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Old 03-09-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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what lights on your dashboard are lit up?

i got ABS, traction control, and inflatible restraint. all have been on since i go the car, what do they mean exactly?
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what lights on your dashboard are lit up?
I have Check Engine (already know why) and "Washer Fluid Low". Think I got that one figured out too.
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i got ABS,
Antilock Brakes
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traction control,
Just what it says
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and inflatible restraint.
Air bags

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all have been on since i go the car, what do they mean exactly?
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i mean, what do i need to know about my airbags, & what is traction control (the button dosent work)?
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Your airbag system failed it'* startup self-test. A dealer can tell you what'* wrong, but you may want to pull the fuse, then check your connections at the module (yellow harnesses are airbags) and it should be under your passenger seat.

The Traction control for your year uses applied braking when it detects wheel slip. There is no timing retard as in the later OBD2 systems. You could have a bad wheelspeed sensor (part of the hub/bearing assembly) or a bad PMV or EBCTM. (pressure modulator valve under your airbox, brake lines coming in and out of it, and a pump mounted to it with an aux reservior for the TCS.......it pressurizes brake fluid, then routes it to the slipping wheel'* caliper) The EBCTM is the Electronic brake and traction control module. It rarely fails, but is located on the inside firewall just to the right of the gas pedal. Check for corrosion on the monster connector.

The wheel speed sensors and PMV (very expensive) are the likely culprits for your problem.
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Also for your airbag failure it can also be your seatbelt tensioner. I have seen my parents change it twice on their Montana, and I see cars go in often to where I bring my cars for that same problem.
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or the airbag module is under the passenger seat, it could have gotten wet....
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my check engine light is on. It use to just come on when I went at least 65 mph or more. Then my son changed the cam position sensor (cuz thats the code it threw) and now the light stays on continually. She runs good and luckily made it to and from Ohio without any problems mechanically.
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I thought only later model airbag systems were under the seat? The chitlon'* just discusses inflator modules, sensors and the DERM.
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"LAMP MONITOR
TAIL LIGHT
BRAKE LIGHT"
I have LED bulbs in the Bonnie, and although they work just fine, the computer doesn't like them.
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That is because you need to add a resistor with the bulbs BUT they do create a fair amount of heat and you do have to be careful.
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