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Old 01-26-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default Fat person = airbag light?

Last night I picked up a friend to give him a ride. Before I got to his house I know for a fact that the airbag light wasent on since it was night time. Once he got in and I started up the car, the airbag light didnt shut off. When I got back home, I shut off the car and turned it back on and the light was off. Can a 300+/- lb person cause this?
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:53 AM   #2
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....d00000000d...ya talkin about the 'ON' next to the clock????

if so...all is well young n00blette....that just means that the passenger side airbag is active and that the sensor knows there is someone over 100 pounds in that seat.

if the 'OFF' is illuminated when nobody is in the seat that means that the airbag is inactive---won't pop if ya smash up.

kinda smart that way...NO????
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:54 AM   #3
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lol..
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:35 AM   #4
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Are you talking about the airbag light on the instrument panel or the airbag light on the clock thing?
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:55 AM   #5
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your fine dude. the airbag is on and active when it senses enough weight on the passenger seat. like Uncle Scotty said, its so the passenger airbag doesnt go off for no reason if you get in an accident
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:00 AM   #6
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I would have wondered about that also if it happened to me lol
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:44 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot man! You give me a ride and then make fun of me? I thought we were friends! I'm so upset, I'm gonna go eat some donuts.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #8
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But... where is the fuel filter at on an STi?
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:09 AM   #9
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well I'm being serious. AND NO its not the airbag ON light. It was the actual "AIRBAG" light on the instrument panel. I aint really going to worry about it since its off now but it was just on my mind.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:35 AM   #10
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I wouldnt worry, mine did that every once in a while. My friends 06 does it as well. And no, I dont think it has anything to do with the weight of the person sitting in the seat
Although I would like to have it checked out, it usually turns itself off the next time that I turn the car back on...
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:17 PM   #11
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...well...mighta just been cold...
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:18 PM   #12
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yeah When its cold outside, a lot of strange things happen with sensors and stuff.

i had someone come onto my service drive where his airbag light was on. turned out that he had an umbrella under his seat hitting the connector.

another guy had a heavy box on his seat and he drove x-country... took out the box and his light was on...
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:25 PM   #13
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well I'm being serious. AND NO its not the airbag ON light. It was the actual "AIRBAG" light on the instrument panel. I aint really going to worry about it since its off now but it was just on my mind.
same exact thing happened to me. Just check the wiring harness under the passenger seat and make sure its still tightly plugged.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:50 PM   #14
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Am I the only one amazed by having sensors in the passenger seat for the airbag? I think that's awesome. This is of course coming from a guy that is currently driving an '86 RX-7.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:53 PM   #15
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....d00000000d...ya talkin about the 'ON' next to the clock????

if so...all is well young n00blette....that just means that the passenger side airbag is active and that the sensor knows there is someone over 100 pounds in that seat.

if the 'OFF' is illuminated when nobody is in the seat that means that the airbag is inactive---won't pop if ya smash up.

kinda smart that way...NO????
do you have to be 100 lbs or over to activate the sensor?
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:51 PM   #16
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apparently the 06s have some sort of issue with the airbag warning light lighting up on the main console (not beside the clock) I was reading another club forum and someone mentioned it had happened to them (they primed the fuel pump at acc2 before cranking the engine) the light came on, stayed on until he shut it down and restarted the engine. He has reported it to his dealer, who supposedly has already documented this and has already shipped an entire car back to FHI in japan for inspection. The dealer has mentioned that many 06 owners have been reporting this. This location was in Ontario, canada, you guys in the states can probably do something similar by reporting it to SoA through yoru dealers.

Take that with a grain of salt, but I would see who else it's happening to and start reporting it to service to get it documented.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #17
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I had this happen to me awhile back. I didn't think anything of it. All I did was restart the car and the light went away. Hopefully it doesn't mean anything major.
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