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Rover 75 airbag warning light on?

Rover 75 airbag warning light on?

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rumpelstiltskin

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2,805 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Hi,just bought a 2.5 V6 Rover 75,previous owner says the airbag light come on the dash after he had hoovered the carpet and it hasn't went off since.I've been told to try and push the blue and yellow connectors under the seats to make sure they are fully home.Done this,also pulled them apart and cleaned them,light is still on the dash?,anyone know anything else to try?

selwonk

1,907 posts

130 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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I used to squirt a bit of WD-40 onto the contacts before reconnecting. Used to do the trick...

rumpelstiltskin

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2,805 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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I've tried that,light still staying on!I know the lights not the end of the world but someone told me while it's on it immobilises the airbags etc?

selwonk

1,907 posts

130 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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How tight is the cable? Do you have the seat on it's furthest setting backwards?

rumpelstiltskin

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2,805 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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I doubt the guy who i bought the car of would have it that far back,he was quite small.Is it ok to take all the rest of the connectors apart under the seat and spray them with WD40 as long as the ignitions off,someone told me to wait 5 minutes to disconnect things after car is off?.The only connectors i have cleaned so far are the blue and yellow connectors under the drivers eat,and the same colour connectors under the passenger one.I'll check to see if anything looks like it would be pulled with the actions of the seat.
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Petemate

1,644 posts

96 months

Wednesday 4th November 2009
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Had this with my Rover 45 TDI soon after I bought it. Traced the problem to the connectors under the seats; first it was the driver's one then a week or so later the passenger's one. After curing nearly two years ago no further problem. Cure was disconnecting - liberal spraying with Maplin switch cleaner - reconnecting.
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Pete

rumpelstiltskin

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2,805 posts

164 months

Sunday 8th November 2009
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Been told to cut out the connectors and solder the wires together which i've done.Airbag light is still on in dash?

kiwi paul

1 posts

52 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Re Airbag light staying on Rover 75 dash, after reading reviews on your site, i checked the connections under the passenger & drivers seat, (yellow & blue) and after a bit of a wiggle the warning light came on with the ignition & went off after 4 secs, as it:s supposed to do. Had no trouble since. The ignition was turned off whilst checking the wiring!! Thanks for your reviews, saved me a few bob, Cheers.

restoman

699 posts

113 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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rumpelstiltskin said:
I've tried that,light still staying on!I know the lights not the end of the world but someone told me while it's on it immobilises the airbags etc?
Glowing airbag light is now an MOT failure . . . .