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The log report shows code 21 Airbag B05 and lists that part number. I am unsure if that means the sensor is simply reading a fault from an unidentified input or if it is that part. I can’t much much information on code 21. The local shop told me I needed a new airbag, but how can they tell? I had the signal stock changed a while ago and the the car back in for the steering squeaking. I am wondering if it is possibly a loose or damaged connection, the clock spring, control sensor or the actual bag. I don’t want to randomly start changing parts. I cleared the fault once and it didn’t come back for about 1k miles.
Using the Durametric tool I have code B05 Drivers Circuit calling for part 996 618 219 01. Does this indicate I need to change the sensor or should I be looking at something else? The car is an 02 C2.
Agreed! I am hoping something went wrong during the install. I will do the next one myself. The part may be poorly designed, but it really can’t be this bad I hope.
I replaced the combination switch on my 02 996 about 3,000 miles ago. I realize this is a common replacement item, but 3,000 miles is not what I would consider a reasonable timeframe to replace it again. Is this consistent with other's experience? If the life expectancy is that short I am hesitant to bother fixing it again. The first time it was replaced, it was done at a reputable independent shop.