Q: Dome light won't turn on unless you press the unlock button for the car. And the airbag light stays on, code 33

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Last night the dome light worked just fine but tonight while detailing the car I noticed that the dome light would not turn on, even with the manual gauges/dome light roller switch turned on, and all the gauge lights turn on/off as it should. And the air bag light is not a new problem

My car has 23000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Code 33 is a passenger side air bag fault. It can also be the seat belt pre-tensioner. The air bag system can be touchy. If you mishandle anything correctly, an air bag can explode. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the Air Bag Light fault. Air bags or pre-tensioners are not "repairable". If there is a fault in the air bag or pre-tensioner, they will have to be replaced. If the dome light bulb is not blown, it can be related to the air bag circuit fault.

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