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Air bag light wont turn off, no but the passenger light is

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air bag light wont turn off
JA: Have you checked the codes? Is anything interfering with the seatbelt switch?
Customer: no but the passenger light is working, and i tested the clock switch also inspected the impact sensors.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 08 impala
JA: What year is your Impala?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, checked out connecters sensors
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: well im just wondering if it can be reset like the check engine light
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

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Can you give me your VIN# ***** I can see if there are any Service Bulletins?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) provides continuous monitoring of the air bag circuits by conducting a sequence of checks. If a malfunction is detected the SDM will store a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) and command the instrument panel cluster (IPC) to illuminate the SIR system AIR BAG indicator. The AIR BAG indicator will remain illuminated until the malfunction has been repaired.

Before any further diagnosis is made the Air Bag system will need to be checked for codes to determine what area of the system to look at. There are a few service bulletins, but I would need diagnostic codes to see if they apply.

When the light is on the air bags will be disabled, if an accident were to occur they would not deploy.

You can check with your local auto parts stores (AutoZone, Napa, etc.) to see if they have the capability to check for air bag codes. They will usually check the codes for free.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
took to auto zone, no codes
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

Did they check the Air Bag System?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
turns out their tester wont check the air bag. I ordered a tester but is their a way to reset the airbag system without it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hope Im not getting charged every time I send a message.