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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 5th, 2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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my altimas airbag light is on

so i recently purchased my 1996 nissan altima SE, and it came with the airbag light on, i heard that there is a way to reset the light? i searched around online and couldnt really find anything and figured everyone on here would know?

i came across a site saying to press the door sensor button 7 times and turn the ignition switch on and off a few times, and of course it didnt work.. lol

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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 5th, 2013, 11:38 PM
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If the light is on steady, have the codes read. If the light is 'flashing' at all same timed intervals, then it is in "present diagnostic mode." There was a TSB on this issue; fix was to replace the "diagnostic sensor and control unit assembly." Sometimes you can get it to stop with the "door lamp switch method." Here's a You Tube vid on the procedure:

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post #3 of 3 Old Jan 6th, 2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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its blinking, and whats a TSB? and would replacing the "diagnostic sensor and control unit assembly" cost much? i cant find it anywhere online when i search? and i tried that door lamp switch method on youtube, and didnt work, i may have been impatient and didnt do it correctly, ill try again
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