2009 Outback 2.5i EJ253 4EAT
Nope, it's something else. The light came up again. Will keep digging and post here if I find smth.
Per Service manual I took the seat out - the short 14mm screws were not tight at all. The ODS is actually a bladder filled with a liquid, and a liquid-filled tube is connected to a "pressure transducer" - probably a simple membrane with a contact. It's my primary suspect. Found no loose connections, and the control module is riveted to the seat. If the error comes back the manual says "replace the sensor and the module as those are one unit", i.e. replace the seat ... no way. Will have to hack that thing into compliance ... somehow.
Nice work on finding that unused plug as a secondary cause of the issue!Something worth checking, and i believe it was mentioned in this thread, or other similar threads. Having the same issue on a USDM 2006 Outback 2.5i. Today i pulled the drivers seat to find this unused connector for the TPMS system to find it sitting in a small amount of water from some recent rains. Cut each wire individually and used heat shrink to protect them, my Pass Airbag Light went off and hasn't returned.
Just succeeded in doing the solder repair, worked for me too! 2007.
Nice work on finding that unused plug as a secondary cause of the issue!
I wish I could contact this person - ebay searches avail me nothing.For those not brave or comfortable enough to attempt soldering it on your own. I have been doing this for years for customers at the dealership I work for and on Ebay under the same username as I'm using here. The item number for my repair is 143328485880. I charge $35 which includes shipping back to you. Cheers!
The 2005 has only one LED warning light in the overhead console, but that is for the passenger seatbelt, not airbag.2005 Legacy wagon, with just one LED on that top board,
That's the crux, and I thank you for that info.The 2005 has only one LED warning light in the overhead console, but that is for the passenger seatbelt, not airbag.
In the 2005, the passenger airbag warning lights (airbag ON, airbag Off) are in the multi-information display (MID) just above the radio.
(They were moved to the overhead console, along with the passenger seatbelt lights, as of 2006.)
Consequently, if the passenger airbag warning lights in the MID work, and the AIRBAG warning light in the instrument cluster is on, it's probably not the same soldering fault as the in the overhead airbag warning light display that this thread covers.
When the AIRBAG light is on, there should be related trouble codes stored in the Airbag Control Module. The codes will indicate the area of the fault in the airbag system. The Subaru Select Monitor (dealer) or an equivalent scanner tool that can access the airbag control module and read the codes is needed.