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Refixing Passenger Airbag Panel on Dash

Hi guys,

Noticed on the car Ive just bought that the passeneger airbag panel is loose, the airbag light is also on, but Im hoping that will be something simple like the seat wiring etc

What's your advise on refixing this? PLEASE dont tell me it needs a new dash!!
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haha. i just did my airbag cover today. so your in luck.
the airbag cover is held flat by two little white plug thingys. easy enough to see when you take the cover off. obviously you can only use them once as they break very easily to enable the airbag to fire.
i got mine from the dealers for 5 today and it took all of 30 seconds to clip them in and push the cover back on.
as for your airbag light. it could be a number of things. cable under the passenger seat is one. it could also be the airbag ecu. mine has gone. trust me it is a commen problem. i have had it on both 156s i have had now. 200 from the dealer or 50 second hand. (just make sure you get the right one.
the only defo way to find out is to get it on an examiner and that will tell you exactly what the problem is. 30.

the airbag cover is probably loose because the previous owner lifted it to see why the light was on.
(i take it your on about the passenger side)

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cheers mate, yes passenger side.

I'll get down the stealers and get some more clips, cheers. The guy who sold me the car had the light reset when he MOTed it today, the fault code was the drivers airbag suposedly. The light has stayed out so far so fingers crossed, although there is an odd noise when you turn the steering wheel, like a broken bit of metal or sbroken spring is stuck in there?

well chuffed with the car though, ive wanted one of these for years!
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Oh yeah dis connect the battery while changing the plugs. you dont want that thing going off in your face.
I never did it. but then im stupid.
oh and i hope you enjoy your new car. there bloody gorgeous.
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Oh yeah dis connect the battery while changing the plugs. you dont want that thing going off in your face.
I never did it. but then im stupid.
oh and i hope you enjoy your new car. there bloody gorgeous.
!!!another warning !!!!! see some clips on Youtube about Airbag accidents !
when the bags deploy the temperature inside the bag goes up to 400 degrees centigrade and will cause severe burning !
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Do I need to disconnect the battery to put the passenger panel back on???
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cheers mate, yes passenger side.

I'll get down the stealers and get some more clips, cheers. The guy who sold me the car had the light reset when he MOTed it today, the fault code was the drivers airbag suposedly. The light has stayed out so far so fingers crossed, although there is an odd noise when you turn the steering wheel, like a broken bit of metal or sbroken spring is stuck in there?

well chuffed with the car though, ive wanted one of these for years!
Is having the Airbag light on a MOT failure?
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Is having the Airbag light on a MOT failure?
it shouldnt be, had mine on when i had my MOT and they didnt even mention it and they are very picky at the place i go!!
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Is having the Airbag light on a MOT failure?

Think the air bag light isn't but the abs light is.
 
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Do I need to disconnect the battery to put the passenger panel back on???
Nah, but you may not wish to chance it.
 
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cool, cheers guys.
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