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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Air Bag Light fix?

ok not sure if im in the correct forum for this

2007 elise i replaced air bags and pretensioners as well as clock sping and main srs control module due to prior deployment
of course all used stuff
the air bag light stays on !
do i need to have it reset in the ecu? or do i possible have something bad?
simple scanner of course does not pull any dtc codes
suggestions please
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Yes, I put in a quick release steering wheel and installed the wrong relay to fool the system. Had to have sector111 do the reset. I believe it was $30
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I gave up and put a piece of black tape over the light (no air bags, track car). If ambitious would pull the instrument cluster and kill the wire to the bulb I guess.

I thought it took a dealer to reset these.

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This is the resistor that worked.
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Doesn't the resistor have to be in place before the electricals are activated again, lest it trip the light? That is, has this approach worked after the fact?

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The airbag light will have to be cleared. It won't just turn off by itself.
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I used the wrong resister. Light came on. Used this one, then had them do the reset for me. Light has never come back on.
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Hello guys ,

I successfully reset the airbag light using op-com tool:

NEW OP-COM Vauxhall OPEL OBD2 Interface Code Reader Scanner Scan Tool | eBay

You can find lots of this on eBay ....

The airbag ecu is same from vx220 , you have to select as model vauxhall astra and reset all error in The airbag ecu(total different from engine ecu)
Even if error has been resolved The light don't go down itself, it need to be resetted

Here The procedure:


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Nice, thanks for sharing this.
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2007 elise air bag light

thanks for all the feed back
the srs or air bag control modlue i installed was good with no fault codes in it i also used the airbags from the same car and replaced the deploied ones in my car. on most vehicles if the srs system fault is corrected the light will go out
not sure if lotus is the same?
of course my cheep obd scanner shows no dtcs
i do have vag software but figured it wount work german/english cars.
is the a trouble code that needs to be reset in the engine or main ecu once air bags have been deployed ?
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No .... If problem is corrected light remain . Opcom is The only cheap interface working 100 %
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just to add info's also my odb reader ( d900) doesnt show anything as error is strored in the airbag ecu and not in engine Ecu. As airbag ecu is GM/siemens part vag software doesn't work, i have resolved it selecting Vauxhall astra 2004 model on opcom interface.
In my case the problem was the airbag squib that seems loose contact on road bump.
Resetted the error with opcom and light goes away and never come back on
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Thanks Giorgio80! I ordered the Op-com system off of ebay ($20) and besides having a little trouble withe the software install (the software came on a mini-cd and my laptop has a slot optical drive) everything worked perfectly. I no longer have to stare at that stupid airbag light!

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great! happy for you!! that was my same face when airbag light come off
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Nice, thanks for sharing this.
Kamsden,

I'm in the process of ordering momo aftermarket wheel and put the spacer (not removable) in, but wondering how to go about using these resistors?

How do I plug these resistor in to exsiting wires>?
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The airbag plug has two wires, I just plugged it into both wires, Closing the circuit. The system thinks there is still a airbag.
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OPCOM 2010 diagnostic tool for Opel cars - airbag reset?

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Hello guys ,

I successfully reset the airbag light using op-com tool:

NEW OP-COM Vauxhall OPEL OBD2 Interface Code Reader Scanner Scan Tool | eBay

You can find lots of this on eBay ....

The airbag ecu is same from vx220 , you have to select as model vauxhall astra and reset all error in The airbag ecu(total different from engine ecu)
Even if error has been resolved The light don't go down itself, it need to be resetted

Here The procedure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WhgkQYOCd8
Removed the airbag and trim ring to resurface it and it looks great. Unfortunately, I started the car to move it when the airbag was out so I have a permanent airbag light. The tool listed above is not available but found this one for all Opal products. Can I get an opinion if this one will work? Has anyone tried it?

Amazon.com: E-BEST®op-com Diagnostic Interface Code Scanner for All Opel Cars: Automotive
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listed product is op-com!
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Yes, that should do it.

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Amazon.com: E-BEST®op-com Diagnostic Interface Code Scanner for All Opel Cars: Automotive[/QUOTE]

Ended up being a Chinese clone with no activation code for the software. will need to find a real version. A quick search didn't reveal anything obvious.
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