I'm trying to get my wifes VS series 2 Calais roadworthy and have two slight issues. One is related to the roadworthy and the Airbag light. The light is stuck on. While trying to trouble shoot this fault I found that the wires in the yellow sheath a total of four wires (I think, could be 3) has been crushed at some point in the past. I need to replace these wires, so does anyone know a part number or a place for me to get a replacement with the appropriate connectors at each end?
The second problem is more annoying than anything, The drivers side door will not lock or unlock via the remote. All the other doors unlock and lock but I need to lock the drivers side by key. Any ideas I what could be causing this? I need a place to start troubleshooting and some ideas so that I not going in blind.
Id start by getting hold of a workshop manual which are a big help with problems like you have.They pay for themselves usually the first time you fix something with it instead of paying a mechanic to do it.Try to get a factory workshop manual,if not the gregorys brand manuals are pretty good.The door lock actuator can get worn out and cause the door lock to play up and not unlock or lock.A trip to the wreckers for a new part should be fairly cheap,and should fix the problem.The actuator can also get a bit sticky sometimes.Before replacing it,try removing the door trim and spraying WD 40 or similar on to the lock mechanism.Also check the plastic door lock knob,its the lock knob with the orange plastic piece that shows that the door is unlocked..Sometimes this knob or the surrounding plastic can cause the knob to stick and not unlock/lock properly..You can also cut and rejoin the crushed SRS wiring.Just use the same wire with the same colours,(get them from a wreck) and you must solder the joints.Also use heatshrink instead of tape to cover the soldered wiring joins.You can get the heatshrink from electronic places like dick smith etc or online ,and it comes in all different colours so you can usually match the colour of the wire.Its hard to even tell its been joined when its done properly this way.Hope this helps,cheers.
One other thing.Once the SRS/airbag wiring is fixed,the set error code(which sets because of the broken wiring ,which also turns the SRS dash warning light on) will have to be cleared from the SRS/airbag system for the dash warning light to go out.The only way to reset the SRS and clear the error is to see someone,usually holden, with the appropriate scantool like a Tech 1,and get them to reset the SRS system,and clear the error.
Last edited by Brett_jjj; 02-06-2010 at 11:12 AM.
i agree. except while you are at the wreckers get the section of srs wiring, if its in between say the clock spring and dash connectors it should be relatively easy to obtain
Originally Posted by Adam Savage (mythbusters)
In addition to Bretts excellent advice, I'd add that if you are going to repair the airbag wiring that you take extra precautions - you must have the battery disconnected and the airbag fuses plus yellow connectors unplugged (near the bonnet release). I'd also only solder and heatshrink one cable at a time and as Brett says, use yellow shrinkwrap. I wouldn't allow either cable to earth out as this may cause the airbag to detonate and inflate. It may also be illegal to alter in any way the airbag wiring...however it's probably something I'd do (but that ain't no recommendation!).....so please tread carefully. Good Luck.
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