Air Bag light 10 seconds????

Todd Phenneger tquattroguy at
Sat Feb 8 23:23:01 EST 2003

On my D1 my ligth is on all the time.  I know why, (bulb was
pulled while ignition on) but I need it reset.  Is there ANY way
to reset it WO going to Dealer?  What about disconnecting power?

--- Phil Rose <pjrose at> wrote:
> At 10:41 PM -0500 2/8/03, BriceW at wrote:
> >After pulling the cluster and replacing bulbs you begin to
> notice a lot
> >of things. My air bag light comes on as it should whenever I
> start the
> >car. Per the owners manual it it should only stay on 10
> seconds. The
> >manual says that if it stays on too long you could have a
> malfunction in
> >the airbag system. But the owners manual doesn’t specify what
> is too
> >long but only says 10 seconds or more.
> >Mine stays on 80 seconds.
> >I just wondered if any of you have noticed how long yours
> stays on
> >before and if there is possible malfunction.
> That's a problem commonly encountered after the airbag recall
> is done. One
> of my cars has an airbag  that does that too--about 1.5-2
> minutes. The
> other car is the normal 5 or 10 seconds. It is a
> "malfunction", but not a
> serious one unless you drive away and have an accident during
> that time
> (the bag is inoperative until the light goes off). A dealer
> can reset the
> fault detection so the light will behave normally, but it's
> presumably not
> a permanent fix. I don't know what the nature of the fault is.
> Phil
> Phil Rose
> '91 200q lago blue				Rochester, NY USA
> '91 200q tornado red				mailto:pjrose at
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