Thank you Michael. I figured this was the way it worked.sandsmuseum said:Once the air bag light has come on, it will not go off unless you reset it using the scan tool.
You cannot put a pot or sample of resistors in the circuit and expect the light to go out. Once it has turned on you can only try another value after you have used the scan tool to turn it off.
I suggest someone with the tool try the values and see what works. Then those of you who have removed the air bags can put the correct resistor value in line and go to your local Lotus shop to have the air bag light reset.
Common OBD II tools will not reset the air bag light.
I would be willing to arrange to do this but will, of course, have to pay for the labor time. Does any private party have a scanner in the North East?