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Airbag warning light lit?


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I heard about this problem when I was researching the car to buy and the dealer mentioned that it used to do it but they had it fixed. 8 months later, and today I get in my car and the light comes on. To my understanding it has something to with some of the wiring or connections in a seatbelt relay sensor. Does anyone have a clue what the cost is to fix something like this?

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You need to put a Porsche or Durametric tester on the car and find out where (exactly) fault is. If it is in a seat belt buckle (about MSRP $90) that is a fairly easy fix and relatively inexpensive fix.

If it is a control module (trigger) then it will cost more (about MSRP $650).

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Does that 90 include labor from a dealer? Is this something I should get done right away? I've also heard but never confirmed that if the light is on that means the airbag isn't going to operate. Is that true?

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The prices I quoted are List prices for parts only.

Many independent shops charge much less than dealers.

Yes, the airbag is likely working. But if it is the control trigger then perhaps not. That is why it is best to find a shop of diagnostic tool like Durametric software, a Porsche PST2, or Porsche PIWIS tester. At least then you will know where the problem is.

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Does that 90 include labor from a dealer? Is this something I should get done right away? I've also heard but never confirmed that if the light is on that means the airbag isn't going to operate. Is that true?

You might want to invest in a Durmetric Tool. If you plan to do any DIY projests (airbag is a very doeable project) it is worth every penny. I replace my passenger side seat belt buickle and contacts on my 98 not to long ago.

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