DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
The resistor trick is to fool the Airbag ECU. Sometimes members replace their original seats with variants that have no airbags, if the original seats had airbags the ECU will complain, hence the resistor.
Your drivers side plug looks like it has a resistor fitted so, either the seat(s) have been replaced for non-airbag type...unlikely as I'm sure you'd have noticed, or the airbag has developed a fault and the previous owner has fitted the resistor in an attempt to put the warning light out.
The passenger side one is a bit of a mess isn't it? The connectors can be dodgy, some have removed them and hard wired the cables but those just look twisted together, wouldn't be surprised if that's the cause of your intermittent warning light.
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