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#12452874 - 10/04/17 11:27 AM 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light
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Registered: 03/14/03
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The airbag light on the dashboard will not go off. Manual says possible electrical issue. Is there somewhere to check without having the dash removed? Or just ignore it.
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#12452902 - 10/04/17 11:53 AM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: Denton Tx.
i was thinking o reilly and vatozone can scan abs
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#12452906 - 10/04/17 11:56 AM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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To read airbag codes you'll need a scanner. The regular store bought code readers don't read them. I'm not sure if a auto part store has the type of reader but you might call them and ask. Get the code and post it here and I can probably help.
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#12452920 - 10/04/17 12:04 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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You can check something that is common first your self. Start the vehicle and observe the airbag indicator and make sure it stays on. Then wiggle the yellow connectors under the seats one at a time where it comes from the floor and connects to the seat. They are accessed from the rear of the seat and might have a little black cover over them. If indicator goes out then there is the problem. You can get the connector with leads from the dealer.
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#12453099 - 10/04/17 02:14 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Todd™]
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Originally Posted By: Todd™
You can check something that is common first your self. Start the vehicle and observe the airbag indicator and make sure it stays on. Then wiggle the yellow connectors under the seats one at a time where it comes from the floor and connects to the seat. They are accessed from the rear of the seat and might have a little black cover over them. If indicator goes out then there is the problem. You can get the connector with leads from the dealer.


This was the answer I was hoping to get. I figured it was a wiring harness somewhere, just didn't know where to look. Gracias Amigo.
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#12453124 - 10/04/17 02:36 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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You're welcome. If that doesn't help see if you can get the code and post it up.
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#12453407 - 10/04/17 06:26 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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My 2002 Ranger would do that some time. I found the plug under the seat and a wiggle or two while pushing the plugs together would fix it.
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#12497582 - 11/08/17 11:47 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
Fishee456 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/17
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Any update on what causes the airbag warning light issue? We've just finished installing the new tires and xd wheels on a 2002 Z71 when the airbag light came on. We will try the scanner this weekend and see.

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#12525789 - 12/03/17 08:35 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Check the wiring under the seats. Usually a loose connection.
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#12627928 - 02/14/18 01:45 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Registered: 08/23/06
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Loc: The Colony TX
Mines been on for years, 2005 GMC Duramax, guess I need to look under the seat.

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#12632650 - 02/17/18 08:37 AM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
fray Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
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Loc: Commerce, TX
I think Autozone has a scanner that can read them

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#12632683 - 02/17/18 09:06 AM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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I bet my scanner can read it.
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#12633036 - 02/17/18 01:04 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Cast]
spankyttx Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I bet my scanner can read it.


cast, which one do you have and how do you like it? mine covers abs but not srs, i was looking at the autolink for just over 100 but haven't pulled the trigger on one yet

ps, i brainfarted in my post above awhile back and meant srs, not abs lol_2
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#12633048 - 02/17/18 01:23 PM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Don't remember, but it was expensive. I've let a couple pro mechs use it and they loved it.
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#12638750 - 02/21/18 06:30 AM Re: 2001 Z71 - Airbag warning light [Re: Fishin' Nut]
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Registered: 06/11/03
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Had same issue on my z71 and scanner revealed it was one of my front bumper sensors. Easy DIY repair...

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