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Pontiac Montana SV6: had the thermostat replaced on 99 montana.

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had the thermostat replaced on 99 montana. now the airbag light comes on and may stay on for several days. some times I start the engine and the light stays out. shut if off then restart and the light stays on. will the airbag still function when light is on?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 5 months ago.
When the Air Bag light comes on, this shuts the air bags system off and they will NOT deploy in the event of an accident while the light is on. As for the reason the light is on- I do not see a direct correlation between the Thermostat being replaced and the air bags system. They do not interact at all in any way. So, at this point, the Diagnostic Trouble Codes will need to be scanned from the on-board computer. These codes will point to the part or sensor in the system that has the problem. From there, we can more accurately and efficiently determine the root of the problem and then make the correct repair. SOME local parts stores, like AutoZone, will have the correct scan-tool needed to retrieve the codes, and will do so for Free (except in California) right in their parking lot. If you cannot find a location that has the correct scan-tool, then a shop will be needed.
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 5 months ago.

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