Q: The airbag light is on, could it be caused by previous work done on the car?

asked by on

I recently bought a car and the previous owner upgraded the sound system. I read somewhere that if you don't remove the battery and mess around with the electrical components and wiring, you can trigger some of the airbag sensors and cause the srs light to illuminate. I'm not sure if that's the case or not but I was wondering if it is a possibility and how I can fix it.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The airbag light is on, could it be caused by previous work done on the car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 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...

Q: P0420 code comes back repeatedly, emissions readiness issue. Takes about a week for Check Engine Light to come back on.

If this is the only code that keeps coming up, and the data stream on the oxygen sensors are reacting correctly, the only real other thing left would be the convertor. If there was a wiring issue, or a sensor...

Q: Does my car have airbags?

Air bags were not mandatory in vehicles until 1998 in the United States. You would see an air bag light come on the dash and then go out when you first turn on the key if you were equipped with...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...