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Old 05-06-2012, 06:11 AM
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Are you disconnecting the battery for a couple of days prior to trying these procedures?
When I disconnect the battery for a couple of days it works. When I don't disconnect the battery it doesn't work. I assume the computer must be reset. Is this correct?
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:19 PM
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No, I am not disconnecting the battery.

I would think the dealer reset is the end-all best reset. If it comes back
after they reset it...surely it has to be a true fault. In my case, the word
"Past" with the code is what gives me pause at just replacing parts.

EDIT:

I just now redid the reset, the light went out.
I then disconnected the battery. I will leave it disconnected for what...48 hours??

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Chebosto View Post
airbag reset procedure (taken from my racing seat install thread):


For the Airbag Reseting procedure…You must first change the SRS system to self-diagnosis mode, and then back to user mode to clear the airbag fault you might be getting after unplugging the side-impact seat airbag and driving with the car..


How to Change to Self-Diagnosis Mode:
1. Turn Ignition switch from OFF to ON.
2. Within 1 second after air bag warning lamp is on for 7 seconds and turns off, turn OFF ignition switch
3. After ignition switch is turned off, wait for more than 3 seconds.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 twice. (perform 3 times in total)
5. Turn ignition switch ON again (turn to Diagnosis Mode.)
Turn to USER mode
1. Turn Ignition switch to OFF to ON.
2. Within 1 second after airbag warning lamp is on for 7 seconds and turns off, turn off the ignition switch.
3. After ignition switch is turned OFF, wait for more than 3 seconds.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 twice (perform 3 times in total)
5. Turn ignition switch ON again (Turn to User Mode)

Your Airbag light should no longer flash while driving…
It has been suggested this should be done in conjunction with disconnecting the battery, which I have done but my question is for how long should the battery be disconnected?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:25 PM
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I disconnect for 48 hours.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:43 PM
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Just FYI - After 6 years of swapping airbags, control units and wiring harnesses on my 05 ZR, a Nissan engineer said there was a resistance problem in a wire.

The dealer service team pulled the wire and rerouted directly from the airbag to the control unit.

Too soon to know for sure because that was done in January and the light came back on a few months after every prior repair attempt ... but ... the light has stayed off since then.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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Well I reconnected the battery after 48 hours, then drove for 22 miles and
so far, no light. I'll call the PA dealer to see if they think it wise to have them check it, given the light is out. In all honestly, I expected it to come right back on.
I will drive it around again tomorrow, to see if it comes on...I almost wish it would so I could have it checked for a definitive diagnosis.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Chebosto View Post
airbag reset procedure (taken from my racing seat install thread):


For the Airbag Reseting procedure…You must first change the SRS system to self-diagnosis mode, and then back to user mode to clear the airbag fault you might be getting after unplugging the side-impact seat airbag and driving with the car..


How to Change to Self-Diagnosis Mode:
1. Turn Ignition switch from OFF to ON.
2. Within 1 second after air bag warning lamp is on for 7 seconds and turns off, turn OFF ignition switch
3. After ignition switch is turned off, wait for more than 3 seconds.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 twice. (perform 3 times in total)
5. Turn ignition switch ON again (turn to Diagnosis Mode.)
Turn to USER mode
1. Turn Ignition switch to OFF to ON.
2. Within 1 second after airbag warning lamp is on for 7 seconds and turns off, turn off the ignition switch.
3. After ignition switch is turned OFF, wait for more than 3 seconds.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 twice (perform 3 times in total)
5. Turn ignition switch ON again (Turn to User Mode)

Your Airbag light should no longer flash while driving…
A+++++ for this. Worked for me. Would do business again.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hkman78 View Post
This work for me. I like the fact using the open door beeping sounds as a timer. Brilliant.
Me too...the original post had more details and steps...this worked the 1st time i tried it with the door open.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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Worked for me, comes back on in less than 6 min. Still running stock seats and no accident or steering wheel issues....
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:55 PM
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I did this, light still blinking and now my check engine light came on!
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenica View Post
It has been suggested this should be done in conjunction with disconnecting the battery, which I have done but my question is for how long should the battery be disconnected?
I did it it just now without disconnecting the battery. It worked. Failed on the door open method.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:17 AM
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Bought an '04 350Z with 25K miles in Jan 13. The SRS light started blinking last Thursday night (10Oct13). I have done the light dance suggested here and it worked for a couple of days. Today, 13Oct13 it began blinking again. I am wondering if there is a built-in timer that says 10 years after manufacture the light comes on so you have to take it to a dealer to have it checked. I looked at the manufacture plate and it has 10/03 written which is why I've come up with this theory. Does anyone know? Thanks!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:52 AM
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Hey, thanks so much. Your procedure cleared my flashing light! You are definitely da man!
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Sam405 View Post
Okay this is how I got mine to reset.

1.) First I open my door and use that as a timer.
2.) Turn my car into the on position wait for the airbag light to come on.
3.) Turn key to off position. When the airbag light starts to blink . You will hear the beeping sound from your door being open. Count 10 beeps and follow the same steps as number 2.) For 4 times it should go off.
bought my 350z yesterday, it came to my city via carrier truck ..

when i started it , it started blinking SRS light ... tried the solve u mentioned above and it worked ....my door isn't beeping so had to imagine beeps in my mind .. lol

beep beep beep 10 times means 3 seconds ..

cheerz mate

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Old 04-07-2014, 07:00 AM
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Tried this a few times and it didn't work. Tried it with the door open method and did it the suggested four times instead of three and it has gone off.

Fingers crossed it'll last for a while rather than coming straight back on. - Just need to sort the tire pressure warning light now and it wont feel like I'm driving a Christmas tree anymore

Thanks
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Blooster View Post
[...]talked to Nissan engineer, who knew about TSB on G's for this problem ... There's a connector that gets microscopic oxidation. It has to be rebuilt and sealed. Couldn't find a TSB link to post, but did see lots of airbag issues on G forums.[...]
Here's the TSB for the G35:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/fixurnissan/2012-07-29_014334_sab_recall__first_bulletin_itb10-034a.pdf
I'm gonna try this procedure when the weather's warmer to see if it gets rid of the intermittent issue that's throwing the SRS light on my son's 350Z.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BartmanEH View Post
Here's the TSB for the G35:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/fixurnissan/2012-07-29_014334_sab_recall__first_bulletin_itb10-034a.pdf
I'm gonna try this procedure when the weather's warmer to see if it gets rid of the intermittent issue that's throwing the SRS light on my son's 350Z.
Important note - that did not permanently solve the problem. A few months after that, it happened again. A Nissan engineer visited my dealer examined my car, and determined there was a resistance problem in the way the wiring had been routed. They reran an airbag wire directly and that DID fix the 5-year-intermittent-airbag-light problem permanently.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:04 PM
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I love this place, and here I was thinking it was time for racing seats and a nice steering wheel.

I dont know what I just did but it's off... We will see how long it lasts.

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Old 10-23-2015, 06:32 PM
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A VERY VERY small change in the external resistance of any of the components in the SRS..Will cause a light .....The clock spring seems to be #1 in failure as far as resistance changes...
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