OK so this is just prelimanary as I have yet to put my car back together but I think I have found the problem to the peugeot airbag lights!!
Basically the car IS doing its job. It's just dodgy wiring....let me explain.
If you look at the little orange connectors that are used in the airbag and seat pre-tensioner systems, you will see there are two springy bits above the pins (male connectors) This is infact 1 peice of metal. A "V " shape down into connector.
These should get pushed away from the pin when you connect the two sides, however if this doesnt happen, with EITHER spring it make a complete curcuit in the system and the warning light comes on.
Basically it's telling you that the airbag system is working loose....
trouble is it's just a little sensative.
So far I have found 3 of these in my '96 106. One beneath each seat and one in the STEERING column. Which explains why everyone is thinking it's the seatbelt pre-tensioner set....they work loose the quickest.
I had stripped my airbag system. Behind the steering wheel is the rotary connector which I removed (DO NOT OPEN THIS -It contains 2 meters of coiled copper wire!! VERY tricky to put back togther.) Having these isolated connectors out of the car. I messed about with a tester for about 3 hours to finally work this out. As you will see, not only does it explain why everyone was looking at the seat belt pretensioners. it also explains resolving (some of) the issue when you take those connectors away. But also why other people havnt succeeded. (the 3rd on in the steering column)
To resolve the problem I have simply pulled the spring part out. (it comes out easily) This should leave you with a fully functioning airbag system, but NO warning system)
Also worth metioning, is the you do NOT have to remove the airbag. or steering wheel. DISARM the airbag though!! The 3rd connector is in housing by the key ignition lock.
As I said, i am putting the system back togther tommorrow, and I will let you know how I get on. Thanks for reading all of this, but I hope it helps!!
Saturday, 16 April 2005