Hyundai i10 airbag warning light - intermittent fault

There is sometimes a very easy fix for this. I have spend hundreds at Hyundai trying to get it repaired but when they take it apart they find nothing wrong & when they put it together the fault clears.
Remove the steering shroud
Underneath the column is a yellow connector - it is the pins within his connector that get dirty & create this fault
Remove the connector & connect - do it several times & the light should go off.
I was shown this by an auto electrician. He said the long term fix is to replace the loom.
I also sprayed the connector with contact cleaner so hopefully it will stay OK for longer.


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  • fatbelly
    fatbelly Posts: 20,169
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    Not sure about the i10 specifically but this can also be triggered by the passenger seat being moved, particularly if something gets stuck under there. The is a yellow connector that can get pulled loose and trigger the warning light.
  • HumberFlyer
    HumberFlyer Posts: 139
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    edited 10 December 2023 at 7:13PM
    My Hyundai I20 had... probably similar wiring etc had the same fault. Took it to hyundai garage. The code reader said issue with the drivers airbag, so needed to be replaced, coming up as wrong resistance in the wiring to it. (£1200)... it didn't cure it so then they said I need a new clock spring on the steering column (£550).... that cured it. Obviously I was only charged for the clock  spring
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