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Passenger seat removed, car started...airbag light on?


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I didn't read posts here until I already had my passenger side seat removed on my 00 Box, yes a dumb thing. The wiring connection of course was seperated already........I just took this seat out and was moving the car back in place in the garage. When I fired it up, I didn't notice at all if the airbag light was on. I still don't know.

After I read about disconnecting the battery, I did so before I took out the drivers side seat. (No one mentions the extra connectors on this side BTW - a slight ***** - but that's another story) Anyway, now that both seats are out I'm wondering if the first "key on" situation with just the passenger side seat removed might have triggered the AB light already and I shouldn't worry about starting it again (to move it to another garage down the street for the winter, using a temp seat) or is there a chance I dodged the bullet and it might not have been triggered after the first seat...and therefore should NOT start it again until I finish redoing the seats. This second option is a two edged sword. I want to get the Boxster stored elsewhere for the winter so I can move my winter car in the garage, but I won't move it again now if there's a chance the AB bag light is still out. Any thoughts? Thanks and sorry for the long post. Mark

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1) the airbag light is more than likely on, so just move the car to where you need it to be

2) buy yourself a Durametric so you can reset it

3) or go to the dealer and pay them to do it

4) or find a friend with a PST, PIWIS, or professional Durametric and have them reset it for you

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The airbag light was triggered because the airbag module could not detect the seat belt receptacle of the removed seat. Airbag faults will retain the code until it is cleared even after the seat is reinstalled. Just wait until you put the seat back in then have someone with a diagnostic tool (Porsche factory tool, or Durametric) clear the fault code for you.

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