Airbag light goes on and off - Page 2 - Blazer Forum - Chevy Blazer Forums

2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech Discuss 2nd generation s-series (1995-2005) general tech topics here.

Airbag light goes on and off

Reply

 
 
 
  #11  
Old 09-13-2012, 08:22 AM
Spree's Avatar
Starting Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 118
Spree is on a distinguished road
Default

Originally Posted by kmartin View Post
In other words, is there no real threat the airbags could deploy. No it does not run bad, which I don't think airbags have anything do to your vehicle performance.
They will not deploy on there own and they will still work in case of a collision but that light coming and going does get annoying.
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 213
kmartin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Putting up with that light might be the cheaper option.
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Captain Hook's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Belleville, Michigan
Posts: 8,441
Captain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the rough
Default

Originally Posted by Spree View Post
They will not deploy on there own and they will still work in case of a collision...
If the air bag light is on, the air bag system is deactivated. In the event of a collision, the bags WILL NOT deploy.
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Spree's Avatar
Starting Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 118
Spree is on a distinguished road
Default

Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
If the air bag light is on, the air bag system is deactivated. In the event of a collision, the bags WILL NOT deploy.
Sorry I don't get on here much but...I would have to disagree with you my friend. Me and a buddy sent a blazer to the jy a few years ago and the air bag light was on 100% of the time. We set it off on purpose before it went just to see if it would still work and it blew like a champ. We did this because curiosity got the best of us and...we just had to know.
Now you may be asking yourself (how did you set it off on purpose)?
This is how it went, (kids don't try this at home).
We armed our selves with crash helmets and plenty of padding.
We then proceeded to run said blazer into a tree at or about 30 mph as we didn't want to kill our selves if they didn't work.
Both bags blew just like they were suppose to.
Sure we could have sold it for probably $500 or so but it was an experiment and we didn't need the money so we thought we would trash it 1st and send it on it's way to blazer heaven.
And no I will not do that again. Going from 30 to 0 in a second is not fun. Our brains rattled for the rest of the day, but the tree survived.
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 213
kmartin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I was online today thinking about my intermittant airbag light. Right now, when I start it, it flashes a few times and stays off, but it comes on intermittantly occasionally. Last year I had a code read and it was B0036. The garage would replace the left side crash sensor which I declined. Would that likely be the fix or could something else throw that code? I found this:New OEM Left Airbag Sensor 16240665 Chevy Trailblazer

Would this be ok to use? Would letting problem go this long cause damage else where?
 
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Captain Hook's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Belleville, Michigan
Posts: 8,441
Captain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the rough
Default

DTC's never instruct you to replace a part. The DTC indicates what circuit had or has a malfunction. Each DTC has a certain diagnostic flow chart that must be followed to locate the problem. B0036 indicates there could be a short to battery voltage or ground, or an open circuit. Without following the flow chart, replacing the sensor would only be a guess.
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-23-2013, 04:26 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: KW Ontario
Posts: 1,110
rexazz2 will become famous soon enough
Default

I got the same thing going on with my 05

It started just after what felt like a spring letting go in the back of the drivers seat
I had looked at a wiring diagram and I think there is a sensor in the seat back
I have a pair of replacement seast from an Integra
I plan on looking inside the seat back if I ever get around to swapping them out
 
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-23-2013, 10:42 PM
Starting Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 213
kmartin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
DTC's never instruct you to replace a part. The DTC indicates what circuit had or has a malfunction. Each DTC has a certain diagnostic flow chart that must be followed to locate the problem. B0036 indicates there could be a short to battery voltage or ground, or an open circuit. Without following the flow chart, replacing the sensor would only be a guess.
OK, the question is do you think the garage(the professionals) would of followed the flow chart to determine that the left front crash sensor need replace? Where can you find flow charts?
 
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-23-2013, 11:06 PM
Captain Hook's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Belleville, Michigan
Posts: 8,441
Captain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the roughCaptain Hook is a jewel in the rough
Default

Only the garage knows if they followed the flow chart. The "official" and most reliable flow chart is in the GM factory shop manual. I suppose there might be some online, somewhere.
 
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-04-2013, 09:47 PM
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
mrjim is on a distinguished road
Default

I to have the airbag going on and off, got new scan tool today. code b0035. I'll take any help out there?
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Airbag light goes on and off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.