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I've recently purchased a 2005 147 tspark and I love it so much I nearly slept on the back seat the first night I had it! As it was second hand I took it for diagnostics test as air bag light came on. The test said that the supply to air bag control unit is low and high resistance in passenger air bag. I have no idea what this means other than he said it might cost 1000 and fail mot!
I wondered if there was any other solutions to this rather than having to spend so much. I know that you can buy kits of the Internet but wondered if anyone had fitted these before!

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I'd take it to an Alfa specialist - a grand!!??

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First thing to do is to look for a small plastic hatch in the wall of the boot. Take the fixing screw out and look behind it. You should see a sort of scotch block connection / plug and socket kindof affair. Check that this is clean and propperly connected. Only worry about it if the light stays on after that.
This was a common problem with the airbag warining light on the 156, which, is basically the same as a 147 but with a different body.
And I agree with 1of1 1k . Find out who your local recommended garage is. You'll be able to find that out in your area loung

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Thanks dudes really appreciate the advise and I understand what you're talking about! I'll have a go Tomorrow in the boot suggestion frank and failing that will did my local specialist!
Will also try and change my profile - will take ***** out as automatically changes to stars! I'm starting to think Im having a techno-fail of a week!
Thanks again guys:-)
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Could also be the airbag connection under the seat. If all else fails, may be a lot cheaper to hunt for a replacement seat with a known good airbag or replace the airbag in the seat. Not long replaced the airbag in my passenger seat - its a pain in the arse job and involves a lot of seat dismantling, but not too complicated. At least its the passenger seat airbag, so car is still drivable even if you take the seat out whilst working on it.
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