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Old 10-04-2019, 01:57 PM
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Clearing an Airbag code?

I drove my TJ for the first time today in at least a week and about 10 minutes into the drive the Airbag light came on on the dash panel. Anyone know a good way to clear this code?

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It's not something that you can "just" clear. The system sets the code etc when there is a defect and will clear when said defect is repaired.
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Most likely culprit is the clock spring.
Does the horn work?
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You can take it to auto zone or borrow a scanner if you know someone that has one. They can clear it but it will come right back if there is a true fault.
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Most likely culprit is the clock spring.
Does the horn work?
The horn still works just fine so that would eliminate that possibility.
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Disconnecting the battery cable will clear it. If the problem isn't fixed it will come back on within a day or so.
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Thanks to all for their responses. Much appreciated!
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Usually this is just a closed circuit and will solve itself, after a few minutes. Much like the instrument cluster tests after first switching the key to on.
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It's kind of weird. It will briefly go out and then come back on.
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I do not have Jeep's Airbag system to memory, but I do know GM systems. And if it is anything like GM,,,, the Airbag module would a module that while readable, its inputs are not controllable or resettable via a scanner. That would be a safety issue.

Now in a GM (and I am sure most), you have sensors mounted front and rear that tend to get corroded and split, with age you may be having one of them starting to fail. Also what fails is the power fuse to the module can get corroded/dirty. On a GM you can visually tell if the module fuse is bad/going because when the airbag light is on you will not register a seat belt light on the dash during that time that the airbag light is on as the seat belt light is controlled by the airbag system (which is unpowered).

So get a scanner on it, see if anything is stored. If nothing stored, check/reseat the fuse for the airbag (may be called SRS).

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