Al123
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I-Miev airbag warning light on

Fri May 08, 2020 4:05 pm

2012 I-Miev. I took my front seats out for cleaning, and had windows down. I have removed 12V before removing the seats.
At the end of the day I had to close the car windows, and the seats were not ready to be put in. I have connected the 12V just to get the windows up. I didn't start or drive the car. Now everything is back together, and I have an airbag warning light on. A quick search on the internet had pointed me to iCarsoft scanner i909. It claims to be Mitsubishi and Mazda specific, and I-Miev is included. It claims to be able to reset the airbag light. I am wondering if anybody has an experience with this scanner, and what else it can do on I-Miev. Thank you.

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Re: I-Miev airbag warning light on

Sat May 09, 2020 7:54 pm

Yes, I use the iCarsoft 909 a lot. It will definitely clear airbag codes, as long as nothing else was damaged. I'm still figuring out which airbag codes are "hard codes" that immediately re-trigger even if you leave a blown airbag disconnected, such as the "open squib".
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Al123
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Re: I-Miev airbag warning light on

Sun May 10, 2020 5:45 am

Thank you Jray3. I have now ordered the iCarsoft i909 scanner. Once it gets here, I will update on the outcome. I love working on cars, and overcoming obstacles.

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Re: I-Miev airbag warning light on

Sun May 10, 2020 1:53 pm

Al123 wrote:Thank you Jray3. I have now ordered the iCarsoft i909 scanner. Once it gets here, I will update on the outcome. I love working on cars, and overcoming obstacles.
It seems to me that to be a modern-day backyard auto mechanic that one of the better skills to learn is CanBus dissection.

jray3, thanks for that. I didn't realize (or had forgotten) that our iCarSoft i909 has the capability of resetting the airbag light.

About 7-8 years ago I also had removed the passenger seat as that does add quite a bit of usable temporary storage volume, not realizing that the seat airbag circuit is always active (another minuscule drain on our 12v battery?). Since I hadn't even disconnected the battery (I was clueless in those days) I had to take the i-MiEV to the dealer to have the airbag light reset (they did it for free as a favor). I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to learn that with that light on, the airbags are disabled. :(
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