MOST AIRBAG FAULTS CAN BE FIXED ON THE SPOT AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
If your car airbag light is on your airbags will not work, this page shows the parts that if faulty will illuminate the airbag light.
The airbag light as above or SRS will NOT come on or there is a problem with your car airbag system or known as SRS (supplemental restraint system).
As with both the engine and ABS computer, the airbags ecu runs a system test all the time the car is driven. If a fault with a crash sensor or an airbag, the wiring or itself, the airbag ecu set a code, turn on the airbag light and itself off.
The car can be driven with the airbag light on but if you crash the car airbags will NOT work . Dashwarninglights can diagnose the fault with any defective parts and replace them at your earliest convenience, the airbags light Will then be reset.
In newer cars side airbags are more comon and can be found in the seat or in the door,even above in the roof to protect your head.
The picture below is a side airbag in the door of a Bmw with the door trim taken off for the picture.
In a heavey front end crash the Crash sensors detect the impact and send a signal to the airbags module which detonates the driver and or passenger airbags. The airbags deploy faster than the eye can see and begin to deflate instantly, in a controlled way, to cushion the impact.
BELOW IS A DRIVERS AIRBAG IN THE STEERING WHEEL
BELOW IS AN AIRBAG MODULE IN A TOYOTA YARIS 2007
THE LOCATION BELOW OF THE AIRBAG MODULE ON A PEUGEOT 206
BELOW IS A SIDE AIRBAG IN THE DRIVERS SEAT
THE PICTURE BELOW IS A ROOF AIRBAG WITH THE ROOF LINING REMOVED FOR THE PHOTOGRAPH