I went through the process of switching out the OEM shifter with an OEM short shifter. Of course this required removing the center console to get the old shifter. To remove the center console, I removed the connector that is attached under the front center console. Put the short shifter in. Before putting the center console back in, my friend took it for a spin around the neighborhood to make sure no adjustments were needed. Felt great. Put all the parts back together then the wife took it for a drive. In both cases no one noticed the airbag light on at that time. The following day, I took for a short drive to see how it felt. That's when I noticed the airbag light on in the console.
Can anyone verify that some of the wiring running through the center console controls the airbag. I'm thinking if that's true, I might need to take the center console off again and verify all wires are connected. If not then I need to look somewhere else, but where?