airbag light delay

Kenneth Keith auditude at
Mon Nov 24 20:25:25 PST 2008


I pass my emissions re-test with flying colors this evening.  HC 16 (220
permitted), CO 0.15 (1.20 permitted).  Nice.  I'm sure it was old fuel the
first time, but I have new O2 sensor now as well as plugs and no/fewer
vacuum leaks.

Anyway, new topic.  When I start my car the airbag light stays on for a few
minutes or longer while I drive.  It eventually goes out.  Is this just an
old system taking a while to "charge up" or warm up, or is there something
wrong I can diagnose.  I have other airbag wheels I can swap in, and I may
just do that since I have a gray one I can put in to match the interior
better.  I believe it may be a V8 one, if that makes a difference.

A buddy of mine had an '89 200tq and the airbag light was perpetually on.  I
assumed it was the clock spring until one day he plugged in a disconnected
connector under the back seat, which made the light go out.  I wonder if
there's anything like that going on with my car.



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