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1999 Espace airbag warning light shows after water damage

Hi all,

I had a non-return valve burst in the rear window washer hose of my 99 Espace which caused water to get into the tailgate electrics. This caused all the tailgate electrics to go wrong, but I've had it all sorted now.

The problem I have now is, every time I start the car the airbag warning light comes on then goes off after a few seconds.

This is, I assume, to do with the previous water problems but what can I do to stop it happening?

Someone told me the airbag has to be coded to the car and that when the electrics were shorting out - this could have be lost. I don't know if this is true - anyone help?

I assume at the moment the airbag would not deploy in the event of an accident so I obvioulsy want to get it sorted.

Thanks very much for any help offered.

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I had that problem for over a year,.Some previous owner got happy with water and a sponge inside the car.....

My Airbag Module under the passenger seat was fried..Got a second hand on off ebay a week ago and installed it got the never seen "OK " on the dash display Whoo-Hoo ,.But still was getting the warning light and beep...Was gonna do the solder job under the seats with the connectors as seen on the forum,..But decided to try a bit of contact cleaner,,The with a small brush I coated the contacts with grease,..Pushed them together and Cable tied them as tight as they would go,..
Seems to have did the trick,....YeeHaa no warning light...

Remember always discinnect the Battery before messing with Airbag .................................................. .....................
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