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2004 MPV- Airbag code 18 - HELP !!!

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:32 PM
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Default 2004 MPV- Airbag code 18 - HELP !!!

I have spent hours looking for a Code 18 for my 2004 MPV.

I can't find an 18 anywhere on the web.... it's definitely one flash, a pause, and 8 quicker flashes.

I just failed my MA inspection and need help.
 
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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There is no code 18 in this list, double check to make sure that is really what your getting. Also try to unhook the battery for a while (10-15 mins) and reconnect it, the SRS system has its own capacitor/battery backup but it isnt too large, really only for if your in a crash and the batt is destroyed and you get hit again e.t.c.

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:32 PM
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Also check your PASSENGER airbag light, if its not working it will throw a light on your side, code 1818.
 
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:03 PM
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Bingo...you got it. I thought it was repeating a code 18 x 2. its actually an 1818.

I just spent another hour checking all the connectors I could reach and pulling the battery again. I just realized the passenger side airbag light was not activating. I just came back in to check the forums for "no pass. airbag light.

I was able to get the middle console open enough to fiddle with the light connection and that didn't work.

Any other ideas? Are there any in-line fuses anywhere? I checked all the fuses in the two boxes and they were all good.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:44 AM
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I would just try and change the bulb since its probably blown, cheap an' easy...........well ok maybe not EASY but definitely cheap
 
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Found the bulbs at Advanced Auto 2 for $5. It worked. In the last I have gotten rid of a CEL and an SRS light for $9. I can't imagine what it would have cost at the dealership.

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:18 PM
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Oh I am sure it would have been at least $100 just for the "diagnosis" then shop supplies and parts +labor.................
 
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