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Experience:  15 years as a auto tech
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Air Bag is on intermittently. If vehicle is put in gear

Customer Question

Air Bag is on intermittently. If vehicle is put in gear before light stops flashing on start-up, light does not stay on.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Change to "Air Bag light is on intermittently"
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 8 months ago.

have you scanned codes?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
There are no codes in the computer.
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 8 months ago.

what tyoe of scan tool are you using? does your scan tool have air bag functions? most generic ones cant access these

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
INNOVA 3100 OBD II. I GUESS ALL I NEED TO KNOW IS IF THIS IS SOMETHING TO BE CONCERNED WITH OR NOT. IT'S JUST ANNOYING - BEEN DOING THIS FOR SOME TIME. IF THIS CODE READER ISN'T PICKING UP ANY CODES FOR AIR BAGS, THEN MAYBE SOME PARTS STORE WOULD HAVE ONE THAT WOULD AND GO FROM THERE.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 8 months ago.

yes that scan tool does not do air bag codes...some parts stores may be able to...when the light is on the system is disarmed and will not deploy even in a accident

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What flow-chart procedure has to be followed to make the system armed and turn off the light?. Does GM produce a manual for this? If so, is it something I can do or a part that needs replacing in the circuitry? I can't imagine paying for labor on this.
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 8 months ago.

depends on the code...each code has a specific flow chart

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can you send me the chart or if the code shows up only on some other reader,
i can let you know the code and send it then? It could be a few days before I get to a parts supply house and have them get the code for me.
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 8 months ago.

sure