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Old 08-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Airbag light coming on and off at random times. Anyone had this problem?

Hi. I have had my TJ for about 2 years now and had this problem since I got it. The airbag light comes on and all the gauges go dad when the airbag light comes on. Then after a short period of time the light goes off and the gauges are normal. When I went to get it hooked up to a code reader at the dealership and said the light has to be on. I cant predict when it comes on but seems to usually come on more when the road is bumpy. Nothing major happens when its on just that the gauges all read 0 or like when my Jeep is off. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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My 98 does that periodically.
I have found if I tap the dash under the steering column it goes away. So that tells me it has to be a loose wire somewhere.
So one of these days I'm gonna get under there and take the plugs apart and blow out the dust to see if it helps.

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Old 09-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Hilarious that I just asked a question about this same issue that occurred a day or two ago. I hope it is a simple fix...or better yet that it goes away and stays away.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #4
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Thank you both for the replies. I will take apart soon and take pics of Everything I do and what I think is causing it.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:07 AM   #5
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Yeah it happens for me every once and a while but my switch to turn off the passenger air bag will start to light up for a split second every couple of months. I just smack where it connects to the center console trim and it goes away.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:03 AM   #6
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Known, common issue. There are a few threads about it.

Pull the cluster, there are two connectors on the back. Clean the pins (no sandpaper), slightly tweak them so they make a better contact and reassemble.

Repeat every 5 years or so.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses. Yea I lightly hit the top to get it to go back to normal. Thought it was a loose connection but thought Id ask just for piece of mind and Nothing actually wrong with airbag .

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