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Hyundai $onata: 2007 sonata with 94k miles. Airbag control

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2007 sonata with 94k miles. Airbag control module was not communicating with the system so my AIRBAG light was on. I got a different module froma different car, installed it and still got the light. Shop said we can now communicate with it, but that module shows a "branding" of drivers air bag deployment. Called the Hyundai tech at the dealer, he said that the deployment could not be cleared, but if I got a clean module and plugged it in, it would wash the system and light would shut off. Called the salvage yard, had them verify the other module would be "clean". Unhooked the battery (which I did and do every time) and installed and I still have the light on. Does the module have to be programmed at the dealer and was this tech ignorant or is it the module again, or can my local shop, who is awesome tell the system that this module is one of us, can they potentially hook it p, cler codes and call it good? Cant sell this car with that stupid red SRS light glaring people in the face! help please!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i will keep it up, i understand its the weekend and prob not as many guys on here


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On most vehicles the air bag computer has to be programmed to the vehicle by the dealer in order to operate properly.On some models a new air bag computer has to be installed as some of them are a one time setup/program and lock to one vehicle once this is done.I am wondering if the dealer Tech meant that a new module is needed when he said a clean module is needed.I would contact the dealer again to see if this is the case.If it is then the air bag computer would need replaced with a new one and then programmed/setup by a dealer.If not and you can use a used one then most likely the dealer has to setup/program the module to operate properly in your vehicle here.

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