them selves have to be in place and connected.
You will not be able to perform this repair without a scan-tool that can communicate with the Air-Bag system. This tool allows the mechanic to look and test affected components. It also allows the system to be reset, after the necessary repairs are completed. The Air-Bag deployed because the Air-Bag Control Module detected an impact. If you replace the air-bag before any necessary repairs are completed and before the system is reset, the new air-bag will deploy as soon as it receives power.
Hi there ,think you will find you will need to reset the engine management system as it records the fact the air bags are deployed and thus safety feature is not to let he vehicle start as it thinks it still has deployed air bags,either a good auto electricion or dare i say fords.
Be careful. You do not want the air bag to deploy on you suddenly. Check the air bag fuse on the vehical, it may need to be replaced. If your air bags have been deployed recently, the lights do not turn off until the dealer turns them off for you.
My daughter has a "99 Saturn SC1, and she hit a curb and deployed hers. I (Many years as a mechanic) replaced both bags, the computer which is located under the center console, and the "clock spring" located behind the steering wheel to get it all working. (No air bag light on while driving) The steering wheel airbag melted the clock spring when it fired. I purchased these all used on E-Bay.
There is something called a clock spring that is to be replaced and time an air bag is deployed. The main risk is an unexpected deployment while installing a new one. This can kill you!!! You must disconnect the battery(both terminals) and wait 30 min for backup power in the control module to go away. then be careful not to create static while handling the bag. Always hold it so it faces away from you if it where to deploy. There is a yellow conector on the back side and two screws to remove and replace the bag. The clock spring requires pulling the steering wheel. I believe you can rent steering wheel pullers.the clock spring just has screws and a connector. this is not rocket science it is done daily in body shops just follow the precautions and you will be fine
Only way to shut the light off is remove the light bulb. Only way to know the cost is first find out why the air bag was deployed then replace broken parts. Also be aware that ash from smoking can get into the steering wheel destroying the clockspring for the airbag therefore setting the light.
you have to replace air bag . because your horn pad contact switches made in bag . when bag deployed it mess your contact switches .its going to cost you 700.00 dollars. have to fix it . or your car wont pass state inspection.sorry it happen . good luck.