Air Bag Warning Light

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Have a 2005 Pluriel ( Australia)

Due to local laws the switch for disabling the passenger air bag is removed on import. In France that would be the RHS seat and looking under the seat the RHS seat seems to be the only one with lots of wiring.

Problem I now have is the Air Bag warning light is on most of the time and I believe it may be something to do with the sensor that decides if somebody is sitting in the seat.

I used to be able to put my hand under the RHS seat ( drivers in Aus) and push the wires about and the problem went away for a while but that no longer seems to do the trick.

Common problem? Is there a part I should order before I unbolt the seat to have a look and try a repair?

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Problem I now have is the Air Bag warning light is on most of the time and I believe it may be something to do with the sensor that decides if somebody is sitting in the seat.
A sensor that detects a weight on the seat and sends a signal if there is a weight, sends a variable signal depending on the weight or a couple of switches to say - occupant present? I am not knowledgeable with the Australian import version, so I don't know what they have in the seat for the passenger detector.

The safety advice for fiddling around with air bag wiring is to disconnect the battery first to avoid accidental activation of the air bag.

I would connect up Lexia to see what messages there are about the air bag warning. An OBD2 reader tool is not going to be up to the job.

If you don't want to get stuck in with lexia, maybe just disconnect the battery and disconnect, clean with some contact cleaner and reassemble the connectors you suspect as being problematic.

There is a procedure for disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it, you can find some information in the resetting the BSI topic
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My Name: davidandpaula

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After trying again and again with the connectors under the right seat I gave up and just put up with the light even if it meant no airbags possibly.
Fiddling around the other day I noticed the left passenger seat also had wiring so i pusged on it and felt a click.
Surprise surprise, Air bag light now off.
Citroen connectors sure appear to very delicate
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