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Old 01-08-2017, 10:32 AM
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Airbag light on intermittently

Went wheeling yesterday in deep snow, abused it a bit on some slopes trying to bust through snow and the Airbag light came on. Since then it is intermittently on/off, without any specific set of conditions.

It was very cold yesterday, -8C (17F) and even colder today (-12C, 10F), so I won't do a lot of troubleshooting until it gets warmer, but was curious if anybody encountered this behavior and if there are any risks with running with the light on. I will dig through the manual to see where the sensor is located, I am guessing that the snow got to it.

It's an 97 4 banger.

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Could also be your clockspring on its way out

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:27 PM
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Could be a worth investigating, especially as from what I see in the manual, the airbag control module is located inside the cabin. So no snow could have gotten to it. What I did abuse were the throttle and the steering, trying to get some traction going up hill. So the clockspring will be on the list of suspects. Thanks for the pointer!
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X2 on the clockspring. Easy fix, just can be expensive depending on your year.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:09 AM
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Spot on guys! I tried the horn today, when the light was on, and it wasn't working. Thanks for your help, I will look for the clockspring. You saved me a lot of investigation work!
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