What you put in, you'll get back ten fold
Having problems logging in? Please clear your cache and remove the MazdaMenders related cookie from your browser.
If you need assistance doing this, don't hesitate to contact us on FaceBook or email forum-admin@mazdamenders.net stating the browser you use.

Regards
Admin

Hello and Help Please

Introduce yourself here. Tell us all about your passions and your pride and joy. We wont bite.
Ollie59
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Hello and Help Please

Postby Ollie59 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:18 pm

I own a 2001 RH drive Racing Green 1.8. The Airbag warning light has just started flashing (6 times). I've seen a few suggestions on here but am a bit confused. The horn works perfectly. There is a lead under the drivers seat, which has become twisted and bare in places, which I believe has been caused by the seat moving back and forth. (I believe this might be the seat belt sensor switch from watching a Youtube clip on how to remove seat) I untwisted the lead and re-insulated and ensured it was securely plugged in. Is there another switch/lead under the seat that is connected with the Air bag system or anything else that might be worth taking a look at before taking it in to the garage? Many Thanks.
User avatar
Mazda Mender
Site Admin
Posts: 12662
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Location: Pie land,North west
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:17 am

Have you checked both seat connetions?
M-m
The Disclaimer:-
This post is a natural product made from recycled electrons. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects, the articles/answers/comments are provided for information purposes and they are not intended to substitute informed professional advice, I or mazdamenders.net cannot personally be hold responsible for any damage occurred from following this procedure or any injuries from it. Proceed at your own risk.


Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
Ollie59
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Ollie59 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:22 pm

M-m, From looking at the codes it stated [6 flashes] drivers side but have also checked under passenger side too. There are two connectors under passenger side and both seem sound. Only the one under driver's side so I'm now wondering if driver's side presumed Left Hand drive, or just meant driver's side LH or RH ! Is there much to be gained from removing both seats ? Many thanks.
User avatar
Lazza
Site Admin
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:05 am
Location: Wokingham
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Lazza » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:41 pm

There is only a sensor on the passenger side. It’s an occupancy sensor. There is no need for an occupancy sensor on the drivers side as it’s hard to crash without a driver!
If your car has heated seats, you will have a single 2-wire connector on the drivers seat but that has nothing to do with airbags. There is no seatbelt sensor - at least, not on my 2001 1.8 Sport, and believe me, the seats have been in and out a lot!
Lazza

2001 Mk2.5 MX5 1.8 Sport
Hard Dog Deuce
GAZ Gold Pro
Mk3 seats
17” OZ Racing Superturissmo wheels (for the toad)
15” Rota Circuit 10 wheels (for track use)
User avatar
Lazza
Site Admin
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:05 am
Location: Wokingham
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Lazza » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:42 pm

Can you confirm the flashes? Is it 6 equal flashes or something like 4 slow and 2 fast?
Lazza

2001 Mk2.5 MX5 1.8 Sport
Hard Dog Deuce
GAZ Gold Pro
Mk3 seats
17” OZ Racing Superturissmo wheels (for the toad)
15” Rota Circuit 10 wheels (for track use)
User avatar
Mazda Mender
Site Admin
Posts: 12662
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Location: Pie land,North west
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:23 am

As she been sat around? or used?
M-m
The Disclaimer:-
This post is a natural product made from recycled electrons. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects, the articles/answers/comments are provided for information purposes and they are not intended to substitute informed professional advice, I or mazdamenders.net cannot personally be hold responsible for any damage occurred from following this procedure or any injuries from it. Proceed at your own risk.


Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
Ollie59
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Ollie59 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:52 pm

Apologies if some of my replies are dupes, my internet is terrible here:
She is used almost daily and the flashes are 6 equal flashes. The flashes started mid-journey and not at start up. They are now obviously continually flashing. There are no heated seats and the only other electrical problems to note throughout car life is a dodgy headlight cable and the main one, which was a relay under the dash, which sometimes failed preventing the car from starting. This was cured with a bit of a wiggle but now hasn't failed in over 12 months.
User avatar
blackyb
Moderator
Posts: 898
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby blackyb » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:37 pm

Confused about the six flashes, am I right in saying that a 2001 will be OBD11. Or am I missing the point and completety up the wrong road.
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!
User avatar
Mazda Mender
Site Admin
Posts: 12662
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Location: Pie land,North west
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:21 am

There is only a couple of things this could be.... loose or furry connections the modular or clock spring, check all the connections are fine first and work your way back.
You could try resetting the ECU or connecting up to a OBD11 reader.
M-m
The Disclaimer:-
This post is a natural product made from recycled electrons. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects, the articles/answers/comments are provided for information purposes and they are not intended to substitute informed professional advice, I or mazdamenders.net cannot personally be hold responsible for any damage occurred from following this procedure or any injuries from it. Proceed at your own risk.


Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
Ollie59
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Ollie59 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 am

Given that the Horn works fine, doesn't this rule out the clockspring? Will recheck connections under both seats again. Many thanks for continued help and patience.
User avatar
Lazza
Site Admin
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:05 am
Location: Wokingham
Contact:

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby Lazza » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:32 am

blackyb wrote:Confused about the six flashes, am I right in saying that a 2001 will be OBD11. Or am I missing the point and completety up the wrong road.

2001 will be OBDII but airbag system problems are read by flash codes - the airbag warning light itself flashes.
Lazza

2001 Mk2.5 MX5 1.8 Sport
Hard Dog Deuce
GAZ Gold Pro
Mk3 seats
17” OZ Racing Superturissmo wheels (for the toad)
15” Rota Circuit 10 wheels (for track use)
User avatar
blackyb
Moderator
Posts: 898
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: Hello and Help Please

Postby blackyb » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:40 pm

2001 will be OBDII but airbag system problems are read by flash codes - the airbag warning light itself flashes.[/quote]

More free education as I didn't know that but I do now and it makes sense.

:handgestures-thumbup:
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!

Return to “Welcome desk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests