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.