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Old 05-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #51
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i boght a salvage wrx 2005 i swap the passenger seat then air bag light come on.. can someone help me please...
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #52
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Just check the yellow connectors under your seats. Grab each one and smoosh the two sides of the connectors toward each other on the passenger and driver's seats and I'm placing 2:1 odds the light will go off and you will mentally thank someone from VA Beach with the username Unabomber.

Oh and this should go in the Electrical Forum...
Score one more for Unabomber.

My fatass father sat in the seat and i bet he jargoned something. Pushed the two yellow connectors together on the passenger side and it's gone.

Last time he gets in the car...
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #53
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Cool thanks Unabomber

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Score one more for Unabomber.

My fatass father sat in the seat and i bet he jargoned something. Pushed the two yellow connectors together on the passenger side and it's gone.

Last time he gets in the car...
Same issue with my 04 STI although in my case it was the wife. Thanks Unabomber!
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:08 PM   #54
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Question for the guys that did this, are you disconnecting your battery first before you do this ?

I always disconnect battery when working with any of the seatbelt/airbag/anything electrical stuff. Just curious if thats step #1 still for this fix.

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #55
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I only had the key removed from ignition, but disconnecting the battery is the safest manner to mess with anything electrical
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #56
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Yellow connector smoosh together worked for me too! Thanks Unabomber!
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:31 PM   #57
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i suppose for a 2011 i need the dealer to reset it? i took the seats out to install some audio stuff, i removed the air bag fuse, but didnt disconnect the battery. (stupid, i know). now the air bag light is on.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:13 AM   #58
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Why dont you put the fuse back in ..If the fuse is removed your light will be on.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:49 AM   #59
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Why dont you put the fuse back in ..If the fuse is removed your light will be on.
The fuse is back in.

Pulled fuse
Removed seats and did needed work
Reinstalled fuse
Started car and light was on
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #60
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Are all the SRS plugs on the seats re-connected ? Try the trick in this thread..

It should clear the light automatically.

You are referring to the airbag light on the gauge cluster right the red one ?
Make sure Fuse 6 & 11 are in and the fuses are not blown.

Other than that the srs system should see all the plugs connected and clear it on its own...If you have to take it to dealer have them check the codes/clear the codes. If all the codes return right away or you get DTC 25 and 61 than you have an open connection somewhere.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #61
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Thanks Unabomber! Pushing in the connecters under the seats worked for me as well!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #62
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Are all the SRS plugs on the seats re-connected ? Try the trick in this thread..

It should clear the light automatically.

You are referring to the airbag light on the gauge cluster right the red one ?
Make sure Fuse 6 & 11 are in and the fuses are not blown.

Other than that the srs system should see all the plugs connected and clear it on its own...If you have to take it to dealer have them check the codes/clear the codes. If all the codes return right away or you get DTC 25 and 61 than you have an open connection somewhere.
actually one of the connectors wasnt seated all the way.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:01 AM   #63
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My '06 Tribeca just got this problem an hour or so ago. Where under the seats might these connectors be? I can't seem to locate anything.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:07 AM   #64
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I can't believe I just stumbled across this thread....very happy now.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:18 AM   #65
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04 STi, looked under the passenger seat, dissconnected and reconneted the airbag seat connector (also cleaned up the electrical grease in it a little) and bam, no more airbag light. I'm guessing it's a common issue after a few years... With the passenger seat being moved back and forth so much over time, I'm sure the connector gets a tiny bit of wear and tear from all the back and forth movement.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:00 PM   #66
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Does anyone have pics of these connectors so I know what I am looking for?
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #67
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Got the same issue on a Forester 2006 XT.
Installed seats from my WRX that I know is working but still have the airbag light on. All connectors are connected, everything should be good, but no luck on the light.

Anyone knows how to read the codes without having to go to the dealership and pay a s#!t-load of money for them to tell me "your seats are changed and we need at least an hour per code we read"?

Desperately need to figure out how to reset the airbag and see what codes it throws after a reset, now that I fixed the connectors.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #68
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Got to bump this thread. My Airbag light came on yesterday after hitting a hard bump on the off ramp of a highway (car is lowered on stock struts/RCE Yellow springs) and immediately my airbage light came on.

I'm quite privy to airbag/SRS systems as my brother (electrical engineer) researched them years back to retrofit a steering wheel in a car (project).

Anywho, after running my scan tool and forgetting to remind myself that " my generic $100 scan tool is not able to check for chassis codes" and came to the conclusion that " I got to take it my friend with the $4,000 Snap-On diagnostic computer later this week"....I figured I would research the likelyhood that it is a simple fix.

Boy was I glad I found this thread! Turned out to be the driver side SRS plug under the seat. Both passenger and driver side plugs made a faint "click" as I compressed them back together. Funny enough I realized my CD cases had slid under both seats and more than likely have been ramming the plugs on and off for the last month or two during stop-and-go around town.

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Old 12-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #69
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Just bought my '04 WRX STI, and the sammee thing was happening, realized that it was when I was moving my seat, I zip tied the line to the seat and I'm goood!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #70
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I'm going to try this today, I installed a wideband onto my stearing column, as I was putting the the column back on I hit a something and a beep came out of no where, my dash went blank for a couple of seconds and than went back to normal. After completing the installation and driving the car for 5 mintues or so, the driver red airbag light of death came on and the passenger light came on as well. I mean I did move both seats around that day and my daughter does throw her toys under the passenger seat alot so hopefully these yellow connectors is the issue and i didnt fry anything. If anyone might know of anything different please let me know?

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #71
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Didn't work, I'm going to continue to look on the forum to see if I can I find the solution. If any one can help I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #72
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Score one more for Unabomber.
If you get codes 41 and 42 on either a Forester or Impreza this would point to the yellow electrical connectors under the front seats of these cars(one code for each seat) there is a fix from Subaru, I can't remember but I think its a service bulletin, telling you to remove the wires out of the connectors and solder the terminals on to the wires then refit them back into new connectors, which should be supplied in a kit from Subaru. The kit costs about $20 or so from any Subaru parts store.Hope this helps out and is not to confusing?? When the airbag does its self check the light will go out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:35 PM   #73
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Ok check it. I have an 05 I hooked up a coblat ss set of fog lights up. Upon hooking up the 3rd prong of the switch a pop occured. I unplugged the cords with the quickness. Checked the switch and it was good. So I plugged it back up and turned the car on. My guages no longer work on my pillar pod. The power cord was ran on the red wire of the small plug in the fuse pannel. Now I have no heater lights, after market gauges and my air bag light is on. Has anyone had this issue?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #74
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Ok, so I have check the Codes and i get 42,41 so what i did to try and troubleshoot is I took apart the drivers seat connector and plugged each wire into airbag side of the connector so i know that it was making up. and still air bag light, did check on airbag still showing 42,41. So i went out and bought 3 10ohm 1/2 watt resistors and made them parallel to make the 3 ohm resistor and plug in to wires and same thing. I still the airbag light on HELP ME the devil red light
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #75
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so I have used VOM and my resistors are showing 4.2ohms while plugged in.
once i check my airbag it is showing .1 ohms on both sides can someone else please check there airbag and tell me what you are getting. I am using 20 setting not the 200 of 20k on the VOM. but once I plugged in both resistors i still get the airbag light. Im lost HELP
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