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GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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Service airbag" on 2005 Chevy cobalt

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"Service airbag" on 2005 Chevy cobalt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 2 years ago.
Hi there. I am Cam. What codes do you have set?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No codes, just the "service airbag" warning
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 2 years ago.
OK, You need to use a scan tool for this. A scan tool is very different than a code reader. Scan tools are larger, can scan and control certain systems of the whole vehicle, and usually cost about 2000+. A code reader will only read emission related codes and that limits them to reading the engine and transmission modules. Given the cost of the scan tools, it is usually cheaper to get a shop to read the codes. If they are honest, I would imagine that $20 is fair to stick the machine on and read codes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would a elm327 do it?
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 2 years ago.
Honestly I am not familiar with that model. SO if it does, perfect and it will show codes that start with B, IF not then we need to get one that will.