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Nanocom code 018... PAX AIRBAG CLEARED OPEN
Fault appeared recently. In trying to clear the problem I’ve hardwired the plug underneath the passenger side seat and still have the above fault. Unable to reset with NANOCOM.
Could this fault be related to a loose connection in the SRS plug above and behind glovebox?

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On a RHD car there is a connector beneath the steering column which is usually the cause of a drivers airbag fault, disconnecting and giving a squirt of contact cleaner before re-connecting will usually clear the fault. Never looked on the other side but if there is a connector behind the glovebox, that would be favourite for a passenger side fault.

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Thanks GILBERTD.... I’ll have a look in workshop manual this pm and verify. Failing that, I have a wiring harness in one of me parts bins, that I can lay out and see where the various plugs are that could be causing a fault on pax side.
I thought somehow that by removing the plug under seat and hardwiring it, so to speak, would have resolved the issue. I’ll probably end up hard wiring all the connectors instead of leaving the plugs in place....
Why do we even care that an SRS and AIRBAG FAULT light are on? Probably the same reason that one of the bulbs in tailgate brake lamp setup being out drives us up the twist.....

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JMCLuimni wrote:

Why do we even care that an SRS and AIRBAG FAULT light are on?

Because in the UK, it's an MoT failure and that means you can't drive the car on the road. That isn't to say that the tester is likely to notice that it never comes on as the bulbs have been taken out or, in some cases, such as a Renault I took in for MoT a while ago, some naughty person hasn't taken the front off the instrument panel and stuck a small square of black tape over it......

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The tests aren’t half as strick here stateside. Seems like they only do an emissions test here now and even then they plug in an OMBD to get the results. Judging by some of the wrecks on the road, a stricter test might be called for. Not as strict as UK MOT mind you.....
Re the original topic, I was able to locate the other two SRS plugs. One is at bottom of pillar between front and back door and the other one is underneath the front passenger airbag above the glove box. Ill sort the door pillar one first and hopefully this will clear the fault.