Question about 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
I recently put an a/c compressor on my 2005 equinox ever since I did the airbag readiness light stays on .could I have bumped a sensor or something to cause it to come on ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is this van new for you ? is it a status light letting you know that the airbag is loaded and ready for anypassenger that you have in your van ? do you have a key that you can turn it off in most vans there is an option to turn air bag on or off depending on size or opinion of passenger . im thinking that if its a status light its okay to be on letting you know its ready for opperation . take a look at your owners manual airbag section . and if it does turn out to be a warning malfunction indicator please dont waste time take it to your local dealer and have it checked out .hope this information helps good luck
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
The front crash sensor is on or near the radiator support under the hood, it is a little square box, one question why do you think it has a problem? it is a mechanical device, a steel ball bearing sitting in an inverted cone, when you crash the ball bearing breaks free of the magnet, that breaks a connection and signals the airbag monitor to fire the airbags, it takes a 5+ MPH impact to set all this in motion, there are side impact sensors as well, the physics of these are a little different, they are measured in G force of the impact, hope all this doesn't bore, one note the fuel that fires the air bag is made by the same folks that make rocket fuel for the solid fuel boosters of the space shuttle.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
the reason this usually happens is due to an open circuit in the coiled ribbon connector to the airbag from the steering column, the part is called the rotating clock spring contact.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 equinox with P0405 code.
Do you have an odd smell in the interior compartment? This could be due to the egr being damaged from debris from the road. Hire a professional to do it or go to a car parts store and get the motors repair manual or similar.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
bignbad711: 1st, to address your issue with the airbag system. I am going to guess that you have no experience in SRS systems. This is not meant as an insult, it just means that I want to give you a little more input so you don't end up making an expensive mistake or a PAINFUL ONE! VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! Ay time you work on an airbag system, disconnect the "GROUND" battery cable and allow the car to sit for a few minutes so the the residual power will drain off. YOU DO NOT WANT A MISHAP!
On the car you have asked about, it uses, Driver's side and passenger's side airbags. It has Seat belt Pretensioners (they are like little explosive charges in cylinders which at the time of the airbag deployment, will discharge and lock the seat belts keeping them from reeling out. Once it has been discharged, the belt has to be replaced. Obviously the side airbags, you would have replaced, however, did you replace the clock spring? This component is just below the steering wheel. When the airbags deploy, in most situations, the clock spring electrical circuit will sustain some electrical damage. A word of caution: if you haven't replaced the clock spring and plan on doing it, follow the directions to the letter. If you don't have any, got to the book store and you will be able to find several sources of manuals there that will show you how. You don't have to buy the book, just write down what you have learned. If you had come up against a stone wall, write back in and I'll see if I can help you out. The car, in being reconditioned, may have a damaged impact sensor at the front of the car (located above the A/C condenser on the driver's side). Wiring harnesses, can be damaged from collisions and it's not unlike body shops or rebuilders to miss the damage or improperly repair it. CAUTION! The connectors are quite different than the regular electrical connectors. These have positive locking devices to keep the connectors from coming loose. Study them before trying to take them apart. Your best bet should you have all your bases covered, is to have the system scanned. Most good shops have scanners to
which will scan the airbag systems, abs systems and more on most cars. I just spent over 8 grand for updates and upgraded my equipment. It "AINT" cheap to stay on top of things! (BOY, WHAT ENGLISH!) It is better to pay some money to get factual data than start throwing parts at the car trying to fix it. Most rebuilders use used parts including SRS components.
In reference to the radio, The radio actually has to get it's power through a component called a BODY CONTROL MODULE.
If you are needing a security code some type, as long as you can provide proof of ownership, the dealers can, with a Vin number in some instances with some things help you. I'm not as familiar with GM as I am with most import cars, so I wish I could offer you more input. I know that on some cars, it requires the removal of the radio the get the number off the back of it. This number is the one which the dealer can look up the code for that specific radio.
I hope what I have supplied you has helped in some way to further your quest to getting the car going.
PS: Autozone and a few other auto parts houses scan cars at no charge. As to whether they can scan airbag systems? I couldn't say. GOOD LUCK GUY!
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
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