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Code 29- Airbag Light, drivers side airbag

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I have been getting a code 29 and airbag warning light, described as; drivers side airbag ignition circuit on my 2003, 996 Convertible 911.

I've looked through all the posts but was not able to find anything on this particular fault.

Has anyone had this or know of any problem areas that would cause this fault?

Thanks in advance for any info....



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Thanks for all the input.  I've noticed that when I erase the code it comes back when the drivers door is jarred.  I'm thinking possible loose or corroded connection.  Since I do not want to fire the airbag I will probably research an indy or the "give me all your money" Porsche dealer for a fix. 

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Well, that's good.  The reason I posted the link was that sometimes someone, even with a different Porsche car, finds a solution.  I should have just posted "clean your seatbelt holsters" and make sure the wiring for the seatbelts isn't pinched or disconnected.  I recall someone else saying they solved this error code by doing that.


But as you have now stated - the problem comes back when  the drivers door is jarred.  So I think you may be headed in the right direction - loose wire or connector behind the door card.  You can safely work on the drivers side airbag and door card by simply disconnecting the battery and waiting fifteen minutes before doing anything.  Do not re-connect the battery with the side airbag disconnected or it will throw an airbag light that will need to be reset.  Good luck!


If you do decide to take a look for yourself first, here is a good article on 996 door panel removal - http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/76-BODY-Door_Panel_Removal/76-BODY-Door_Panel_Removal.htm

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