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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:50 PM
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'95 LWB airbag light

For a friend: What would cause the airbag light to trigger? Obvious culprit is the brake interlock switch that has been rigged -- could that trigger the airbag light? Are there obvious culprits?

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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Hidden rust in the upper firewall or windscreen area allowing water to get into things behind the dash?

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For a friend: What would cause the airbag light to trigger?

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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:44 PM
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Extremely common problem on the 95's. Problem somewhere in the harness thats usually not worth tracing down.
Not sure if the interlock switch would do it but easy place to start.
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Problem is that it won't pass inspection with the light on.
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pull the srs fuse ?
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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:18 PM
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It's usually the SRS wiring harness. I had to do mine at ~60K miles back in '00. I think it was either $1200 or $2500...can't remember...just that it was expensive...at LR Houston. I'm sure there must be a way to get rid of the light itself. I think if you pull the fuse the light would come on rather than turn off.
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Only way to put the light out is remove the bulb. A fuse or disconect is not simple.

The darn testing harness is hard to locate on a 95 RRC as well. Steering wheel coil? Are the horn and cruise switches working well?
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I'll check pendy, thanks. Does the harness develop a bad ground or what?
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Old September 9th, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Just a low battery can set the light. Have to get it reset and check codes to fix. If they even want to fix it. The system does not reset itself very well if problem is corrected.
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Pendy,
SRS light recently came on in my '96 4.0 RR (@250K). Truck cranks slowly (and has for over a year) but always starts. Initially I thought the battery was going bad so replaced it. No change. Could this be the (original) starter? Could this condition have triggered the SRS? Cruise buttons (or cruise control that is) haven't worked for a long time...........
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Low battery causes 75-90% of SRS lights in my (formerly dealer) experience.
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Cruise buttons (or cruise control that is) haven't worked for a long time...........
The buttons on the steering wheel on P38s will start to quit working as the cartridge goes out. A lot of times you'll hear a cracking noise when you turn the wheel as well. The one in my Holland & Holland has done it since about 75K miles (has 127K now). All of my buttons still work but I can hear it. When I inquired about it they told me it is very expensive to replace - no idea how much "very" expensive is.

Have you checked the leads for your battery to be sure everything is very clean? You may just have a bad connection if it wasn't just a flat battery.
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Good point Kevin. I'll check the leads.
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