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Old 03-20-2017, 12:06 AM   #1
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Driver Airbag Stage 1?

So I've been having the airbag light on for some time now and using PA Soft 1.4, trying to clear it, it's unable to clear it and only shows 01, Driver Airbag code.

When I go into the live data, it shows: driver's airbag, stage 1 g5/1 being inactive and everything else seems to be normal.

I'm not sure what it really means and been looking for a solution and some help. At the moment, I'm thinking it's something related to the inflator? Or is it some of it's wiring?

At first, I thought when it showed code 01, Driver Airbag, it really did mean the driver airbag malfunctioning and luckily, it had a recall and had it replaced at the dealer a few days ago. After replacing it, the code is still there and attempted to reset it but no luck and went into the live data of the PA Soft and shows driver's airbag, stage 1 g5/1.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:23 AM   #2
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Check your wiring. The airbag has two stages so one plug for each stage. One wire might be damaged or you have a damaged clocksprint. If it's the clockspring send me a pm I have one I'll let go cheap.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:05 PM   #3
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Looking at how to remove the airbag, am I just looking at the 2 plug/wire that connects to the airbag unit to see if any of the wiring is damaged? Not too sure what the clocksprint is and/or how to remove it to check if it is damaged or not either.
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