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Air bag light on

Hi my last thing to do before we get our new to us 99 spider ready for an mot,since we got the car the air bag light is on,is this a garage job to get done or something I can do,cheers for help.
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Check the wiring under the drivers seat. This is a common problem.
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The airbag light then needs to get reset with Multiecuscan (or similar) software. The airbag light will come back on if the wiring (passenger or driver) seat is not fixed. Best to adjust seat when the key is not in the car.
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The other thing with these is that the pre-tensioner attached to the stalk can fail and you'll get the light on.

IF this is the case on the code reader, the drivers side is actually the passengers side and vice versa. Alfa did not swap the wiring for RHD cars and as such remains as if it's reading it as a LHD.

You can get replacements on eBay for circa. £20.00.

Try the first recommendations as that is the usual suspect.
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In my case the electrical connector on top of the pre-tensioner was loose and wobbly... the light was regularly coming on if I moved (fidgeted) the seat, hit a pothole in the road or even looked at it
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The light has not come on since fixing for over three months

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