Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
1978 Pontiac GP Brake Boo...
Last Post: jcdkool
04-13-2017 11:55 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 769
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix G...
Last Post: jcdkool
02-23-2017 10:11 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 855
High idle on 2003 Malibu
Last Post: bogieb
01-17-2017 08:10 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 883
4-way flashers, "recall" ...
Last Post: F100Lady2
03-02-2016 01:10 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1812
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix H...
Last Post: jcdkool
12-30-2015 01:40 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 7437

Post Reply 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
air bag light stays on 2002 dodge ram truck
Author Message
krazykat008 Offline
Junior Member

Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2005
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
air bag light stays on 2002 dodge ram truck
The air bag light comes on while driving and will not go off. We have a dodge ram 1500 4x4 truck,5.9l engine , auto trans. The truck has not been in a wreck or had anything hit it to make the light come on. We need to find out where the sensor is located and any reason it stays on. Someone suggested that we unplug the sensor to reset it but we cant find it. Any help will be appreciated.
12-28-2005 01:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
DanD Offline

Posts: 230
Joined: Jan 2005
Reputation: 0
Post: #2
It may have something to do with the clock spring in the steering column. There is a service bulletin out on it, reference number 08-010-01 issued May 2001. The bulletin says that the spring may become cracked, broken or contaminated and cause an intermittent connection. I maybe wrong on this but I believe there was a recall. (here in Canada anyway.)
So it wouldn’t hurt to call the dealership, have the truck serial number ready and ask if there are any outstanding recalls or campaigns.
If you need to have this fixed on your own you should start be having the air bag systems controller scanned for codes. That will at least give you a direction to start looking, because there is a lot more things then just one sensor; like what you’re asking for that would set the light on.
One last thing if you are going to start poking around in the system yourself. I would get a service manual, read and understand all of the precautions. It doesn’t take anything to set off an air bag, if you happen to touch the wrong thing at the wrong time and didn’t disarm it properly.
Here’s an exploded view of a steering column and the clock spring.

[Image: clock.jpg]

[Image: canadaflag-waving.gif]
12-28-2005 06:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Post: #3
Dan.... This info is very helpful! Thank you so much!!
12-28-2005 07:25 PM
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Forum Jump:

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)