Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Service airbag..GRRR in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I hardly drive my 05 escalade, only on weekends. I started it up yesterday and it threw a "service airbag" ...
I hardly drive my 05 escalade, only on weekends. I started it up yesterday and it threw a "service airbag" message on my cluster. I already tried pulling the negative from the battery to reset it, but no luck. The battery is new btw. Since I'm at 77k miles, I no longer have warranty, I also called the stealerships and they told me they charge $120 to scan it. WT#@%!%^@!
Also, the passenger airbag turns on/off when there's a passenger present.
If anyone is in the Socal area and have a scan tool or know any reputable shops beside the stealers, please let me know!
They scanned mine for free.... just pretend you want to get it fixed but go towards the end of the day and tell them you only want it scanned. I did this twice at 2 different caddy dealerships (first time was for a suspension problem).... worked both times, if not.... it should only be a 1/2 hr labor (it literally takes 5 mins, they did it in front of me).
I had that light come on on my truck. I brought it to one shop, they said they scanned the computer and it was a bad "hook flash sensor" or something like that. Its in the steering wheel and keeps electrical contact when your turning the wheel. It was $200-300 part and 3 hours. I didn't want to spend that so I drove it for a year.
I took it to another shop. They did a little investigation and found out it's a bad connection by the drivers feet. It's a common problem, a little moisture gets into it, it corrodes and throws the code. You can either get a several hundred dollar replacement part, OR you can do what the shop did and just cut out the connection and solder/connect the wire back.