What causes the airbag light to flash on the dashboard?

What causes the airbag light to flash on the dashboard?

When the module is shorted out, a DTC code is generated causing the airbag light to flash on the dashboard. Airbag sensors are also known as crash sensors and depending on your vehicle model and make, they are located everywhere in the car. These sensors detect a collision and cause the airbags to engage.

When does the airbag warning light come on?

If your airbag has been deployed and has not been properly reset, the airbag light will be on. If the airbag hasn’t been deployed, the light will come on when the system senses that it cannot activate the airbag; this means that there is some sort of a problem with the airbag system in your vehicle.

What happens if you reset the airbag light?

You should never just reset the airbag light without repairing the problem. This can deploy the airbags or non-functioning if an accident occurs. Let a professional replace the airbag’s parts if you are not sure of how to do it. Remember always to remove the battery connection when working with airbags.

What to do if your airbag sensor is flashing?

If you notice that the airbag light is flashing, the first step should be to reset the sensor and it can be done easily in 2 steps: Open the hood of your car and locate the battery. On the battery, you will see a positive and a negative terminal. Using a socket wrench, unscrew the nut on the negative terminal and remove the cable clamp completely.

Why does my air bag light keep flashing?

If your code is not listed, just google the year, make and model of your car along with “airbag light code” (ex. 2001 Mazda B3000 airbag light code). In this case it was code 4-6 which is the drivers side seat-belt pretensioner circuit which is cause by the wire/clip under the seat coming loose or getting moisture in it.

What happens when the airbag light disappears after starting the car?

If your airbag light disappears after starting your car, your airbags should be working properly. Airbags do not deploy during every accident, and the airbag module and impact sensors work together to determine which accidents will trigger airbag deployment.

When to remove the airbag module from the harness?

Disconnecting the airbag unit from the harness without unplugging the battery may trigger the airbags to deploy or may cause damage to the computer system. After disconnecting the positive battery cable, you should wait three minutes before removing the computer module.

When do airbags need to be replaced after an accident?

What Needs To Be Replaced After Airbags Have Deployed? If your airbags have deployed during an accident, your airbags will need to be replaced, and your airbag control module will need to be replaced or reprogrammed.