Air bag light is on, what should or what can I do to find out prblem?


Asked by Oct 25, 2014 at 07:54 PM about the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Air bag light is on, disconnected negative bat cable waited 5 minutes reconnect cable, turn ignition switch to on & still stays lit. I checked the two fuses at fuse box & they are good. Anybody got any ideas.

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You need to have the air bag system codes pulled to find out the problem. The clock spring unit is the most common failure.

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Ditto what tennisshoes said. Also check the plugs under the front seats. They can come unplugged or a wire can get pinched or broken.

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Does the battery need to be disconnected to check plugs? And Can I pull up codes or is that a dealer item?


No battery does not need to be disconnected. Just do not have the key on. Autozone can scan the codes for free.


Autozone in my area can't do a Jeep Air bag with their equipment, so good luck finding someone with Jeep protocol for SLS.

turn key on and off 3x and codes will flash on. write them down and check online.

My mechanic says there is an electrical short in the seat belt buckle causing the air bag light to go on. Will that stop the air bag from deploying in an accident?



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