Air Bag Lights Flashing

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Air Bag Lights Flashing

Postby Fee » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:38 am

I posted this on the main forum but didn't get much response so will try here.

When I started the car this week after it lying for 5 weeks, the passenger air bag light was lit and the driver one was flashing intermitently. This continued for about 10 mins and then stopped. Then the next day they came on again and were on until I switched off (only a short journey). This also happened a couple of months ago, again on from switching on until I switched off to get on the ferry and when I started up again they were off.

Any ideas?
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Postby boydie » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:14 pm

sounds like a dodgy wire connector to me. I know that the saxo is famous for this, caused by moving the seat backwards and forwards and putting stress on the wires which are found under the seat. Don't know if it 's the same for the 5 though. Probably best to ask a dealer.
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Postby boydie » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:06 pm

Hi FI, found this on miata.net might help shed some light with your airbag problem if you still have it.
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Here's my 'almost famous' airbag diagnostic code chart.
The following are POSSIBLE causes for a '93.
on steady: faulty diagnostic module or poor connection at module
2 flashes: poor ground of D-sensors
3 flashes: open circuit or poor connection of power source circuit

4 flashes: faulty S-sensor

5 flashes: faulty D-sensor (D-sensor remains on)

6 flashes: faulty air bag module or poor connection of clockspring connector

7 flashes: poor ground of wiring harness

8 flashes: poor ground of D-sensor

9 flashes: open circuit between diagnostic module and D-sensor

10 flashes: faulty diagnostic module (system down, fuse burned)

Each of these codes include multiple pages of diagnosis and testing proceedures. These are not guarranteed fixes.
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Postby Fee » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:16 pm

Boydie, thanks for that. So far, touch wood, I haven't had any more problems, but as soon as I do I will be counting them!

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