question re air bag warning light


Asked by Dec 23, 2016 at 01:54 PM about the 2012 Honda Civic DX

Question type: General

Today I put a shiny paper bag on the passenger seat and the "side air bag
off" warning light came on. This bag weighed almost nothing, what

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Almost nothing! That's what floored me. It was a decorative gift bag for Christmas gifts and weighed a couple ounces. Is there some way the reflective brightness of the bag could activate some kind of sensor?


Wow--that's what I thought...but I swear the light came on my dash when the EMPTY bag was placed on the seat...fascinating!

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