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How to Replace a Suspension Air Bag
Air ride suspension systems use air bags to support the weight of trucks, SUVs, and large sedans. Suspension air bags may wear out by 100,000 miles.
B1994 OBD-II Trouble Code: Driver Side Side-Mount Air Bag Circuit Open
B1994 trouble code means there's a problem with the driver's side side-mount air bag circuit, caused by loose wiring or cables, or a bad car battery.
B1995 OBD-II Trouble Code: Driver Side Side-Mount Air Bag Low Resistance on Squib
B1995 trouble code means there's a problem with the squib in the driver's side side-mount air bag, caused by faulty wiring or a bad battery.
B1996 OBD-II Trouble Code: Passenger Side Side-Mount Air Bag Circuit Short to Vbatt
B1996 trouble code means there's a problem with the passenger side side-mount air bag circuit, caused by faulty wiring or connectors or the air bag.
B1997 OBD-II Trouble Code: Passenger Side Side-Mount Air Bag Circuit Short to Ground
B1997 trouble codes means the side mount air bag has a circuit malfunction, caused by blown fuses, shorted wires, or a failed side air bag system.
B1993 OBD-II Trouble Code: Driver Side Side-Mount Air Bag Circuit Short to Ground
Trouble code B1993 means that the PCM received a voltage signal from the side-mount air bag circuit. The SRS warning light may illuminate.
B1998 OBD-II Trouble Code: Passenger Side Side-Mount Air Bag Circuit Open
B1998 trouble code means there's a problem with the passenger side side-mount air bag, caused by damaged electrical components, such as blown fuses.
B1999 OBD-II Trouble Code: Passenger Side Side-Mount Air Bag Low Resistance on Squib
B1999 trouble code means there's a circuit malfunction in the passenger side-mount air bag inflator, caused by blown fuses or shorted wires.
Is It Safe to Drive With the Air Bag Light On?
If your Air Bag Light comes on, we strongly suggest that you do not ignore it. With all the lights on your dash, it can be very tempting to ignore one, thinking...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Air Bags
The air bags in your vehicle are one of the most important safety elements in automobiles today. The goal of the air bags, which deploy in the event of an accident, is to...
How Air Bags Work
Designed to protect the occupants of a vehicle in the case of an accident, air bags inflate when the vehicle collides with another object, or otherwise suffers a sudden deceleration. Absorbing the energy of the...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Seat Belts
A seat belt is also known as a safety belt, and is intended to keep you safe during a sudden stop or car accident. The seat belt reduces serious injury and death in...
How to Decide Which Car Is the Right Fit For You
Your vehicle selection is daunting. There are so many car brands, vehicle styles, and option packages available that it makes choosing one vehicle very difficult. How do you know...
How to Handle a Car Accident
When you’re out on the highway driving to your destination, you probably aren’t thinking about an accident, but one can happen in an instant. According to the Insurance...
How to Drive an Air Bag Equipped Vehicle
If you drive a 1998 or newer vehicle, it is almost sure to have dual front air bags. Air bags are a...
How to Replace Driver Side Air Bags
If you’ve ever seen an airbag deploy, you will know that it is not a particularly pleasant experience. The airbag is designed to inflate in fractions of a second so...
How to Understand How Car Air Bags Work
Car air bags reduce the force of a collision by deploying when impact is detected. Inflated air bags prevent injuries and must be replaced after use.

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can passenger airbag deploy if there is no passenger on the seat?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger airbag is capable of going off without a person in the seat. Typically they are equipped with a switch that will let you turn the passenger airbag on or off at your...
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In a 1996 Nissan Sentra will both air bag deploy even if no passenger is present?
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) system in the 1996 Sentra is NOT equipped with any passenger seat sensors that could potentially determine if a passenger is actually present in the vehicle, let alone that passenger's weight. Consequently, if the SRS...
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How much is steering wheel airbag? 2007 Mercedes S550
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Have a broken driver side rear main lift support shock, not the two regular left in the right lift supports. Can i replace that?
Hi there. If you are referring to the shock absorbers to the vehicle, then you can fix the brackets that support the shock to the vehicle without having a jack. If you are referring to the air bags that are...
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Driver and passenger air bag light stays on.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The airbag warning lights can come on for a number of reasons. The list is extensive, and due to the fact both air bags are being affected the issue is likely related to the main...
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Is my repair strategy is good?
The steering torque sensor is Ford part number CL8Z-3F818-A and it was used from model year 2008 to 2012. The best strategy is to buy a brand new sensor from Ford and install it in your existing column. Ford's recommendation...
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Airbag on/off key switch is missing. Need to know if airbag is active or not.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the switch is missing, and the electrical connections are not jumped (connected to each other without the switch in the middle), then the airbag circuit is open and it will not be active....
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Air bag deploying
There have been many cases of defective airbags or systems causing a fault code to be stored in the system computer. If there is a fault code stored, the air bag will not deploy because the system has been shut...
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How to turn off front seat passenger side airbag
The passenger front seat air bag cannot be disabled unless there is no weight in the seat, or the entire system is disabled which is unsafe. The system looks for weight in the seat to determine if there is an...
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Airbags were deployed after front end impact
Hi. When the airbags are deployed, all of the components to the air bag system should be replaced, including all the sensors, and all the airbags for the car. Also, some sensors may have to be reprogrammed to the car....
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Airbags were deployed. All airbags and damage have been replaced. How do I reset the computer? 2017 BMW X3
Hello - this problem requires a full-function, BMW specific problem scanner and reset tool. This is usually only available at a BMW dealer. I would expect to be charged for an inspection fee as well as the code reset function....
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My Toyota Camry 2012 LE the passenger site airbag stay off what should I do?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger side airbags are activated by the switch beneath the seat. It is weight sensitive, and only activates when there is over 50 lbs sitting in the seat. If the air bag is...
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A garbage truck backed up on the hood of my 2016 kia optima my hood is crunched up to the wind shield. My airbags did not deploy.
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, there was a major recall of your make, model, and year for an air bag front end crash malfunction. You need to look up your VIN and verify that your vehicle was...
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will a 2002 ford tarus passenger airbag fit a 02 murcury sable?
Airbags removed from in service or junk vehicles, that is undeployed but nevertheless "used" airbags, are NOT recommended and, indeed, in certain jurisdictions such as New York it is illegal to sell such used airbags. The only acceptable and safe...
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Im looking to buying a car but it starts good but wont move at all, what is the issue
The 2002 Civic model is subject to the Takata air bag recall campaign. Be sure to input the vehicle's VIN number into the NHTSA database to see if the vehicle has been recalled. If the vehicle is subject to recall,...
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Dodge Caliber airbag light keeps coming on.
The air bag clockspring in the steering column could be faulty. As you turn the clockspring may be creating an open circuit. If the problem is only occurring on turns, I would suspect that possibility first as opposed to, say,...
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If passenger airbag is missing, shouldnt a light be going off in the car to indicate it isnt there?
Some vehicles were designed to have an option to not have a passenger airbag. That maybe the possibility why there is no airbag. If you were to dig around in the dashboard and find wires tied together, then someone removed...
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Air bags
Sorry to hear of your misfortune involving your car. In almost all "newer" cars, there are sensors in the passenger seat that are designed to de-activate the passenger side air bag system in case a small child is seated in...
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Air bag right is on
Some of the 2007 Suburban's are included in the Takata air bag recall campaign. You can find out if your car is affected by the Takata recall by inputting your VIN number at the NHTSA website. If the air bag...
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air bag off the light
To address this, you can request an air bag warning light diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will address any concerns you have about the air bag warning light system. Normally, the air bag warning light will come on momentarily...

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