My 2001 PT Cruiser Ltd. Edition airbag alarm keeps beeping occassionally. No one can find a problem. Help?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
When the light comes on, immediately have check your PCM for trouble codes. Then proceed to fix it.
- Doug GLv 41 decade ago
SSAS meant the BCM (that's where the airbag stuff is, not the PCM)
Here is some information about airbags...this site also has fault code charts for every car!!!
On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident. Most systems can only be diagnosed using a scanner designed for the airbag system, however some use flash codes to indicate the problem. The scanners at Auto Zone or the ones that sell for @ $50 will not access the airbag system, only the engine systems (check engine light).
This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting some systems without a scanner. Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate that (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) and some require a scan tool. http://www.airbagsolutions.com/
Check out these websites also for more info on airbag systems and the light.
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