1994 Toyota Tercel air bag light

kathy813January 20, 2008

I bought this car thru a private sale and they don't know why the red air bag light won't go off. I don't have the owner's manual. Anyone else have this problem? I think that this means my airbag is no good. Any help is appreciated. I cannot afford to take it to a garage.

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john_g

The lamp staying on is indicating there is a problem with the airbag system. This system is diagnosed with the use of a scan tool, and ideally the factory scan tool which is the Vetronix Mastertech with the Toyota software. Some aftermarket scan tools will access the system, but there can be holes in the tools software support for that system that could make it more difficult for the technician.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2008 at 1:36PM
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kathy813

Thanks so much for the answer. That is what I thought but needed someone else to say it.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2008 at 1:54PM
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johndeere

I have a 1994 Buick Reagal that has the air bag light on.I bought it that way 3 years ago.I never noticed the piece of black tape covering it up.Until the black tape started to curl.The fix was a new piece of black tape.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 12:48PM
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bonebloodyidle

My dad over in the UK has a 2002 Vauxhall Astra. Last year the airbag warning light came on so he took it back to the dealer. Turns out there is a sensor under the seat to tell the car which seat(s) are occupied so airbags do not deploy if there is nobody sat there to benefit from them. There was a loose connection under the front passenger seat so the cpu was getting no feed from that location, hence illumination of the warning light. The dealer cleaned the spade connector concerned which fixed the problem and did not even raise a charge for doing this.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 7:54PM
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