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Old 03-28-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel Removal - Airbag Light!

Airbag light on this morning!

I replaced my turn signal stalk/switch yesterday. Procedure went fine, disconnected battery, removed airbag, steering wheel, replaced switch, put it all back together and re connected battery. All worked fine, drove about 10 miles.

Got in car this morning to go to work and airbag light stayed on!!!!!!!!

Any ideas, I will certainly pull the airbag again tonight and check the connectors but anything obvious that I forgot?

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Old 03-30-2016, 11:09 AM   #2
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You'll have to use a programming software like PA Soft to clear the error now. You must've done something wrong because I've had my airbag out several times with no errors
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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Yes, I took the airbag out again last night and one of the leads had not seated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rookie mistake on my part, at least I know what it is now. I have PA Soft but got a new laptop with Windows 8 and will have to get new software . . . add another one to the list!
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:40 PM   #4
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Get a Bluetooth obd and install Torque on your smartphone. I've found Torque to be a very nice app. I was thinking about changing my steering wheel and will keep in mind your experience.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:45 PM   #5
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Get a Bluetooth obd and install Torque on your smartphone. I've found Torque to be a very nice app. I was thinking about changing my steering wheel and will keep in mind your experience.
Kind of random post. Not entirely related. And it wont clear system fault codes, only CEL. Also for monitoring, I use an Ultra Gauge and its all I'd ever use. Its perfect
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