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P38A Airbag fault after new windscreen fitted

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by tomcat59alan, Dec 30, 2020.

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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    Hi peeps,as per title could there be a connection to the two events? I had to make a new earthing point for the screen wiring as the fitter was lost when the nut was rusted to nothing. He said he couldn't modify the installation o_O it only needed one hole drilling and a new bolt to earth the wires.:rolleyes:
     
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    Have you checked the obvious connection under the seat? No matter who does what to any of the cars I've owned, the seat always gets pushed right back to it's limit
     
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    Will do, it may be the shock of being put inside the garage for the first time in years :eek: good job I started clearing it before Christmas. It started raining then hailstones so the fitter was glad to be inside. Job not finished as the new top trim had a dent in it when he took it out of the package .:rolleyes:
     
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    There's a connector under the dash below the steering wheel. Its a pitta to get at but was the problem on mine. managed to get ti by taking panel held on with the 4 screws, split the joint contact cleaner and all was good. Could have just got disturbed when the windscreen was changed.
     
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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    I take it you disconnected the battery and awaited for a reasonable time before plgaying with the connection. ;):D
     
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    who fitted the screen as just had to do same with mine as earth bolt had snapped and fitter wouldn't drill new hole
     
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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    Auto windscreen.guess its common ,then again what do you expect mine's a 1998 so 22 years .:D
     
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    same here mate mines a 2000 ours was done by auto glass chap said I'm not going to drill it as it a mod we don't do that I sadi ill do it and then you can put it all back together he said no and left so took pictures and sent to insurance company as to what they did and now insurance won't pay full price for screen
     
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    Certainly did. I'm not to keen on loud bangs and smoke
     
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    Shower of bastards,my guy was great and was very appreciative of me helping him lift the old one out. He fitted the new one then gave me a shout to drill the hole and fit the earth bolt. Then finished it off, except for the top trim which was dented. He said they will come back to fit when they get a new one.
     
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    Can't see how a SRS wire could be disturbed fitting a wind screen. Apart from under seat connector if the car is 1999 on. Seat air bags not fitted prior to 1999.
     
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    I personally didnt, i just gave the connection a jiggle (the wires move in and out of the plastic a bit)
    my reasoning, airbags don't go pop every time you move the seat.
    they shouldnt go off when the ignition is off either, in my opinion.
    that said, if i was disconnecting or reconnecting, i'd play a bit more safe ;)
     
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    I didn't think so Tony,hope you had a good Christmas mate.take care.
     
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    First time they came was with wrong screen chap ordered new one and all the clips second time the trim screws was rusted in so didn't wanna undo them so again I did as said drill them out as got some new screws to replace them
     
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    Use smokeless cartridges mate or are you still on black powder?:D
     
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    This guy drilled out the old rusty screws but I need one new plastic insert . He was from Alaska so probably not tainted by the jobs worth ideology of this country yet.
     
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    some people are like that won't do more than they should the first bloke who came out owned a range rover so he knew what to expect but sadly he didn't come out second time round
     
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    Just had a phonecall from Autowindscreens to tell me they will be out on Saturday to fit the new top trim.:D Been thinking, dangerous I know,but I wonder if they have buggered a bulb in the airbag system when the fitter used an electric reciprocating scraper to cut through the screen sealant.;)
     
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    thats a possibility they might of caught something
     
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    SRS wires are nowhere near screen seal as far as I recall.
     
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