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Sep
25

How do i get my airbag light on my 2000 chevy to turn off?

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I took apart the steering from the steering box while changing the Pittman arm and accidentally the steering wheel got turned unfortunately. Now my airbag light is on and i don’t know how to turn it off. Do i have to take the steering wheel off to reconnect something, is there a way to reset the light, or do i have to take it to a mechanic who specializes with airbags. .

You accidentally broke the clockspring and it will need to be replaced.
The clockspring is a ribbon wire that is coiled up inside the steering column. This component is the subject of many discussions on these threads. Many times the steering wheel or column is disconnected and then rotated beyond the center position it is required to be in. This will cause the clockspring wire to break. The clockspring delivers current to all of the systems above it… the airbag, cruise control and horn. When it fails (and they do a lot) the wire breaks leaving one or all of the circuits open and inoperative. This will cause the airbag light to come on and shut down the airbag system. As long as that light is on, the airbags will NOT deploy, even in an accident. Sometimes it’s intermittent as the wire begins to break. Once it breaks completely, the ‘airbag’ light will illuminate.

  1. joemong Said,

    you gonna need scan tool to find out what code it is and what sensor is bad or computer or wiring problem.good luck.
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  2. wildmanny2 Said,

    You might look into the workings of the clockspring.It’s the wind up electrical contact under the steering wheel.When turned too far they break.It usually controls the horn too.
    References :

  3. D G Said,

    You accidentally broke the clockspring and it will need to be replaced.
    The clockspring is a ribbon wire that is coiled up inside the steering column. This component is the subject of many discussions on these threads. Many times the steering wheel or column is disconnected and then rotated beyond the center position it is required to be in. This will cause the clockspring wire to break. The clockspring delivers current to all of the systems above it… the airbag, cruise control and horn. When it fails (and they do a lot) the wire breaks leaving one or all of the circuits open and inoperative. This will cause the airbag light to come on and shut down the airbag system. As long as that light is on, the airbags will NOT deploy, even in an accident. Sometimes it’s intermittent as the wire begins to break. Once it breaks completely, the ‘airbag’ light will illuminate.
    References :
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/docs/Clockspring.pdf
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/resources.aspx

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