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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject:  Air bag light keeps showing. Reply with quote

Hey guys. the airbag light keeps showing whenever i drive my 2000 impala. was wondering why it shows and stays on. is there a way to get it to stop showing?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Your airbag diagnostic module is picking up an error somewhere in you airbag system. Could be lots of things. Probably the only way to tell is to get the codes out of the BCM with a Tech II.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Also, it's more of a problem than just a light showing. If the airbag light is on your airbags won't deploy in an accident.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject:  air bag light Reply with quote

I have two 2000 impala ls's. i had the same problem. check the airbag connection under the seat. it is a yellow plug. wiggle it around, if the light goes out, it needs disconnected cleaned and put back in and zip tied snug. good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i have this same problem...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject:  Re: air bag light Reply with quote

jbean920 wrote:
I have two 2000 impala ls's. i had the same problem. check the airbag connection under the seat. it is a yellow plug. wiggle it around, if the light goes out, it needs disconnected cleaned and put back in and zip tied snug. good luck.




Hi!

Is it this one? I tried to reconnect it but there was no use. What if I cut if off and connect the wires without the connecor? I have no idea why did they put this connector here?

There is only one thing I`m afraid of - I do not want suddenly the airbag to deploy, but anyway it must not deploy without special signal does it?

The connector looks weird. Two wires (green and brown) go in and 2 brown go out and inside the connector there is metal piece which connect both wires while they are connected.

So I have 2 options now:
Connect wires straight without the connector.
Try to remove piece of metal inside the connector.
Or both.

Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Neither

The metal piece is the shorting bar that prevents the air bag from deploying when you disconnect the connector

DO NOT SOLDER the airbag wires as you can deploy the bag that way

Take the connector apart (with the SRS fuse removed) and clean the connector

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I drawed a pic of the connector. So no one choise is ok for me?

The shorting bar connects upper wires for all the time connected them or not and when all wires are connected is conducts the electricity as well.


1) Disconnected 2) Connected 3) Connect wires without shorting bar 4) With shorting bar.

I`m going to remove this fuse and after that clean the connectors. (they looks fine)


Could you please explain how to do that? Manualy or with some spray?

Is it safe to try to wiggle the connector and watch for airbag light while it is ON (i.e ignition in AC mode)?

Should I take of power wires of the battery for ~30min after that?

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

DOH!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

whitelightnin04MC wrote:
DOH!


Care to offer some insight Brian?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The shorting bar only makes contact when the connector is unplugged (or the airbag would never work)

DO NOT solder the wires.... you run the risk of the deploying the airbag

Pull the fuse, disconnect the connector, spray w/ electronic contact cleaner, reconnect the connector and reinsert the fuse

Do you even know which airbag (or connector) is causing the light? If not, it might be a smart idea to have the SDM codes read (by someone w/ a TechII or a high-end shop scanner like the Snap-On)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hi!

I decided do not risk to be injured with airbag and tried to reconnect the wires and wiggle the connector. It did nothing.

Still did not get my car scanned.

There is only one side airbag on drivers side so it this one works fine another fault could be the airbag in the steering wheel but cruise control buttons work great and I do not think that the part which connects electrical devices on the steeering wheel is faulty.

I`m going to but the cleaner spray and spray the connectors.

Thank you for advices, I really appreciate that!
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