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Old 10-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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How do i reset airbag light

I have a2001 wrangler TJ
I removed the centerconsole to replace the subwoofer it was blown out from age., So I unplugged the passengerside airbag connector from under the console and now the AIR BAG light won't turn off.
Does anyone know FOR A FACT the correct process to turn it off? i can't find anything on how to do this.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Mine has been of for months, when I bought my TJ the previous owner had the pass airbag off, I switched it to on and it hasn't worked since. The airbag light (red light) is solid red on the dash.

I pulled the switch, opened it up and found this

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Were you able to get it to go off correctly?
I could dare less about it, buy my wife won't even geet the damn thing now. So i have to deal with that shaznit.
got any thoughts on how it is done?
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Nope, I should be getting a new switch soon so hopefully that cures it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Try disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes and with everything reconnected properly reconnect the battery. Also make sure the pins in the connector you disconnected are staying seated properly.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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the battery thing don't work, and I don't think you switch is not bad.
The red light is on because the computer has to be reset.
I have read on a post it has to be done by computer, the only way. But I was reposting to see if someone might have come up with some other way to get it to to reset.
There are several post that tell you to go through a process of truen the key and flipping the ingntion switwch 7 times on a sunday when you see a red bird in your front yard, holding a feed me sign made of crystals.
Thats what it felt like they had me doing anyway.
I think this light is a computer rest only and it has to be a high end computer, the autozone ones won't work. they don't have the programming software needed.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Have you tried reseating the electrical connector on the airbag sensor?
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So I unplugged the passengerside airbag connector from under the console and now the AIR BAG light won't turn off.
Disconnecting the battery first would have prevented the problem.
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Have you tried reseating the electrical connector on the airbag sensor?

Yes in my case it doesn't light up at all and turning the key from Off to On does nothing.
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Yes in my case it doesn't light up at all and turning the key from Off to On does nothing.
I should have quoted the OP's post as I was really asking if he had tried reseating the sensor's connector.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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Turn the key half way while holding the trip odometer button until all 0's show up
A computer diagnostic test cycle will start and once its done see if that fixes your airbag light staying on. It worked for me a few times before.

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