An airbag is one of the most important components of any vehicle, an airbag is made to save you from hitting the windshield when you are in a high speed collision with another car or an obstacle on the road. That is why it is very important to make sure the airbag works properly.
If your airbag light seems to be blinking it may be caused by a couple of things; a faulty sensor, after installing a new car radio, or a malfunction in the air bag system. One of the most common reasons an airbag light may be blinking is after an accident and the airbags have deployed. You will need to have your airbag module reset. The airbag control module will store all different kinds of codes including crash codes, hard codes, soft codes, latch codes. Usually, dealerships or body shops will just tell you that you have a bad module. Bringing your module into Safety Restore and get the module fixed by professional technicians and save hundreds of dollars with amazing results.
If the airbag light won’t turn off and it wasn’t caused by an accident and was caused by a faulty sensor or just a malfunction in the system itself then there are a couple of ways to do an airbag light reset yourself. After you have fixed the problem you may do the reset by using a computerized handheld airbag light reset tool. There are a couple of steps on how to do a reset. The first step is to put the key into the ignition and turn the switch to the “on” position. The second step is to wait for the airbag light to turn on. The light will stay on for seven seconds and then shut itself off. After it shuts off, turn the switch off right away and wait three seconds. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 two more times. Start the car’s engine. The light should come on for seven seconds, and then shut off and stay off. The airbag light has been reset.
If your airbag light turns on an airbag light reset should be done right away. Driving with the light on; you may risk an accidental deployment of the airbag. Always make sure your airbag light is off and safe for you and your passengers when on the road.