This thread sounds very useful to me .. I just bought a car (2004 Almera) from a small garage, but my car's airbag light never blinks. The story was, I saw the light was constantly on during the test drive and I was told it only needs a "reset". Then when I got back about 1 hour later to pick up the car, the light wasn't blinking so I thought it was fine. Only after I got home and read the manual, I realized that the light should blink for around 7 seconds when the engine starts. It looks like the garage had done some tricks to turn the light off.
Since the garage is a bit too far from me and I am trying to see if I can get it fixed in my local Nissan dealer. The engineer of my local Nissan dealer spent about an hour, e.g., removed the dash board (since he suspected the bulb was removed.) But it turned out the dash board was fine.
Does anyone here have any ideas on what might have been done and which places I should check?
Did they rewire the airbag system? I have read some posts about rewiring, but am I right, even if they rewired the system to "fool" the car's computer, the airbag light should still blinks when the engine starts?
Since I only left the car for about 45 minutes to an hour, I don't think they have done some major works.
Please does anyone have any ideas? Thank you very much.
thanks for all the 411 i get from here i have saved my self some money and learned some new things, my air bag light was flashing too and i followed the steps and viola it went away after like 6 months , then i also did the MAF relearn because i had the check engine light on after installing a cold air intake and cleaning the throttle body (intake spray) , my idle was buggin out on like 1500rmp , that took me like 2-3 days to learn to do but the idle came back down and the service eng light is off.
thank you msubullyfan for posting up these steps. It worked for my 2006 nissan altima. I just installed a new center console as my old one was all scratched. So when i installed everything I noticed that the air bag light kept blinking. I called my dealer and they told me to bring it in but had to wait a couple of days. I didnt wanna wait and waste money so looked it up on here and bingo found it and oh boy did it work. Thanks again for the help.
I am going to do it on my X-trail, hope it will work. It's really annoying when flashing in red, looks like something very serious! I tried to ignore it but thought of even cover the light with a bundage!
Registered mostly just to say "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Worked first time on both:
02 Maxima (Triggered while replacing blower motor.)
and 06 Quest (Unknown trigger - dealer wanted $1300 to replace passenger seat back)
The Air bag reset worked the first time I tried it on my 05 Altima but started blinking again after 3 days. I did the same process, worked just as the first attempt but now the blinking keeps coming back even just a few hours after I reset the air bag. Does this mean I have to have it serviced? Any ideas on how much it would cost? I was told it'll be around $300 just for the module.
I just wanted to thank you for the post, it work for my 2006 Nissan Altima that I bought for my wife. I don't now how much it cost to bring the car to the dealer but you sure save me lots of money. Thank you again.....
Hi, thanks msubullyfan I used your method to reset airbag light in my 01 skyline. My code was B1166 which is LH curtain airbag removed left front seat to get at wiring undone and cleaned, back togeather and so far all good.
thanks for the tip
For everyones info, I can confirm that the instructions posted
on 10/23/2006 by MSUBULLYFAN works for a 2005 Nissan
Frontier crew-cab w/ NISMO pkg......and to the poster
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! This worked first time, exactly
"as advertised"!! :-)
I have a feeling I'm going to love this site!! :-)
Tons of great info!! :-)
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