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Old 12-15-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Attention URGENT Airbag Module Question

I'm going out of town and I'd like to leave with the airbags working. Here's the problem:

I got a brand new airbag set and clockspring/module for my 1997 SL1

I disconnected the battery, hooked everything up and gave it a go. The airbag light instantly comes on and stays on, no 7 blinks or anything. I noticed where I plug in the module it doesn't seem to be fitting in flush. I pushed harder but nothing, I don't know if it takes some strength to get it to do the final "click in" and don't want to just do it (wrongly) and risk damaging something.

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sorry about the quality, I had to use the cell phone camera and really sneak it in there to get a good view since my digital camera is packed away. Also, the big clip that goes over it all is out so you can see it. And the top of the photo is towards the front of the car.

***If it's of any importance I drove around without any airbags and module for a while. Also, if another connection (say drivers airbag) was bad would it blink 7 times and stay on or just go on solid?***

Anyone have an idea? I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: URGENT Airbag Module Question

my advice is to work with the connector more. saturns have this thing that if the connector you are working with is not completely pushed in and set on the retaining clip, there is no connection between the two. try to get it on there. make sure that both the male and female ends will match up well.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: URGENT Airbag Module Question

This brings up another point, it was hard to get the retaining clip all the way in, leading me to further speculate this'll take a great act of muscle power.

And yeah, I've noticed by the countless times I've had something come loose suddenly as I was trying to pull it apart with all my strength. Somehow those connections are all placed where you'll bang your hand on some random exposed screw or hard surface once it does come loose.
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #4
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Anyone else? The clock is ticking...
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