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Old 07-13-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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Driver's Belt Tensioner, resistance too low

Hey guys

so recently i got my eats redone because they were starting to rip. I got my car back and noticed the air bag sign on. figured it was because if you dont disconnect the battery the car does throw up air bag signs so i ignored it for 2 days .... i just plugged in my p a soft and the error i am getting has me stummped. i dnt know what to do . someone HELP


thnk you

smith patel


ps i did the removing the battery for 15 mins disconnected and reconnected the yellow port under the seat just incase.

thnkx
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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You need either a tool or software to reset restraint system errors. I don't think PA Soft will do it.


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Old 07-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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Make sure your seatbelt tensioners are plugged in properly. Also, PASoft will clear this once the fault is corrected. The light won't go off without clearing it though. Have you tried clearing them?

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Old 07-13-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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Make sure your seatbelt tensioners are plugged in properly. Also, PASoft will clear this once the fault is corrected. The light won't go off without clearing it though. Have you tried clearing them?

Luke
hey luke yeah i plugged in the PA soft and tried clearing them but light light comes bck on and the code shows as currently present.

also. what other software would i need to reset this light? i just recently programed my mirrors to auto fold when holding the lock button w/ ncs expert what else do i neeed?

for now i am going to try to take the seat out and make another attempt at unplugging it and cleaning the contacts with compressed air and take that change to clean everything else up and re plug and see if everything clears.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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Make sure your seatbelt tensioners are plugged in properly. Also, PASoft will clear this once the fault is corrected. The light won't go off without clearing it though. Have you tried clearing them?

Luke
hey luke yeah i plugged in the PA soft and tried clearing them but light comes bck on and the code shows as currently present


for now i am going to try and take the seat out make sure the cable on the side are still plugged in properly and while the eat is out maybe take the opportunity to clean out the contact point and make sure everything is in properly .


i hope that takes care of the issue cuz this is just really annoying! cuz i dont see anyone elses post with a similar problem. its either that or im not good with "searching the internets" < haha
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #6
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You need either a tool or software to reset restraint system errors. I don't think PA Soft will do it.


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hey markusmarkus what tool or software do i need to rest srs errors? i do have some other cable and i have used nsc expert recently to code my cars to autofold mirrors and etc. but i dont know what other software i need.... pls elaborate.
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Did you ever get this fixed? I've got the same issue, resistance too low on the driver's side pretensioner. Based on this error code, I expected to find wires that had been cut or damaged and crossed, but I took the seat out yesterday and didn't find any wire damage. I took the wire connectors apart and sprayed them all with electronics cleaner spray, let it dry for an hour or so and plugged it all back in hoping for the best. On startup, the light was still there, so I opened PA Soft and cleared it, and it came right back, same error. I even tested the resistance of the tensioner, which I think I've read was a bad idea, but I survived, and the resistance was zero. I'm not sure what the resistance should be, but I guess this tells me mine is bad and needs replaced. But I'm really not sure.

This is really driving me nuts after finally getting rid of the P0444 code I was getting for the car for a while.
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #8
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..... I have same issue with my passenger seat. I installed new m3 seats and got this error. Im hoping its a bad connection but haven't checked yet.
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