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2006 Kia Optima (old style) air bag light will not

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2006 Kia Optima (old style) air bag light will not illuminate
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

good morning my name is ***** ***** I will assist

check all your fuses with a test light to verify power. if no fuses are blown then the air bag module may have failed.

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Passenger side fault was fixed but the light still will not come on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could it be just a bad instrument panel ?
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

it could be. was anyone able to retrieve codes???

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we are able to pull codes: 2, one was for the passenger-side we fix that fault. The other fault said for us to check fuses... All good and proper voltage is getting to them.
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

it is telling you that it is missing a power or the module is bad. I can get you a wiring diagram.

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

review these. make sure you check both fuses

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, having a hard time reading (viewing) the diagrams. Will try on computer and not just my phone. One of the codes was B1406 which I believe was the passenger side fault
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

download to your computer and then you can enlarge

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also... I discovered that someone (previous owner) had what appears to be a remote start installed. Cables with a plug were wired into the the ignition line (yellow) and the 12V constant (red). The plug end is not plugged into anything, and whatever it was plugged into (appears to have been just below steering column has been removed. As I stated in an earlier message, all the fuses for Airbag stuff are good and receiving voltage. could this leftover wiring be messing with the airbag stuff?
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

not likely if you confirmed power at both fuses as indicated in the wiring diagram.

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Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok... will do... also, I downloaded the attachments on computer and still can not zoom in on them
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

try right clicking on the diagram and there should be a zoom feature.

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was able to buy a new instrument cluster and the light is now on full time. My mechanic believes we should be able to reset the airbag and have no issues (since we already got rid of the occupancy fault)... Thoughts?
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

did he check for any active codes????

Roy