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flashing passenger airbag light

Hi everyone I appologise for starting yet another airbag warning light thred here as there are already thousands on here. However I am still a little unsure so am starting this to hopefully get the answers I'm looking for.

I have a '06 GT 3.2 (awesome car btw) and when ignition is in the 'MAR' position both airbag lights illuminate (along with ABS, power steering etc) then go out after a few seconds exactly as they should. Imediatelly afterwards the passenger airbag light (amber one) flashes repeatedly a few times then goes out. It does not come on while driving and the 'key' switch at the very end of the dash is set to airbag on - normal use with passenger airbag activated (no child seat)

The manual is a bit vague but there is a paragraph saying that this WOULD indicate a fault in the system!!?? (yet the red main airbag light is working fine!!??)

This is my first Alfa but I have never seen anything like this on any other car including Fiat - what I mean is airbag warning lights (along with ABS oil, etc) come on with ingnition then go out, thats it.

So the question is - is the flashing Amber passenger airbag light just a unique Alfa trate and does everyone else experience the same sequence on start up or is there a genuine fault somewhere in the system???
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Yep, this is how it works, nothing wrong with it.
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As said, that's just the airbag system / ECU going through its boot / load cycle and simply indicates that the system is checking the status of the passenger airbag and as the light does out shows it has determined that the airbag is active - if the light stayed on it would indicate that the airbag is inactive / disabled.

Just remember the lights on your dash work on a basic RAG (red amber green) system, green lights are purely for information, amber lights are take notice / may require action and red lights mean action is needed.

So only worry if you've got a red light - red airbag light means airbags won't work.

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Thanks guys you have put my mind at ease. It does beg the question why is it in the manual?? Oh well nevermind, thanks again
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If you look at the picture that is flashing I see it as a warning to not put a child seat in as the airbag is activated. When I first got my GT it confused me at first but if the airbag is disabled it doesn't do its flashing sequence.
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