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2001 peugeot 406 hdi air bag light staying on fault on code reader drivers airbag squib fault 2nd stage where could the fault be
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The squib is located underneath the airbag itself and inside the steering wheel if the system is showing a fault then is most likely to be a faulty connection to the squib itself.

To get to it you'll have to remove the steering wheel and as with all airbag work you have to remove the battery and short/ bolt the leads together for at least 30 mins before trying to remove the wheel. Otherwise the its possible the airbag can discharge whilst you're working on it.

If you have any doubts about this I'd recommend taking the car to a garage with relevant experience in this job
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