There's a larger concern.... And I'm not going to say that you should fix
the airbags rather than hiding the problem. That's your choice as long as
you don't sell the car, or let someone sit in the passenger seat without
telling them. This issue is that the light could be on because of a detected
problem with one or more sensors - maybe due to moisture in the wiring or
firing module, maybe due to a short to ground in the harness to the squib,
or across accelerometer sense in the sensor harness. Lets say it dries up or
the ground or short goes away. Now the module thinks all's well, and
re-activates trigger mode. Go over a bump, and the short re-appears. If you
are not lucky, it might fire the airbags. Not cool if you are driving at
highway speeds. False triggers have happened. A workaround might be to
remove pow..... Never mind. Big legal issues to complete that sentence.
It could be as simple as a problem with the wires under the seats (for
sensors). Best to get it checked out. If you try to sell a car, they make
sure that the SBS light comes ON at start and turns OFF after the other
lights extinguish. Otherwise it indicates that the airbags are missing,
"Bob" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Yeah I think I'll get it looked at because it has to be something
simple. Last year it rained a few days and the car sat in the driveway
because I had another car. So maybe something did get wet. I thought
the problem would clear itself up by now but I guess now. I drove it
for about a month before the winter and it's still on. Thanks.
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