How to Check if an Airbag Module Has Been Installed Properly How to Check if an Airbag Module Has Been Installed Properly

If you want to make sure that your airbag module has been fitted correctly into the car, then you will need to perform some checks. Replacing the airbag module after a crash is big business, and some people are tempted to hire out this replacement. This can cause the bags to be poorly replaced, meaning that they don't deploy in the event of another crash.

Step 1 - Consult the Owner's Manual

The first step is to check the owner's manual for a description of the airbag module and its position. Check that this all corresponds with the module that you have in your car and that there are no obvious pieces missing or out of place.

Step 2 - Check the Warning Light

If the warning light comes on when you start the car, this can suggest that there is a problem with the airbag module. This can mean that the airbag has not been properly replaced after a crash.

Step 3 - Initiate the Airbag

Most airbags come with a button which will allow you to depress them if you are unsure about your airbag's installation. This can mean that you have to take the car back to the garage, but if you are unsure about the installation, then it is a good test to perform.

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