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Error after removing airbag bulb

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by orthas, Mar 17, 2019 at 6:47 PM.

  1. orthas

    orthas New Member

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    I have paid twice to get my airbag light fault fixed but the light keeps coming back on after a week or 2. So after going through the forums here I decided to take apart my dash and remove the bulb. Didn't take too long to do but the problem now is I have the check engine and oil lights coming on. Of course I still get the beeps for the airbag fault but when I start the car i now also get a series of 7 beeps. Does anyone know what the cause might be?
    It also comes up with serv ERROR when I turn the key on for a little bit. Have tried the reset service trick but that didn't seem to fix it.
    Any help would be greatly accepted.
    Thanks
     
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    It could be a faulty ABS module. Disconnect the electrical connector from the module and see if any lights disappear.
     
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    Could be clock spring.
     
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    probably blown a fuse under steering column for serv error
    how about you actually fix the airbag fault instead of trying to hide it
    take it back to mechanic who tried to fix it and get him to tell you what the fault is coming up as
    then we can help you to actually fix it
    find out what mechanic has done, or just reset light
     
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    I am currently studying and don't have the money to spend on taking it to a mechanic again to get the light sorted out. So far I have tried disconnecting the battery for 30 mins but no luck. will take it out again and make sure I connected everything properly
     
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    The engine and oil light won't have anything to do with airbag fault, as far as I know anyway.
     
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    I was referring to the engine and oil lights being on in the above comment. Not the airbag fault.
     
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    the mechanic who was paid to fix it should at least tell you the airbag code for free
    i doubt car will start with serv error so check fuses first
    an airbag fault needs a suitable scan tool to clear there is no other way
    if the cluster is working i wouldnt waste my time taking it out again as there is only one plug
    check those fuses!
    an airbag fault light might seem annoying
    but not as bad as killing a passenger or severely injuring your self
    and then having to explain in court you knew it was faulty but chose to ignore it
     
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    I just put the airbag bulb back in with black tape over it and now my issue has gone. Maybe I hadn't plugged everything back in or maybe it needs the bulb to complete a circuit. Either way problem solved. thanks for your quick replies :)
     

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