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Passenger Air Bag Light

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How annoying is this light!!!

I don't understand why it needs to stay lit and be right in the middle of the dash like it is.

It's the only thing I hate about my new Spark.

Anyone know why it has to stay lit?

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All I know is it is annoying and I want it gone. The only time I want to see it light up is when a passenger is stting in the seat, and it is broken. Do we have a driver airbag notification? Nope we sure don't, only get notified is one of the devices fails.

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How annoying is this light!!!

I don't understand why it needs to stay lit and be right in the middle of the dash like it is.

It's the only thing I hate about my new Spark.

Anyone know why it has to stay lit?

To let you know if you have a person or object that weighs enough, in the event of a frontal crash the airbag will deploy . Don't like light? Put 50lbs of stuff in seat, light will go off.. Do you find headlight on light annoying too?

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All I know is it is annoying and I want it gone. The only time I want to see it light up is when a passenger is stting in the seat, and it is broken. Do we have a driver airbag notification? Nope we sure don't, only get notified is one of the devices fails.

You don't have a driver airbag notification light for the drivers seat because you can't drive the car from the passenger seat, if you could legally drive from passenger seat, there would be an airbag notification for the driver seat.

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Don't like light? Put 50lbs of stuff in seat, light will go off..

Doesn't it just go from Passenger Airbag Off to Passenger Airbag On when there's a passenger?? lol

It doesn't bother me. :happy feet:

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The thing I don't like about the passenger seat belt light is, when you start the car and someone sits in the seat it starts making the dinging noise and flashing to put on the belt. Mind you I still have not put the car in gear and its still in park. The drivers belt will ding after you start driving and that's how the passenger should be. It's not a big deal but if you get in and start the car and my wife gets in and is adjusting or putting something away it starts dinging way to early.

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Yup, all it does is change from off to on when someone sits in the seat. And if the belt isn't buckled you get another warning then. It all has something to do with child seats, but there is no way to turn the airbag off manually so I don't see the point at all. If I could turn it off manually, then I would want a light to tell me it is off. Few other cars that I've been in care to tell you the passenger airbag is doing anything unless it has a manual control and then only lights a light when you turn the safety systems off.

And yes the daytime running lights do kind of make me mad, since the dash is always lit and the lights are on, I've found that more than a couple times I've pulled out of the parking lot at work without turning my lights on at night. I wish we had real daytime lights and not nearly good enough headlights running. I also wish the fog light indicator was on the main instrument cluster and not over in the center.

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My beef with the light is it's SOO big and in middle of dash. WHY? Most cars I see have a small alert button/light lower on the dash and seriosly-if the airbag was not working- would I still not drive the car- it's the passenger seat. I will be getting some black paper or something to cover it.

I dont mind the daytime running light as much- although since the car is so new I kept thinking I had turned my lights ON by mistake.

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DRL light up there by airbag light, turn lights on DRL turns off, lights ON light illuminates in cluster. So you will always have some light that is redundant. Thats what we get in a litigious society.

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Sometimes if I put my work bag on the front passengers seat it will set of the passanger airbag light.. Annoying yes but I suppose thats how it is in todays world.

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That little shelf is a perfect place to hold sunglasses. I also put my phone there when I'm using it as a GPS. :shift:

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Sometimes if I put my work bag on the front passengers seat it will set of the passanger airbag light.. Annoying yes but I suppose thats how it is in todays world.

What I find annoying is that my bag cuases the "fasten your safety belt" light to start blinking and dinging. took care of the dinging, the blinking is still annoying.

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took care of the dinging, the blinking is still annoying.

How did you eliminate the dinging?? :drool:

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How did you eliminate the dinging?? :drool:

when I installed new speakers and my amp and sub I used only the rear lines. The ding only comes from the front speakers. I have found myself leaving my headlights on though because there are NO warning dings now lol. BUT when I have my bag on the passenger seat it doesnt make noise, so I am ok with it.

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When I painted my Radio trim, I removed the console with the lights in it, and covered them up with some painters tape and put it back together. Works perfectly!

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I sorted this problem out with taking off my dashboard trim peeling back the black screen and smashing that bulb. Its so good driving at night and not having that glaring at me all the time 

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