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#734930 - 19th Oct 2012 9:23am GS430 Airbag light
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hi all just bought a old lexus 430 4.3 se for a bargain but the airbag light is on an i need to mot it.

had it checked over by rac before i bought and it wasnt on but its just come on, well normally when someone is sitting in the passenger seat and they werent when it was looked at.

can i just pull a fuse?

on another note its got full spec like electric heated memory seats, sat nav, massage seats, sunrooof cruise control and stuff.

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#734942 - 19th Oct 2012 9:35am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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If you pull fuse or take bulb out, it will not pass mot.

And to be honest, with it being an airbag dont take chances get it sorted, if you brakes or seat belt where not working, you would get them fixed as they could very well save your life, same goes for airbag, pm turnip on here as I think his dad has the software
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#734945 - 19th Oct 2012 9:37am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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How wil they know that the bulb is out. i intend to get it sorted but dont have the time before the mot.

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#734948 - 19th Oct 2012 9:39am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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as when they switch ignition on the bulb lights up and then goes out if its all ok.

If the engine light, airbag light bulb failure light, abs light etc etc are not working, then mot stations will fail car.
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#734950 - 19th Oct 2012 9:41am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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On 1 January 2012, new rules were added to the current MOT by the Department for Transport (DfT) to comply with European testing procedures.

It's a pretty substantial list, but there's one addition that could mean big bills for thousands of drivers. If your car has any illuminated warning lamps, whether it is the airbag, seatbelt, ESP, SRS, ABS or others, it will soon fail the MOT.

It's not all bad News. If your car's MOT runs out before the 31 March 2012 and you have a warning light that needs addressing, the testers will treat it as an 'advisory', i.e. advice on what needs to be done for the next MOT.

However, if your MOT is due after 1 April 2012, you better get your skates on and get the warning light (or other faults in the list below) fixed, otherwise you'll receive the dreaded fail sheet.

The AA has kindly published a summary of the new rules. If you think your car needs attention on any of the points below but still has a long MOT left, we recommend getting it seen to sooner rather than later.

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-servicing-repair/mot-changes-2012.html


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#734954 - 19th Oct 2012 9:54am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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I'm not sure the airbag light has illuminated on ignition in any of my cars

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#734957 - 19th Oct 2012 9:57am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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I think you find it will have, they light up when ignition switched on, and go out after about 3 seconds, if it has not done so, then either the bulb has blown or it has been taken out.

There is no way round it now, if it does not work or light is on, car will fail mot.
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#734978 - 19th Oct 2012 10:17am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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gonna have to find a nice mot station then!

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#735006 - 19th Oct 2012 11:37am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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Why not give these lads a call. Great bunch and always reasonable. Might be something they can easily sort for you. Good luck with it.

Wirral auto electricians .1, Borrowdale Rd, Moreton, Wirral , CH46 0RE Tel: 0151 677 8252

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#735007 - 19th Oct 2012 11:41am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: Alonso]
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has the airbag light updated on the vosa system yet? i know a couple of months ago it hadn't and still wasn't a fail.

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#735015 - 19th Oct 2012 12:31pm Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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Dunno if ive misread this,The airbag light comes on if someone sits in the passenger seat?Then turn the passenger airbag back on its sounds like its been isolated for carrying a front Baby seat!
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#735029 - 19th Oct 2012 1:18pm Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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It hasn't.

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#735165 - 19th Oct 2012 8:40pm Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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Registered: 21st Nov 2011
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Could be the occupancy sensor mat in the passenger seat. Not sure on lexarses but when they fail on BMs you can get a bypass unit for them far cheaper than replacing the mat in the seat.

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#735216 - 19th Oct 2012 10:54pm Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: Robert86]
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SRS/air bag lamps illuminated are NOT a fail item yet.http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/images/icons/default_dark/thumbs_up.gif

Brian.

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#735272 - 20th Oct 2012 10:37am Re: GS430 Airbag light [Re: BigBadBorisJ]
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I think you'll find that as of April it actually is a fail

http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-rules-in-2012-are-you-ready/

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