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1996 Saab 9000 SRS light came on after car in storage 8 months. But new battery and computer reset failed to turn light off

1. Is the airbag clock spring by steering wheel faulty 2. Other coroding wires 3. Faulty SRS bulb 4. Front bumper being manuevered or bumped? 5. Is it faulty computer module SRS

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Any of the issues you mentioned may be the reason for the light being on. All the light tells you is that there is a fault in the airbag system somewhere. Air bags can be extremely dangerous to work on unless you know exactly what you are doing. They can cause serious injuries or *****. You would be far better to take your car to a repairer than to try and fix this yourself. If you do not care if the airbag is not working, you can pull the fuse and the light will go out, but remember, you then wont have a working airbag.

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Hi Charissa The only thing that is going to give you an answer is to plug in a diagnostic computer. This would give you direction to what part of the system has failed, once you know where to start looking you may then be able rule out the listed faults you have given and come to the fault you need to rectify. Please be aware you are dealing with explosive devices that can have fatal consequences, If you are not experienced or have relevant qualification to carry out the repairs I strongly advice to have repairs carried out by a qualified person . Good luck

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    Absolutely agree with your comment, Alan. Critical life saving equipment and extremely dangerous kit for a novice to work on. 100 % behind on your comment !

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