Miata airbag light
The airbag light on my ’96 Miata is continuously illuminated. I called a Mazda tech and he said it should flash a certain of times to identify the problem. Mine does not it is a steady light, in fact, it will go off after I start the car, and not re rolex watches turn for 30 45 secs. The Mazda tech said he could run a diag on the computer to look for codes for $100 which may or may not ID the problem. Not sure what to do, but any guidance would be appreciated!The SAS unit on the 1996 Miata is a solid state device. The entire system is comprised of the SAS unit (main control, under center dash), the clock spring (steering column to wheel connecti rolex watches on), the driver’s bag module and the passenger’s bag module.There was a recall on the SAS unit in 1995 and 1996 (check your actual production date, driver’s door jamb label), attached is the recall notice which may or may not apply to you. The recall campaign may have expired but, it’s worth a phone call, maybe several.My advice, don’t trust used or “rebuilt” air bag controls. They control explosive devices. It’s your face, dash and windshield (that’s right, the passenger bag dash door goes through the windshield) that will pay the ultimate price if the system is not repaired properly. These are not the newer “Smart Systems” a deployme rolex watches nt either as normal operation or accidental discharge fires both bags at the same time. Safety devices are one area you don’t skimp and save on. I highly recommend the system be serviced by a trained technician, extreme caution is advised and use of proper ground straps is required to avoid a static charge deployment.NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V004000Potential Number of Units Affected: 90001Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles equipped with the SAS sensor unit. These vehicles can experience air bag deployments in minor undercarriage impacts. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant rolex watches injury.Dealers will replace the SAS sensor units. Mazda has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline at 1 888 DASH 2 DOT (1 888 327 4236).