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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Service Air Bag Light

So about a week ago when we had a meet around midnight, I noticed my Service Air bag light pop up when I cranked the car up....I was freaking out, read the manual...didnt know what to do, so I turned my car off and turned it back on, went away...

Tonight, I get in my car after I get off work, and there it is again!
Should I really get to the dealer asap to get this fixed?
I just thought it was weird how it has only come up randomly instead of staying my CEL does lol

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My Dad's Sunfire did this when he had it. It was a corroded wire that was connected to the relay on the front bumper.


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If you take it in, make sure the light is on because they can't diagnose the problem otherwise. Or do what I do and just ignore it lol(still haven't swapped the right sensors in for my seats)
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Fuse or relay possibly.

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i had this problem when some stuff shorted out,but then again when i had this problem lots of other stuff happened,power steering went out (didnt have the recall) the A/C went out,the rear defroster went out,the wipers didnt work and it said service air bag. i went to the dealer got the recall work on the ower steering fixed for free but i had to pay 140$ to get the other stuff fixed. they said a few of my fuses blew.
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Yes, get it to the dealer. I had this happen on the Aveo that my wife used to own and it was the center display. The one on the Aveo that also has the clock and tells you if the passeger side air bag is on or off. If also could be any of the sensers.
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I just swapped out my sensors today and I am SO jacked about not having that stupid light! FTW!

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It is either high or low resistance/ poor contact in an SIR deployment loop. Each circuit of the airbag system sees a certain amount of measured resistance in them. Once a value exceeds or fails to meet this value it will set the light. Since it is not on steady I'm guessing one of the above conditions. You can take it in whilst the light is either on or off, because the DTC will not dissapear until 100 consecutive failure free ignition cycles, which rarely happens.

This does not require immediate attention, as the airbag will still attempt deployment should a crash occur. You should get it in at earliest convenience though. My money is on either pretensioner deployment loop or side airbags.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 02:02 PM
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Is your sensor for an 09 above the cushion or below the seat
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