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Old 12-23-2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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Air Bag Ligh

Over the past 8 years my passenger airbag light has come on four times. The first three times I changed the seat belt buckle and the light stayed out for about a year. My Indy tells me I need to go to the Porsche Stealership and have some sensor changed and something else reprogrammed. Before I spend a stack of money to keep a meaningless light off, has anyone here had a similar experience and/or a way to make this light stay off without going to the Stealership?

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Old 12-23-2016, 12:54 PM   #2
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Seat belt buckle related air bag lights are common on these cars. If cleaning the buckle contacts does not help, you will need replacement buckles.
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:55 PM   #3
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The light can also be because of a grounding straps issue. I replaced both buckle ends before a TSB for the grounding straps fixed my issue for years. More info here.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:26 PM   #4
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My car has set an airbag light twice upon re-connection after I have disconnected the battery to perform other maintenance. I used my Durametric cable to clear it. Once cleared, it has stayed off (until I've disconnected the battery again).

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