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Old 01-14-2017, 01:39 PM
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Airbag lite on

Just picked up a 98 tj with lift kit, 35 inch tires, short aftermarket front and rear fenders. The guy put a lot of time and money into it, also has a rebuilt motor. He built it for his wife to be a winter vehicle. I fixed the door latch, but can't get the airbag lite to go out by disconnecting the battery. Looking under drivers seat I see a plug coming from the drivers seat but no where to plug in and none on the passenger seat. Does this have anything to do with te air bag system Any ideas Thanks Gordy

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The plug under the seat is likely for the warning chime.
Airbag light could be a clock spring in the steering wheel, does the horn work?

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Yes the horn works, tryed looking on line and recomendation was to take it to the dealer. Don't want to eliminate air bag system Gordy
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Going to a dealer will add up fast$$.

Local parts stores will usually check codes for free, might see if it is throwing a code.
Or could open up the steering wheel and ensure there is an airbag in there and hooked up.

My bet is still clockspring if everything else checks out.
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Yea never take anything to dealer, finally will figure it out. Every vehicle I own has a check engine lite on. Little piece of black tape works wonders Lol
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Have it scanned. Mine turned out to be the module
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:16 PM   #7
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I.m not sure but if the passanger air bag shout off wont the light stay on? try taking your key and turn the airbag on. cheap to try
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Try entering your vin# to see if there is a recall on it: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

Depending on the year it was made, this may be effected. (airbag systems shouldn't be ignored) 1997 Jeep Wrangler Recalls, 1997 Jeep Wrangler Recall List | Autobytel.com

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Just a guess. Modern vehicles have relay panels just like fuse boxes. Often these kinds of things are triggered by relays that eventually go bad. They are just as simple to replace as fuses. My truck interior light started to stay on all of the time. You might think it was the door switch which it was not. The relay had failed a simple fix. Auto shops charge a lot of money to trouble shoot these circuits but it could be something almost as simple as a fuse. start with the operators manual and find the panel that looks like a fuse panel look for a relay that says airbag. I don't know if the jeep has such a relay but if it does they are usually fairly cheap and a lot less trouble to look for than dealing with the steering wheel stuff. Bob Harrison
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A couple years ago my TJ the air bag light came on then a couple months later the reverse lights quit then a few months more the heater quit. I dident know what was happening and had most of the wiring checked from under the dash to under the hood Someone on this Forum suggested the electrical part of the key switch. So I went to Advance auto parts and picked up a new switch. Then to Harbor freight to pick up a theft proof screw removal set so I could get the old switch out. Cheap fix after all that searching and happy that asked here.
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Ben busy being on call, got a chance to get it licensed wed. Took it to Auto Zone and is not throwing any codes. Got a manual on line and need to check into it more. Maybe its not even hooked up. Do you guys worry about when off roading hitting something and deploying the air bags.Do you run them hooked up or not.
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Ben busy being on call, got a chance to get it licensed wed. Took it to Auto Zone and is not throwing any codes. Got a manual on line and need to check into it more. Maybe its not even hooked up. Do you guys worry about when off roading hitting something and deploying the air bags.Do you run them hooked up or not.
You do not have to worry about an airbag going off when offroading. In the case of An impact big enough to trigger it, you will definitely want the airbag working.

I'd open up the steering wheel panel and ensure its in there and hooked up.

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