[200q20v] airbag light

David Schaible dschaible at penw.com
Thu Oct 19 11:53:23 EDT 2000

comments from earlier discussions

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>Subject: airbag light
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>We had the recall done-which removes a number of the old components 
>and replaces them with fewer and presumably more compliant ones.
>A year later or so the airbag light came on and stayed on.  I finally 
>broke down and went to the dealer who diagnosed a faulty "spiral 
>spring" at $400 some bucks.  However, the tech admitted that the 
>spring was only slightly out of tolerance (in resistance) and offered 
>to reprogram the system so that a fault would not be registered. 
>System now works fine.  Apparently there is a lot of latitude if you 
>have the gizmo to reprogram it.
>Wisdom of Linus sounds right on the money.
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