Airbag light

Tiny
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT
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Getting a message saying 'Service Air Bag' and light for passenger side showing seat and airbag come on. This only happens intermittently.

Any ideas? Possible it's something I can fix myself?


Thanks in advance for any suggestions/help.


D.P
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 9:06 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

There is a fault code stored for this issue. I need the code so I can help narrow it down to an area of failure.

You can go to a parts store and they will read the code for free.

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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Here is how you can get the codes please follow this video. You can get a code reader for about $35.00 on amazon. Nine times out of ten it will be the clock spring behind the steering wheel but the code with tell us more.

https://youtu.be/Pb6nXV-iamI

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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I did code read at home, then had AutoZone and Advance Auto also do it. All 3 results are the same. No code

Is there a fuse or sensor that could never at fault or would it still be the Clock Spring?

Thanks,
D.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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This is what shows on my dash.

*ignore the little yellow U with the ! In the middle. It just means I paid $4.00 four a tire gauge vs paying $300.00. For sensors to be put in the tires.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 4:21 AM
Tiny
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Can you upload a picture of what you see?

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:34 AM
Tiny
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Okay if you have no codes, and I hope their scanner can read ABS codes, then you need to verify powers to the module. If you have all 3 powers to the module, then you need a module.

I attached a picture and a diagram for you to view.

Roy
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
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Here's a pic of what's showing on my dash.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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Just called Advance and AutoZone - their scanners do not test ABS/airbag faults. As home reader said same, going to assume it doesn't either.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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You will need a shop with a full scan tool that can read the codes for you.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 10:47 AM
Tiny
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Do you know anything about
INNOVA 6100P
SRS ABS OBD2 Reader?
I can get at a pretty good price
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:01 PM
Tiny
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No, but according to what you just posted, it will read the codes.

SRS is the airbag system.

Roy
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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Scanner finally arrived.

On SRS it says:

B0083-71 (1-1)
Left front impact SENSOR - invalidate data
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Monday, December 16th, 2019 AT 4:36 AM
Tiny
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*INVALIDE* not invalidate
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Monday, December 16th, 2019 AT 4:37 AM
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is what you will need to do to test diagnose that particular code: This code is relevant to the SRS-SDM (supplemental restraint system-- sensing and diagnostic module) It sounds like you are having an issue with non-communication between the sensor to the module. I've attached step-by-step troubleshooting pictures to diagnose below. Hope this helps and let us know what you find. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, December 16th, 2019 AT 5:17 AM
Tiny
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Just to add to Danny's post, the most common issue is the sensor itself. I attached the location and procedure for you.

Roy
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Monday, December 16th, 2019 AT 6:07 AM

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