Passenger Air Bag Light

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by John Lilly, Feb 27, 2018.

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  1. John Lilly

    John Lilly Member

    Anyone know how to turn off the annoying passenger airbag light?

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  3. bruinjacket

    bruinjacket New Member

    Put a passenger there? I joke I joke....
  4. John Lilly

    John Lilly Member

    Surprisingly, that does work, but if one's not available, what then???

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  5. iluvscuba

    iluvscuba Active Member

    I don't have the Clarity yet but on my current car, the only time when the Passenger Airbag lights up is when there is something light on the seat like a child which could be injured by airbag deployment thus notifying you that the airbag is turned off. Is the Clarity different? If not, just remove whatever is on the passenger seat to the back seat and the light should turn off.
  6. Put little post-it note over it?
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  8. John Lilly

    John Lilly Member

    The light’s on in my car whenever no one is in the front passenger seat. Is this normal behavior for the light? And black electrical tape does work, of course, but looks pretty tacky in a car whose interior is as classy as the Clarity’s. Put it on for a few days, then took it off; couldn’t stand the look...

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  9. marshallwa

    marshallwa New Member

    This is the way my Hyundai works. I just ignore it.

    The light goes out when a passenger is seating in the seat. So I would say yes that's the way it's suppose to work.
  10. iluvscuba

    iluvscuba Active Member

    From Page 67 of the owner manual,
    "If the front passenger’s seat is empty, the passenger’s front airbag will not deploy
    and the indicator will come on."

    Just checked my Elantra, it works the same but only the 'Off' light up. I guess my brain just ignored it after 6 years driving the car
  11. John Lilly

    John Lilly Member

    Thanks, iluvscuba. Guess it’s just normal operation. Missed that in the manual.

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  13. marshallwa

    marshallwa New Member

    If you have a small child in the front passenger seat, you would want a visual indicator showing that the air bag is turned off. In my old truck, you turn the air bag off with the ignition key.
  14. iluvscuba

    iluvscuba Active Member

    Page 67:

    When the passenger front airbag off
    indicator comes on
    The indicator comes on to alert you that the
    passenger’s front airbag has been turned off.
    This occurs when the weight sensors detect
    about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less, the weight of an
    infant or small child, on the seat.

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