fiat x250 air bag

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  1. JohnM

    JohnM Read Only Funster

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    Just back from a few days away. Airbag light/failure notice on. Have checked manual, but to no avail. Any ideas? No sudden braking to cause this coming on, only had drivers seat out to sort out 'knocking noise' (which is now fixed).
     
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    AH ! Rings a bell, seat sensor that tells airbag the seat is occupied ???
     
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    you DID disconnect the battery before unplugging the seat wiring didnt you?????
     
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    No,does it make a difference?:cry:
     
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    warning light

    Sometimes once you have disturbed the wiring to a sensor it automatically resets but often it needs a computer to be plugged in.

    BMW are like the latter, the light will not reset without a computer reset.

    Ford monitors the situation each time you start the engine and if after predetermined number of "fault clear" starts it resets itself.

    Not sure about Fiat. But nothing to lose to try the "ford" fix.

    I hope this helps :thumb::thumb:
     
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    yes the sensor detects a wiring fault.... try disconnecting the battery for 1/2 an hour to clear the memory or otherwise it may need to be reset using a code reader

    first though disconnect the battery and double check you plugged the wires back in properly under the seat you removed
     
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    Just in case it isn't clear the reason for disconnecting the battery is to ensure the airbag doesn't go off - which is not just expensive but could do you a lot of harm if you are near it when it goes off. Think broken neck.
     
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    Thank you for the replys will check it out probably tues,and will let you know the outcome.
    Thanks'JohnM.:thumb:
     
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    x250 airbag update

    update on drivers airbag fault, went out today and refitted cable under seat started engine a few times and all seems well, no light or computer warning:Smile:.So thank's to all funsters who offerd help and advice. JohnM.:BigGrin:
     
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