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The air bag light comes on on the instrument panel of your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when there is a problem with the air bag system. Any issues with that system must be addressed immediately to prevent the airbag from malfunctioning. Once the problem has been fixed, the light may or may not be on. If it’s still on, you definitely want to reset it right away. The good news is that resetting the airbag light is a simple solution that you can do at home in just a few minutes.
Place the key in the ignition and turn it to the “On” position. Do not start the engine.
Look for a port under the steering column that is the same shape as the plug on your code scanner. Plug the code scanner into the port. The Cherokee battery will turn on the scanner.
Use the arrow keys on the scanner to locate the reset light function. Select this function and the airbag light will turn off. Remove the scanner from the port and turn off the vehicle.
Start the engine. Check the instrument panel to see that the airbag light is off.
- If you don’t want to buy a scanner, you can take the vehicle to an auto parts store to have the code read and the light reset, usually free.
- You can reset the code by disconnecting the battery, but it’s not a great idea because it clears other important data stored on the computer. You will also need to reset your preset clock and radio.
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- Ignition key
- Code scanner