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Recently changed steering wheel, now airbag light


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#1 edrach

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:53 AM

Changed the steering wheel on my '97 Impreza with a newer one from an RS. Made sure to use the original airbag unit. I'm not sure that light wasn't on before the switch (scan gauge in the way so I didn't see this right away). Is there a reset on the airbag light since I had to remove the positive cable from the battery before I made the change?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:08 AM

the air bag connector has a lock on it. it must click or you get a light.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:38 AM

Any chance you broke the clockspring? Does turn signals and horn still work?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:27 PM

Cruise and horn and airbag tie into clockspring, not so much turn signals.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:47 PM

Any chance you broke the clockspring? Does turn signals and horn still work?

Turn signals and horn still work.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:48 PM

Cruise and horn and airbag tie into clockspring, not so much turn signals.

Cruise never worked from day one when I bought the car 6 years ago. Horn still works.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:36 AM

airbag codes on Subarus go out once the issue is resolved, no reset needed. i've repaired a wrecked 97 Impreza OBS and that is the case on that vehicle.

simple solution is to read the air bag code. i've done it on a 97 impreza and while i can't recall how from memory, it was easy and quick. probably grounding the right pin so it'll flash the code (like the ABS if you've ever done that).

you don't know if the light was ever on before? car ever wrecked?

good luck and feel free to PM me if i miss the follow up's here Ed, i've repaired a few wrecked/air bag blown Subarus. just don't ask me how to unclip those crazy honkin air bag connectors! :lol: those things are terrible. :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:45 AM

I would take the airbag back out and make sure everything clicks. It has to be something simple. Do you think you could have gotten a defective part?

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:04 AM

airbag codes on Subarus go out once the issue is resolved, no reset needed. i've repaired a wrecked 97 Impreza OBS and that is the case on that vehicle.

simple solution is to read the air bag code. i've done it on a 97 impreza and while i can't recall how from memory, it was easy and quick. probably grounding the right pin so it'll flash the code (like the ABS if you've ever done that).

you don't know if the light was ever on before? car ever wrecked?

good luck and feel free to PM me if i miss the follow up's here Ed, i've repaired a few wrecked/air bag blown Subarus. just don't ask me how to unclip those crazy honkin air bag connectors! :lol: those things are terrible. :rolleyes:

I have a scan gauge II but it doesn't show any airbag code.

Yes, the connectors are a real pain.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:05 AM

I would take the airbag back out and make sure everything clicks. It has to be something simple. Do you think you could have gotten a defective part?

Only thing I replace was the steering wheel. I used the same airbag as was on the original steering wheel. I'll be looking at things again this weekend.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

I have a scan gauge II but it doesn't show any airbag code.

Yes, the connectors are a real pain.

i've never used a scan gauge for air bag codes, i've just made the airbag light flash the code for me. i'd give that procedure a try and see if it gives you a code.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:35 AM

might not want to try this but here's some info on pulling it yourself:

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=99872

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

the air bag connector has a lock on it. it must click or you get a light.


+1 the old turbo swapped '97 Outback I had, had a broken clock spring I had to replaced... gotta make sure it clicks hard...




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