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Service engine soon light/security light

Installed new air bags with module and had car scanned to program new bags to car. The air bag light went out,but now the service engine soon and security lights stay on,any suggestions? The car is a 2003 Buick century.

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Service vechile soon light and air bag light came on after I had to jump car

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Probably the dealer will reset the system it for free.

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