Airbag light on?

Tiny
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  • 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA
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2010 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Automatic

Passenger airbag light keeps flashing even after the engine is shut off -- is that norman or do I need to take to the shop?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 7:12 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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HI there,

There will be a fault in the SRS system, you will need to get a scan done first to identify the exact set fault code. This video will show you how.

https://youtu.be/gnSGfEqrf_w

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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There are sensors in the seat which can enable or disable the passengers airbag. These sensors may be malfunctioning, or as BMR said if you have any weight on the seat, it will cause the light to come on.
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Sunday, September 27th, 2009 AT 7:26 AM
Tiny
GLENN GILBERT
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When you sit in the passenger seat the airbag light in the dash and center counsel does not come on, but if you are driving without a passenger the light for the airbag comes on. What would cause the problem and how do I go about fixing it?

Thanks
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

There is a sensor which is under the passenger side seat. It is called an occupant detection sensor. When no one is in the seat, the light indicates the system is turned off on that side. When you have a passenger, the sensor completes the circuit and the system is activated.

I attached a picture. It is part of the SRS wiring schematic. It shows the sensor which I am referring to.

Now, if this is something that just started and you feel there is a fault, you should have it checked.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
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JAYANATH
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My car air bag warning light is blinking after starting.I have not done any repair to steering wheel, front buffer. Driver seat etc. Request how to reset the warning light of SRS. Thank you
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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That's telling you the computer detected a problem, set a diagnostic fault code, and turned the system off. You'll need to find a mechanic with a scanner that can access that computer to read the code. That will indicate the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis. The most common problem is a broken clock spring. That's a wound-up ribbon cable in a plastic housing under the steering wheel.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
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FRANK3194
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I saw one of your videos on YouTube and he used a scanner it looks like it is call C read it 6011, but I could not read the name full. He said he was posting a name on link. So please send me the name of that scanner please. Thank you
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RYAN L
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Hello Frank!

My name is Ryan I am the YouTube developer for 2CarPros! I will happily link to that scanner for you.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQGAP3Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01MQGAP3Q&linkId=677f9cd714475e51e4287898d9caf171

If you need it again you can come back to this page or check the description of the video. Thank you so much for watching the YouTube channel and using our site. We love having you here! Feel free to ask an other question all for free. :)

Best,
Ryan
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
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SPOONIE98
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My airbag light came on suddenly and I took it to a garge to diagnose the problem I was told it needed a new clock spring so I got the part and replaced it myself and took it back to the garge to have the light reset and it still shows the same problem 'hairspring short to positive' I have my test next week and dont know what else to do I cant afford to take it to the garage any and all sugestions would be grateful
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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What was the code number? Codes never identify bad parts, just failed systems

Roy
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SPOONIE98
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I dont know the code was only told that there was a problem between the clock spring and the ignition il ring the garage tomorrow for the code could it be a problem with the wiring or a loose connector
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Yes it could but we need the code to further help

Roy
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I didnt get to talk to the garage but I did manage to get flash code 12 by jumping terminals ive checked the clock spring with a multi meter and it seems fine I also checked continuity of driver airbag and passenger airbag and seatbelts tensioner and checked the wiring and they all seem fine so I'm at a loss at what to do ive tried locating the fuse but all I find is the one dat says ecu and wen I take it out the light goes off any ideas thanks
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Code 12 is an engine code

you need to get someone to pull the code for you

Roy
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
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TIS
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I have a constant Air Bag light. Need help to get it fix with your suggestion.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

You will have to get the code read, there will be a fault in the SRS system, the air bag is inop while the light is on, so get the code and see what the fault is.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
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RAWATMOHINDER
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I have a 1995 toyota corolla DX 1.8L and for past few days air bag light is on. Air bag light only comes on when I switch off the engine. When I start the engine, air bag light goes off and it is off when I am driving. Airbag light comes on only when I switch off the engine again.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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You will have to get a scan done to identify which code has set, as SRS systems are extremely dangerous, we do not advise on repairs, this should be referred to a qualified tech for assistance.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JON2YAP
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1993 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

how to read airbag code on 93 corolla
where can I get the trouble codes
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Shorting Te1 and E1 in the diagnostic terminal will give you codes, but I think you will have to get SRS codes read by Toyota.
SRS repair should be done at shop or dealer, it can be dangerous if air bag deploys when you are working on it.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 AT 12:05 PM (Merged)

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