air bag light

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  1. 2bob

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    hello my air bag light came on when driving now
    i have look under the seat for wires But can not see any
    so were do i look please

    thx s dave
     
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    Under the seat it would only be the wires for the seat belt warning, the air bag on the drivers side is in the top of the steering column and under the dash on the passenger side. Not advisable to play around with air bags unless you fully understand them and know what you are doing otherwise it can result in serious injury.
     
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  3. 2bob

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    thx lennyhb not i want to read
    but hey
     
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    Mine came on in August this year in Port Grimaud. Took it to the nearby Renault dealer. They plugged it in to the computer, said it was a loose wire and charged me €170! Lol!
     
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    Nirvanauk did it do the trick
     
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    Looks like another code reader / resetter might soon be on order :xwink:
     
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    Mine came on last year while travelling through France. Checked over what I could but couldn't find anything wrong. Got it checked out when we returned to UK and it was the air bag control box. Luckily it was replaced under warranty. Dealer did say that with the air bag light on the air bags would not have activated in a collision so be careful.
     
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    Umm.. so you are NOT careful if the light is out !!!!!!!!! ????????? LOL !!:xrofl:

    Personally I recon all air bags should be removed and replaced with a steel spike that shoots out.. Now THAT would make people drive with care :xThumb:
     
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    Dont fiddle with airbags or belt pre-tensioners unless you are trained.

    Bloody dangerous things in the wrong hands.

    Airbag warning light means it will not deploy....not dangerous in itself but no protection in an accident.
     
  10. dave newell lvs

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    The wiring under the seat would be for the seat belt pretenioners which are part of the SRS (Supplementary Restraint System, or airbag system to you and me). It may help if you could tell us what vehicle we're talking about. Seatbelt pre tensioner wiring is probably the most common issue but it could be the "clock spring" mech in the steering wheel.

    D.
     
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    Have you ever seen the you tube clip in the garage where they place a seat on an air bag & one of th blokes sits on it when they set it off ? shoots him right across the room.
     
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    sorry through i did
    its a 2.8jtd 05 plate no wires under seat
     
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    No I don't think seatbelt pretensioners were fitted in 05 on Ducatos. Do you have a passenger air bag?

    D.
     
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    no passenger air bag
     
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    Only a top end code reader can introgate Air bags and ABS and things like that. The basic sub 100 quid ones won't do it ...
     
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    Hi Bob
    I have a decent code reader that reads airbags, abs etc and live in Poole Dorset. Happy for you to pop it over if want too and I'll plug in for you?
     
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    Steering wheel ribbon a likely culprit!
     
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    HI TONY will let u know as a friend might help 1 min away
    thx s

     
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    HAVE SEEN IT VERY good
     
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