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Old 01-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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what did i do?

Ok what did i do? i checked all my fuses. Pulled them one at a time and put them back where they were. After i start the car, my seatbelt light and airbag light are on. Wtf?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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Your car was working fine and you decide "hey, I'm bored... I'm gonna randomly pull my fuses out for fun"? You do know when you disconnect your battery, lights go on.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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I did it because lately it seems that i have an electrical gremlin. My eml light, sensors tested fine. My air stopped blowing, has been fine after checking fuses, which were not blown. After start up, red headlight indicator was illuminated. Which i figured out was telling me a turn signal bulb is out, flashes fast , but then is fine after a couple of seconds. So i wanted to check my fuses. Is there something i have to reset?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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My car does the same with the right front flasher, but I changed my bulbs to led and 1/3 panels of LEDs are slightly not soldered correctly so I thought that was the case maybe sumtn else
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Is there a way to reset these lights?
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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Oh, and i jave to add...my #11 fuse slot, for the airbag, is empty. And has been empty the whole time i've owned this car, which is 6 months. After i noticed the airbag and seatbelt lights i put a fuses in the.empty slot but.still no luck. The.lights r still on. This car is becoming a nightmare. Really starting to wish i never bought it. Can someone please help me???
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Your car was working fine and you decide "hey, I'm bored... I'm gonna randomly pull my fuses out for fun"? You do know when you disconnect your battery, lights go on.
Geeze some one woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Actually disconnecting the battery for a couple hours will clear certain errors. So take the negative side off and while your waiting double check the fuses that pertain the circuits with warning lights. Perhaps be more specific on the gremlins.
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you need a airbag reset tool. Look/ask for one in one of the regional forums in your area.

edit: An indy might charge you like 40$
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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I listed all of my gremlins in this post look it up. I also had my alternator light come on a month ago. It was on for 20 minutes, then i parked my car when i got to work. 9hours latet i start my car, and it was off. Hasnt come back on. Doeant make sense that my fuse alot #11 was empty and has been for 6 months now and this is the first time i see the warning light?? Warnibg lights coming on cuz i chexkes the fuses??? What a bunch of crap!!!! anyone wanna buy my m? I have the removable hard top too.
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Lol, well, you should have read out the error codes, not played with fuses or inserted fuses where they don't belong.
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There wasnt any error codes. I checked the fises because of an indicator light telling me my blinker light was out. But then after a few fast flashes, it would flash normally. So i decided to check my fuses. Since i've been having electrical issues. Airbag/sratbelt light ONLY came on after fuses were pulled. And like i said, slot 11 is empty and has been for 6 months. No warning lights this whole time. I teally wish u would read the entire post b4 u make bs comments, sledge
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Oh and sledge, where the hell in this post did i ever mention "inserting fuses where they dont belong" ?
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um... maybe the previous owner removed the airbag fuse to 'silence' the airbag warning light?
Is your seat's electrical cable connected?

It sounds like you need the reset tool in any case.
You can get a Chinese version on eBay and a number of Chinese export sites for about $30 (shipping will likely be a couple/few weeks from China, although sometimes they ship higher dollar items quite quickly).
I have had an eye on one of these for a while, but haven't really needed one and am slightly hesitant because it is cheap. Then again the Peake tool seems overpriced considering how rarely the tool is likely to be used.
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I thought of that, but the light only came on after i checked all the fuses. I think i just need a reset.
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Yes, I think you need a reset.

And on the bulb that's blinking fast, try cleaning the contact in the socket and pulling up on the bottom tab a little so it applies more force to the bulb when you put it in. Clean bottom of bulb too. Did that to mine 2 years ago...hasn't returned. If it doesn't work, try a new socket first...$10.
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Oh and sledge, where the hell in this post did i ever mention "inserting fuses where they dont belong" ?
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my #11 fuse slot, for the airbag, is empty. And has been empty the whole time i've owned this car, which is 6 months. After i noticed the airbag and seatbelt lights i put a fuses in the.empty slot but.still no luck.
Right there .
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My car does the same with the right front flasher, but I changed my bulbs to led and 1/3 panels of LEDs are slightly not soldered correctly so I thought that was the case maybe sumtn else
What is it with these cars and the blinkers? Mine does it with the passenger side rear blinker, it'll blink fast, then slow, then fast? I checked everything and there's no problems?? WTF??
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My mech told me just clean the socket cuz these cars' lights last forever
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Cayne23 you will not hurt anything by pulling fuses, or adding fuses in empty slots, I pull fuses all the time and every slot that was empty is now a spot for spares. I think you need to check all your grounds to make sure there are no broken wires. Hopefully you only need a reset, good luck.
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Maybe I should rephrase what I said about putting fuses in spots that are empty, if you look closely at your fuse panel and a slot is empty shine a light and see if there are 2 prongs to connect the fuse, if there is then a fuse is gonna make a connection if there is only one prong it will not connect. When you said that there was no fuse for the airbag and you inserted a fuse and now you have a light I would wonder if your air bag was ever deployed I would check and make sure there is an air bag in the dash on the passenger side and make sure its plugged in and check your steering wheel air bag and there is also a box under your drivers seat, check all connections.
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