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Jeep Grand Cherokee airbag light on

Why is the airbag light on Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you have an airbag light on in your Jeep, it may be the clockspring. Shops are reporting a high failure rate on clocksprings on these vehicles. The trouble code shows that the Driver’s side squib has an open circuit. To determine whether the problem lies in the clockspring or the airbag itself, perform this test:

Disconnect the battery and wait for the airbag system to power down (2 minutes). Remove the driver’s side airbag and put it in a safe location. Unplug the 2-wire connector going into the clockspring from the airbag control module (you are bypassing the clockspring). Install a dummy “load resistor” of 2.5 ohms into the connector. Clear the airbag code. Then recheck the codes. If the code is gone, replace the clockspring

The Jeep clockspring is NOT covered by the Caravan clockspring recall. Follow all installation instructions when installing the new clockspring or you can damage it.
NEVER spray any lubricant into the clockspring. It can damage the mylar coating on the ribbon cable

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