Air bag light lit

flagal
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Asked by flagal Sep 30, 2013 at 09:33 AM about the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LSE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can it fix this or do I need to go to a dealership.

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DavidH25
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Air bags are dangerous safety devices (is that an oxymoron?) that are NOT to be taken lightly and fooled around with unless you are a trained professional ...the Air Bags run a self diagnostic everytime you start your car, and if the light remains on a fault has been detected in the system. You need a dealer, or if you choose an independent shop demand to see a certificate that the mechanic/technician has been trained in Air Bag systems before signing a work order.

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tommcmanis
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The sir system is designed to set the light after a certain amount of run cycles, usually 5-10 years, or if a fault detected in the system,any thing from a poor connection. On some cars a simple dead battery can set the light a shop w an advanced scanner, snap on modis or equivalent should resolve the issue

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tennisshoes
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Right David, not something that should be messed with, I saw a guy get his nose broke cause he had not followed procedures on a system and it deployed, and after that he lost is job.

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tommcmanis
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No bs I worked at a chrysler dealer ship and had a steering wheel recall I had a bag deploy in my face while walking across the shop floor

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flagal
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Thanks, wasn't sure if it could be a simple fix or not, mom was quted $800-1000 for diagnostic and fix.

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