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AAIR BAG SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - WHAT SHOULD I DO TO DISABLE IT OR HAVE IT SERVICE AT DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOTIC REPAIR??

2005 Chevrolet Truck • 68,000 miles

My 1995 Chevy pick-up Service Air Bag (SIR) light stays on.
I drive the truck during a heavy rain downpour and the light came on
"Service Air Bag." So what should I check to disable it or have it serviced at the dealership for diagnostic repair.
I look forward to your reply.
Dave in MA.
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Koreana
August 27, 2011.



When the light is on, the system is disabled by the computer. General Motors has designed in a lot of tricks to make money after the sale. One of them is forcing you to go back to the dealer for service. An independent repair shop might be able to access the Air Bag computer to read the stored diagnostic fault code(s). Those will get you to the circuit or system with the problem, not necessarily to the defective part. Once repaired, if the computer needs to be reprogrammed, only the dealer can do that.

Caradiodoc
Aug 27, 2011.