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greenrs

Right hand drive, airbags and belts

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So only managed to see a black square of tape expertly placed over the Airbag light (ON all the time), only because of driving it in the sun with the top down. Been concentrating on other parts of the car.

Any-who, that has lead to seeing that the Seatbelt light doesn't appear at all, and closely related, the horn didn't have a fuse in it at all.

 

So this has brought up a question, the Codes reported, the electrical drawings (Bentley), ....while they say "passenger" or "driver" side, does this in fact relate to the left and right side of the car when it is the probably more common "left-hand drive"?

Code 30 Ignition Circuit, side airbag passenger................is that actually the right side?

This will not reset with the Durametric. I looked at the airbag connector in the left door, but now I am thinking it may actually relate to the other side of the car, i.e. LHD passenger

 

Interestingly, the Airbag module wiring, Passenger Side Belt Lock, that wire is cut at the plug and a grafted in wire (plug connected) heads off under the dash somewhere (yet to be traced).

So that Br/Bl wire say passenger, but maybe it relates to the right hand side of the car, in this case the drivers seat.

BTW, the left seat, (passenger), does not have a wire at the buckle, but I think maybe the RHD ROW, or Australian RHD cars didn't have that anyway. Or has been replaced with the wrong buckle.

 

So maybe the Airbag light was covered to avoid looking for a fault, might be a plug.

Could it be related to the seat-belt buckle, again patched to avoid fixing it properly? The light doesn't even go with the self-test, so could be a bulb.

I have read that the seat belt buckle may not be included in the Airbag ignition circuit for this region.

 

Horn didn't have a fuse in it. Relay operates with the horn pad, but no horns, so maybe bad horns.

The fuse may also have been removed if it had that bad horn pad issue and going off on its own.

 

 

 

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If the additional grounds have already been done then it comes back to the seat belt buckle. If the TSB has not been done - then it should be. PM me if you need instructions.

Some have cleaned the belt contacts and gotten a couple more years out of them but eventually, they will wear out and need replacement.

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Thanks Loren,

I would probably bet a dollar that the buckle has not been done, and maybe the light has been removed because of the fault, that it doesn't go out.

So I am not sure still whether that is the real cause of the Code 30, as the buckles seem to throw different numbers, though it might be an AUS model thing.

It is possible that with fixing the seat-belt buckle, fixing the possible bag frame in the wheel, and making sure the other airbag connections are secure, it all might just come good.

 

Slowly working through all the jobs and fixes needed on this car.

 

 

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On RoW RHD cars the seat belt buckles are NOT connected to the airbag module, they are only connected to the instrument cluster.  There are separate wiring diagrams for RHD and LHD airbag modules.

When PIWIS says "driver's side" on a RHD car, it means driver's (RH) side.

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