1998 Nissan Maxima Air Bag Light Flickering

Tiny
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  • 1998 NISSAN MAXIMA
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1998 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My air bag light won't stop flashing
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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 1:45 AM

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Tiny
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Try this:

Open the driver's door. Note the rubber covered button, a button which is
pressed by the door when the door is closed. This is the Driver's Door
Switch (DDS).

Turn the ignition from OFF to ON. Press the DDS at least 5 times within 7
seconds after turning the ignition switch ON. Turn the ignition OFF.
Start the CAR.

Don't work with one door try both front doors opened and redo the procedures

Let me know if it doesn't work
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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Rasmataz. The suggestion didn't work. I tried pushing the DDS with one door and then tried with two doors, it still doesn't work.
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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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Check the diagnosis sensor unit wiring connector if its loose it's located under rear of console box. Remove console box. Disconnect diagnosis sensor unit connector. Remove ground bolt and 3 tamper resistant Torx T50 bolts. Remove diagnosis sensor unit. Ensure sensor brackets are not bent or rusted.

Retrieving codes do below

USING AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT

Turn ignition off then on. System is now in USER mode.
If light comes on for about 7 seconds and goes off, system is okay (no fault codes are stored in memory).
If light does not come on, go to AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON under DIAGNOSTIC TESTS .
If light comes on and stays on, either SRS has deployed or part of diagnosis sensor unit is defective. Go to AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT STAYS ON under DIAGNOSTIC TESTS.
If light comes on for about 7 seconds and flashes on and off, fault codes are stored in memory. Go to next step.
To enter self-diagnostics and retrieve fault codes, turn ignition from off to on and immediately turn driver door switch (dome light switch) on and off more than 5 times within 7 seconds of turning ignition on. This changes self-diagnostic mode from USER mode to DIAGNOSIS mode.
In DIAGNOSIS mode:
If light flashes slowly and continuously (3 seconds ON, 2 seconds OFF), a fault occurred but is no longer present (intermittent fault).
If light flashes a marker sequence (7 seconds ON, 2 seconds OFF, 3 seconds ON, 2 seconds OFF) and then flashes quickly, record quick flashes. Quick flashes represent driver or passenger-side air bag fault codes. For example, two quick flash represents Fault Code 2. Eight quick flashes represents Fault Code 8. Go to FAULT CODES under DIAGNOSTIC TESTS.
If light flashes a marker sequence (7 seconds ON, 2 seconds OFF, 1.5 seconds ON, .5 second OFF, 1.5 seconds ON) and then flashes quickly, record quick flashes. Quick flashes represent side air bag fault codes. For example, one quick flash represents Fault Code 1. Four quick flashes represents Fault Code 4. Go to FAULT CODES under DIAGNOSTIC TESTS.
After servicing system, connect both battery cables, open driver-side door, and turn ignition from off to on. Check AIR BAG warning light for proper system function. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK . If fault code is indicated, problem still exists, go to FAULT CODES under DIAG%20...


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My email: rasmataz@2carpros.com-hang in there Chelu will get it going-Thanks
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
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Che'lu. I had already made an appointment this past Monday at Nissan Motors and they took a look at the car, paid my $80 Analysis fee and told me that it was turned off. Walked back to the car to drive away from their lot and guess what. The light was still blinking! They turned around and told me that they need what parts I need and it ended up being a $2,100.00 repair. My mom freaked and said forget it! She's not willing to pay that much for a 12 yr old vehicle. I still worry about the light situation and what might happen if I'm driving her around in it and per say, the bags deploy out of nowhere or they won't deploy when we get into an accident.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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I know the feeling of the airbag, mine is on too-Nissan they full of it

Give me your email and call me at 989-5371 and I'll try to help you out-I'll be waiting-Si Yu'us Ma'ase for the chenchule
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 6:44 AM

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