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Hi Ron
My previous queaton was about the dash cluster being programed to match my car. The dealer here was able to match it but it did not solve my airbag light. The dealer told me that the airbag light now is because the (SDM) airbag module sensor under the front driver seat is bad.I got a different one out of a 96 seville, mine is a 95,. The parts dept told me that it had to be out of a 95 or 96 only.must be seville but not just a sts or a sls. mine is a sts.The used part could be bad also I guess,but the module is sealed air tight and the inside of the car was dry. My questions are.
1: Can the moduel be used in a different car ?
2: Does the module have to be programed and can it be programed ? The dealer did not say and I didn,t know to ask. When the new replacement moduel were avalible did the dealer have to program them?


Ron is my brother, I am Rob.
Try this: Turn ignition on (don't start) for 10 min. Turn off. Turn on 10 min, Turn off. Turn on for 10 min turn off. 30 minute cycle that reprogrammed vehicles of that era, and if you had a cut transponder key on 2000 up (You have VARS and not transponder) this is how you would reprogram a key as will without using a Tech II scanner.
Try that and see if that fixes your problem. Let me know.

You did not state where you are located. If not California, in many states there are ways of getting out of the SRS light being on.
Example: Texas, which is pretty stringent, all emissions and safety lights can not be illuminated in Dallas for inspection. Go 40 miles east, and none of it matters. Other states are like that as well except for sure California.

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Rob Painter


Alarm system questions cannot be answered on this forum. These systems are not what I can answer. Without being physically at the vehicle and not knowing what kind of electrical service has been done on the vehicle, there is no possible way to give an accurate answer over the internet. My expertise is in Ignition/key based anti-theft systems. These issues include GM VATS (resistor chip in key blade) PASSLOCK (MRD)-ignition lock rotation based, no special ignition key and the PKIII Transponder (computer chip in key) systems. These systems are not alarm based and are integral with the starting of the engine. This is why I cannot diagnose alarm problems without physically looking at the vehicle: Alarm systems are a completely different annimal than ignition key/lock based anti-theft system. Many alarm questions come from vehicles 10 years old, and since older, many hands that had been involved over the years.I am an expert in all GM factory (ignition/key based)systems. Alarm system questions pose to many situations beyond my knowledge as to what has been done to the vehicle over the years. Some guy may have actually wired the stereo into the alarm system. Who knows? Over my past 30 years in vehicle wiring repair, I have seen unbelievable wiring disaters done by guys that consider themselves "mechanics." I have seen stereos and alarms intalled using surgical tape. I have seen modules burn up, un-fused circuits, wiring jambed between the doors and even lamp cord used for a starter kill. To answer alarm questions over the internet without examining the vehicle is like asking; What does it take to remove a dent?


Education/Credentials-ASE certified. 11 years with a GM dealer and 17 years with a repair facility dealing with only the repair of theft recovered vehicles.

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