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Old 01-11-2015, 07:15 PM   #1
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Loose Side Airbag Connector Fix for Firing Circuit Side Airbag Error Code

I recently replaced the front passenger side window regulator and forgot to disconnect the battery and when I started it up my airbag light came on. I scanned it with the peak scanner and got the code 10-06 - firing circuit side airbag. I tested to see if it was actually my airbag that was bad or the wiring harness. I did this by first disconnecting the battery then swapping the passenger and drier side airbags. Reconnected the battery and scanned for codes and still got the same 10-06 code which told me it was the harness and not the airbag. Switched the airbags to their correct orientation and upon reconnecting the passenger side airbag I noticed that I was having a lot of play in the connector. Did a search on the connector and found out what everyone else has found out that you cannot buy just the connector. So before I went and spent $70 on a wiring harness over a simple connector I decided to do a little experiment. I took the connector apart. i.e. took the locking clip off the top of the connector then I put super glue on the both sides of the connector on the tabbed ridge that sticks out (see pic). I put three layers of glue on the tabbed ridge, each time letting it dry for about 15-20 minutes. On the last round of super glue I let it sit for about and hour then put the locking clip back in place then plugged it into the airbag (this time it was very snug). Reconnected the battery and started the car up. The airbag light came on, connected the scanner and cleared the code 2 times again with the car on. Wha lah, the airbag light went off. I have been driving the car for 24 hours and the light has not come back on.

Hope this might help with others that are experiencing the same problem I was.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:41 AM   #2
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THANKS. I have the resistance too high code for the passenger airbag as well and last I checked the connector was loose too. I will give it a shot.
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