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We fixed a salvaged Impala, and the air bag indicator stayed on. The bags were not blown, we think it might have done it because we started it with them unpluged. What do we have to do to get it to go off?

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You would need to hook up a diagnostics scanner and clear the stored code.. if you had a scanner usually can be cleared at a service shop.. they will also be able to tell you if u have any other air bag issues... Or you can try disconnecting battery and checking your air bag plugins then reconnecting your battery

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