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I have the Airbag light on in the 2000 9-3. No fault codes. Warning triangle is illuminated but SID is unit is unreadable.

Question 1: any suggestions as to what to look for or what could be the problem?

Question 2: think there is any problem with driving the car as is? I have two long trips in the next two weeks and would rather not take the motorcycle.
 

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get the code pulled... you need something which can pull Air Bag codes..... TECH 2 or Op-COM device can (sometimes)

You could have a bad air bag - there are a few in the car, or a bad harness or clock spring in the wheel.... it's one of a few items. You need the code. The SRS ECU could also be bad.... mine was in my 9000 when I bought it (needed a non-shorted ECU)
 

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Dealt with that problem a couple of times. Replaced the airbag module in two cars and that fixed it. It's just forward of the backseat ashtray under the armrest/drink/changeholder. The third time a Tech II said it was the drivers seatbelt retractor firing module. It was reset and never came back. Never had the problematic clockspring failure in the steering wheel airbag connection. Good Luck
 

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Dealt with that problem a couple of times. Replaced the airbag module in two cars and that fixed it. It's just forward of the backseat ashtray under the armrest/drink/changeholder.
This happed right after (same day I think) we got the car back from the dealership and were told the window switch in the car needed to be replaced.

Could the two things be related?

Also, did you reset the light after changing the module or did it just go away? (I might just try the module out of my uncle's car to see if that is what needs replacing.)
 

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Maybe. Maybe not.
I set the light one time by pulling fuses randomly while chasing electrical gremlins. Won't do that again.
No, I didn't reset it. I've heard that they have their own little charge stored in case power is interrupted before air bag deployment is required. And that if it sits long enough (the module- not powered up) it will die out and lose the fault code. Don't know how long that is supposed to take. Good Luck.
PS- I'm only an hour away if you need something.
 

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Also, did you reset the light after changing the module or did it just go away? (I might just try the module out of my uncle's car to see if that is what needs replacing.)
If you do this, and the fault exists in your car, you risk setting a code on his Air Bag Module. When you put his module back in his car, the code will still be there.

As long as there are no faults in his car, the code will clear after 30 or so full key cycles, or with the use of a tech II.
 
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