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Renault Clio - Interiors - Air Bag Fault Lights

could someone please tell me what the problem is if the air bag and service light both come on together
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Look under the passenger seat.. There is a grey coloured connector with a blue and brown wire going in and out..

With the ignition turned off, unclip the connector.. Then cut both ends of the connector off. Solder the Blue to Blue wires together and the Brown to Brown.. Ensure that you wrap insulation tape around each of the soldered joints and then re-secure the loose cable to the seat frame..

This should cure the problem of the dodgy Airbag/pretensioner connector contacts.. A very common problem in the Clio..

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Yep my misses clio has the air bag light and the service indicator light lit. The dealer has quoted around 250 to get it sorted saying that some sort of computer component has gone. Is this the case or are they just giving me some bull and the bad connection repair under the passenger seat will sort it. I'd like to try the soldering thing but dont know if I've got the confidence and am afraid of setting the air bag off and having to pay a lot more to get it put right. Is there a risk with doing it my self? is it worth diconnecting the battery first and will i encouter any problems after taking the battery off? Does anyone know what the fault codes are for this fault? An independant garage had a look at it for me and said that the codes are not recognosed.
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Nine times out of ten it is the seatbelt pretensioner connections under either seat,but it could very well be a fault else where.We have a scanner at work,but it won't read the Airbag codes on newer Clios as Renault haven't released the software yet,so I don't know which codes it would through up.
If you want to check the seat connections,with the ignition off pull a connector apart and push it back together.Switch ignition on and see if the light goes out.Do this for each of the connections and you will find the suspect one,if any.
If you are going to solder the joints then you must make sure the ignition is off,but you don't need to worry about the battery.If you still want to disconnect it for your own piece of mind,then the only things you need to worry about are knowing your radio code and resetting your clock!.All you need to do is disconnect the negative terminal,leave the positive connected.
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I had the same fault on the wifes clio, it was only a loose wiring plug/connector under the passenger seat. Try unplugging and plugging back in.

Hope this helps, Chris

PS just had the same fault on my 2003 Sport Tourer, turned out to be a broken wire to a curtain airbag and it's just cost me 435 for a Renault dealer to fix. Car only just out of warranty but Renault UK unwilling to make a contribution to the cost!
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