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How to reset the airbag light on chevy impala 2009

Service airbag light is on. Took to the dealership and they said it was dirty connection. They cleaned it and charged me almost $100. Three days later the light came on again. Positive battery cable is corroded and they said battery & cable need to be replaced to the tune of $500. Service airbag light could be because of the battery power. Need help how to repair. Going to clean positive cable and connections to battery myself.

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  • Thomas A Williams Jul 05, 2012

    We had the same problem we reported repeatedly, while car was under warrenty, and they told us ours was dirty to. Now the car is out of waranty and it turns out aparently it was a bad connector all along, and will cost $900.00 to repair now.

  • Steven Buren
    Steven Buren Aug 22, 2017

    Mine was on for 4 years, never had it looked at, but now its not on, i set the e-break, put in drive, just until it made u stop, it never came on again. Its been 3 months now. Works for me, maybe you too...go try, what can it hurt..

  • John Kulha
    John Kulha Dec 21, 2017

    didn't work for me

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Your not going to be able to diagnose the SRS (Air Bag)
System, without factory trouble charts to follow,way too
many codes & procedures to follow.

A battery is about $110.00 & the cables are only3 years
old,so they should be able to be cleaned

I would only guess, that they didn't do anything about
your intitial complaint on the Service Airbag light,not
for $100.00

Posted on May 23, 2012

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2012

    I would like to see that connector & clean myself,
    & I wouldn't see where $900 even would come in to play

    Be careful & be shown what is required to resolve
    that issue.
    A dealer is not a place I recommend to anyone,those
    that work for dealers obviously only suggest dealers

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SOURCE: Thermostat on 2002 Chevy Impala

the best thing to get is the Haynes manual for your car at advanced auto or autozone or somewhere like that and the book will tell you how to take everything apart and put it back. i think the manual is about $16.00

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: My 2003 Impala's Airbag Light stays on when I

Working on the SRS can be very hazardous. For this reason I suggest you have this done by a professional. I would for sure get a second opinion on this.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Monte Carlo alternater not charging

Ok, i understand that you have replaced the alternator, but there seems to be a non charge state in this case. i recommend checking the charging system. use the procedure below to isolate this issue.

Wear protective eye wear and clothing and remove all jewelry when checking your battery and charging system. Jewelry is a good conductor of electricity and is not recommended. Most batteries wear out every 3 to 5 years and need to be replaced. Always replace your battery with an equal replacement battery to assure proper operation. Automotive batteries have a +positive terminal (red), - negative terminal (black). The battery in this illustration has a protective cover over the positive terminal to prevent short circuit in case of an accident. Electricity is stored in the battery and then supplied to the vehicle when the engine is not running. While the engine is running the vehicles alternator charges the battery for future use. (Note: never disconnect the battery while the engine is running. If the battery cable is disconnected from the battery a spark can be generated which can cause the battery to explode or a major electrical malfunction to occur.)

To check a battery surface voltage, remove the positive terminal protective cover. Connect the +positive side meter lead (red) to the positive side battery terminal. Connect the - negative (black) side meter lead to the negative battery terminal. With the vehicle not running and the car sitting over night the battery voltage should be between 12.5 and 12.8 volts.(You will need to use a voltmeter for this testing procedure)

The alternator is rotated by a drive belt driven by the vehicles engine while it is running. Electrical voltage and amperage are generated to recharge the battery and supply voltage to the electrical system of the car. The alternator is held in place with mounting bolts. There is a main electrical wire on the rear of the alternator that supplies voltage to a main voltage junction box. If your alternator is not charging properly, your battery will slowly drain down from operating all the electrical systems in your car and stop the car from running.(most non charge states will be the cause of a loose belt or a low tension rate, due to a mis-adjusted alternator. make sure you have enough tension in the belt for full rotation of the alt pulley)

Next, you will need to check the alternators output with the Amp meter.

Testing the amperage output of the alternator is good for measuring the amount (not the level) of voltage the alternator can produce. This test can be tricky because if the alternator is weak it can still show it as producing amperage. Which is good, but if the voltage is low, it will still allow the battery to go dead. To check the amperage output of an alternator an amp meter is needed. Once the meter is connected start the engine. Next turn on all electrical accessories and raise the engine idle to about 1200 RPM. The alternator should output the max amperage it was designed to produce. Example: a 90 amp alternator should output about 88 amps. Note: An alternator cannot sustain maximum output for long periods of time. If the alternator is forced to operate at maximum output it will overheat and fail. An alternator is designed to operate at max amperage output only for a reasonable amount of time.

((Connect the voltage meter lead the same way you would in a battery static voltage check, Start engine (do not drive) at engine idle the voltage should be between 13.6 to 14.3 volts. If not the alternator may need replacing.)))

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy Impala periodically won't start

Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

Ted Schore

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SOURCE: 06 chevy impala v6 3.9 liter engine. Check engine

there is a large evaporative leak. keep away form ottozoo, they dont have the brain power to actually diagnose a light bulb., their job is to sell parts., if they sell you the wrong parts tough.Take it to a qualified repair shop that does a lot of GM work or the dealer.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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