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JUST GOT MY NITRO 3 DAYS AGO....THE AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON STEADY THE FIRST DAY I HAD IT. TOOK IT TO THE SHOP, AND THEY HAD TO RE-CONNECT SOME SORT OF HARNESS....THREE DAYS LATER, ITS ON AGAIN!!!! URGGGGH!!!! I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET IT FIXED TODAY AGAIN.

HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD SRS ERRORS? OR AM I THE UNIQUE ONE?:confused:
 

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First of all, turn off the caps..... makes it appear as if your yelling.

Yes, I've had it too. But my seats have aftermarket seat heaters in them. The first few days I had the truck, it was on pretty frequently. But as someone sat in it (my wife), the seat would figure it out somehow. Now the light only comes on if I have something over a couple pounds sitting in the seat.
 

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Well, the seats are smart enough to know how much weight is on the seat or not. The light is tripped by some light weight being on the seat... ie; under like 60 lbs. That way the air bag doesn't deploy & knock your kid silly.
Have you driven the truck around with an adult in the seat yet? Try that & let us know what happens with the light. It should go off. Then with nothing on the seat at all, the light should still be off.
My light will go on if I have a couple of books on it. So it's pretty sensitive.
 

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The problem with mine is that the airbag light stays on regardless of who is in the seat, or who is not for that matter. Either way, its going to the dealer today at 2:00 to have it checked out....again.
 

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Remember, there are two 'airbag' lights: The one on the center console with the ESP Off button and hazard button that indicates that the weight sensors in the passenger seat detect that there is some weight on the seat, but not enough to allow the passenger side airbag to deploy.

The other airbag light, and the one I think the original poster is referring to, is the red warning light on the dash itself that indicates a problem somewhere within the airbag system. Could be wrong though..
 

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The red airbag light on the dash was the one i was referring to.

I took the car into the dealer yesterday and it turns out that the B-pillar connection for one of the side airbags had come loose. They reconnected the harness and zip tied it together to make sure that it did not rub against the pillar and come undone again. They told me it was the same harness as the first time, but this time they added the ties. lets just hope my car is unique with this problem.
 

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I wouldnt be surprised if that was the issue. There are a lot of problems resulting from loose or poor connections in the nitros. not sure why dodge missed some pretty basic quality issues but they are present - could be worse i suppose :)
 

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Yes, it should light up and go off as a power on test. Heres the exact details from the manual:

The Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light (an amber light located in the center of the instrument panel) tells the driver and front passenger when the front passenger airbag is turned off. The “PAD Indicator Light” illuminates the words PASS AIR BAG OFF� to show that the passenger airbag will not inflate during a collision requiring airbags. When the right
front passenger seat is empty or when very light objects are placed on the seat, the passenger airbag
will not inflate even though the “PAD Indicator Light” is not illuminated. The “PAD Indicator Light” should not be illuminated
when a adult passenger is properly seated in the front passenger seat. In this case, the airbag is ready to be inflated if a collision requiring an airbag occurs. For occupants classified into the “child” size category, the “PAD Indicator Light” will be illuminated indicating that the front passenger airbag is turned off and will not inflate. If the “PAD Indicator Light” is not illuminated, DO NOT assume the airbag is turned off and move the child restraint to the rear seat. A deploying passenger
airbag can cause death or serious injury to a child in a rear facing infant seat.
 

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The red airbag light on the dash was the one i was referring to.

I took the car into the dealer yesterday and it turns out that the B-pillar connection for one of the side airbags had come loose. They reconnected the harness and zip tied it together to make sure that it did not rub against the pillar and come undone again. They told me it was the same harness as the first time, but this time they added the ties. lets just hope my car is unique with this problem.
Sunday I went for a drive in the Nitro. Round trip maybe 100 miles. While towing the ATV trailer, I had the red airbag light on the dash come on twice for about 15 - 20 minutes each time. Both times it went off by itself with no encouragement by me. Then on Monday, while not towing anything, the red airbag light on the dash came on for a few minutes. When I got to where I was going, I stopped the car like normal. Then when I left, the red light stayed off.

All it says in the manual is to take it into the dealer when this happens. Guess thats where I'll be heading soon enough.
 

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The million dollar question that no one has answered yet is, if the driver and passenger are sitting in vehicle, should the amber light in center console light up and turn off or not turn on at all when the car is first started?
 
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