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I have a 2003 Sedona w/43k miles and the airbag light is on and was wondering (since I want to try and avoid visiting the dealer once again) what might be the problem?
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Did you check the fuses? Might be all it needs. Thats about all I can tell you.
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i would take it back to the dealer. With the airbag system there is no fuses. Because what happens if a fuse blew with out knowing it and u got in a accident? it could be dirt in the airbag, or sencor actting up. I wouldn't really do anything your self because they are there to save your life if you need it
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I just checked the fuse (there is a fuse for the airbag only) and it was fine. Have an appt. to take it in next week. Was just wondering if anyone else had this happen. Everyone I talk to has never had an airbag light stay on. The dealer said it "should" still be under warranty. It better be with the many problems this van has had. I guess the good thing is that every problem has been covered and the dealership is across from my work.
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The airbag light on my '02 started glowing at one point. Apparently the battery was giving out and, for a time, had lower-than-ideal voltage output. For whatever reason, this caused a fault to register in the passive restraint system. Once the battery was replaced, I had to throw away $75 bucks for 5 or 10 mintues of "work" at a dealership to have the code cleared.

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try to reset the electronics(unplugging the negative power from the battery and then replacing it back on). If still on, then You HAVE to take it back to the dealer. This usually means that the car's normal self-diagnostics has detected a problem with the life savers.
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Thumbs down Sorry for you problems

Man, I feel your pain. I have an 02 optima that has had many airbag problems. It all began with about 30,000 miles on the car. I made countless trips 2 hours away to the closest dealership. Every time I think that they were just clearing the codes. Finally they replaced both front seats in the car! Since I bought the car used it only had a 50,000 mile warranty. Since it was a preexisting condition they still did that work at a little over 50,000 miles. And that solved the problem, or did it. Last week, with 95,000 miles on my car, the airbag light came back on. I am very angry. It all started with it just being on a little while at a time. Before I could turn off the car for a moment and then turn it back on and everything would be okay. As of this evening it is on permenantly. I know from my experience that the code must now be cleared by the dealer.

I have gotten an idea from another post in this thread. I recently installed a new radio in my car. It is a Pioneer AVIC-D1, nav system, dvd player, the works. This obviously will draw more juice than a normal radio. Could this be part of my problem? Right before the light came on for good I was sitting in my car listening to the radio without the car running. This would have drained the battery some. Am I on the right track?

I hope that you fix you problem as well, man.
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joshlaymon, sorry to hear of your troubles. You might be right that the radio is draining the battery and causing a fault to register. Then again, if the problem started at 30K and was fixed at 50K and you've added another 45K since then, it might be that the original problem has returned. Finally, neither of these may be right and it might be that one of the other many components in the system has failed.

Start by testing your battery and making sure that it is at proper voltage (~12V with vehicle off; ~14 with it running). If it's low, you'll need to replace it. But, you'll have to still pay a dealer to reset the code.

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I have an '02 Sedona with the airbag lght on as well. I have have read some posts about clearing the code at the dealer (if that's all it needs). Can this not be done with an OBDII tester?
Mine started after I had my battery cables diconnected in order to replace the alternator ( that was fun).
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i also had an airbag light come on and it was a little wire on the front passanger seat buckle that had broken. it was under warrenty at the time, so i can't tell you how much it was to fix. i believe there is one on the driver's side as well, you can check themwhere they exit the buckle and then thread under the seat. there should also be a white plastic harness as well, so check that too.
hope this helps
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