"passenger air bag off" light question

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kilroybass, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. kilroybass

    kilroybass Guest

    reference to '05 elantra.

    I had some school books in the passenger seat. After i turned the
    engine, the "passenger air bag off" light came on. It stayed on
    and never shut off.

    My question is: does the light stay on all the time when I have
    objects in the passenger seat?

    Is that a problem that needs to be inspected?
    kilroybass, Sep 29, 2005
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  2. kilroybass

    Andy S Guest

    I had the same question just after my wife and I got our '05 Elantra.
    It takes 120 pounds to turn off that light. I doubt that you have that much
    weight in school books.

    So, yes that light is going to stay on unless you have a passenger in that
    Andy S, Sep 30, 2005
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  3. kilroybass

    kilroybass Guest

    thanks for reply.

    Any popular hyundai discussion boards besides usenet that you can
    recommend for
    questions like these?
    kilroybass, Sep 30, 2005
  4. kilroybass

    Andy S Guest

    Join www.elantraclub.com
    Andy S, Sep 30, 2005
  5. IIRC, the airbag is supposed to turn on (the light shuts off) if there
    is 55 pounds or more in the seat. If there is less than that, the light
    should be on, indicating that the airbag is off. If the seat is empty,
    the light should be on, which means it's on most of the time.
    Brian Nystrom, Sep 30, 2005
  6. kilroybass

    hyundaitech Guest

    I'd just add that your owner's manual has an informative section on this
    lamp and what it means. I highly recommend reading that section in
    hyundaitech, Sep 30, 2005
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