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Anyone in my area have the tool to reset this stupid blinking light? Or should I just bring it to scanwest?
 

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The old, original tool was about $700 in 1989. The new Tech II is way more than that.
You need a pro.
 

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:confused:Pull the bulb to the warning lamp until your ready to deal with. Just be aware that SRS/Airbag will not work while the warning lamp flashes or when the bulb has been removed.

Scanwest will definitely be able to sort it out. Hopefully they won't charge you a lot for the 5-10 min it takes check the code and reset the system.
 

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:confused:Pull the bulb to the warning lamp until your ready to deal with. Just be aware that SRS/Airbag will not work while the warning lamp flashes or when the bulb has been removed.

Scanwest will definitely be able to sort it out. Hopefully they won't charge you a lot for the 5-10 min it takes check the code and reset the system.
Foolish choice just because if you ask me. Taking the bulb out fixes nothing. Pay the 1/2 shop time and get it done correctly.

Take the bulb out, why? Its suppose to annoy you. Its a warning signal. It means fix me! Glad your not my mechanic!
 

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Foolish choice just because if you ask me. Taking the bulb out fixes nothing. Pay the 1/2 shop time and get it done correctly.

Take the bulb out, why? Its suppose to annoy you. Its a warning signal. It means fix me! Glad your not my mechanic!
You quoted me but did you actually read what I wrote? I clearly stated it wouldn't fix anything except make the warning lamp stop flashing until Zach either finds someone with the tool locally or takes it to Scanwest to have them sort it out. Scanwest is a great Saab garage but they are pricey($$$).

I'm glad i'm not your mechanic either. :lol: I wouldn't work on any c900 in Purgatory.
 

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I set my SRS lite off one time while under construction. Thought it was going to have to be dealt with at some point. Anyway had the battery disconnected for a month or so and after reconnecting the SRS lite was gone. Haven't seen it since.
 

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:confused:Pull the bulb to the warning lamp until your ready to deal with. Just be aware that SRS/Airbag will not work while the warning lamp flashes or when the bulb has been removed.

Scanwest will definitely be able to sort it out. Hopefully they won't charge you a lot for the 5-10 min it takes check the code and reset the system.
Thanks Daniel! Sounds good
 

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I had left the battery disconnected for a couple of weeks - even tried engaging the starter to discharge any residual electricity, to no avail. It's off to Scanwest to get it done properly.
 

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Just be aware that SRS/Airbag will not work while the warning lamp flashes or when the bulb has been removed.
Not true! I can give an eye witness (face witness) account to that. My SRS light had flashed since the day I got the car but I can assure you the air bag deployed quite nicely when I took a header. The light could be from a number of things air bag related but not all of them will shut the system down.
 

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Not true!
Really? Then you are the exception.
I can give an eye witness (face witness) account to that. My SRS light had flashed since the day I got the car but I can assure you the air bag deployed quite nicely when I took a header. The light could be from a number of things air bag related but not all of them will shut the system down.
Your personal experience differs from mine. I have been in a US c900 equipped with SRS which had the SRS warning lamp flashing when it was unfortunately involved in a multi-car collision. Collision damage was certainly enough to bend the frame (front and rear)and the force of the collision was certainly violent enough to warrant "bag" deployment if the system had actually been functioning. Thankfully c900's are built like tanks and the seat belts worked as intended so everyone was fine.

I don't have a Bentley, service manual, or any other literature on the SRS system in front of me at the moment but I am certain that it would read the SRS system is inoperative when the fault aka warning lamp flashes. Why? This is done as safety precaution. If the SRS ECU finds a fault in the system from one or more of its sensory inputs it is deactivated because it can no longer correctly determine when to deploy.

Since I don't have any literature to cited at present...hopefully you will except Jim Mesthene as credible source ...



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The main obstacle to airbag installation was unintended deployment. It is supposed to be disabled when any fault, no matter how minor, is detected at the start-up, self test.
I suppose the system could fail in two ways, allowing deployment. But a dealer would have had to report a deployment while the light was on to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, because it's a failure of a safety system.
 
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