My air bags light would come and go randomly and then stayed for a while. Here back TSB I found on another Site. I didn't find any obvious short or corrosion at the plug, but I sprayed in some electrical cleaner and it's been gone for over a week now. Hope this helps more.

Spplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) Light ON, DTCs B0026 and/or B0044 (Inspect and/or Replace IP Harness to Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Yellow 4-Way Connector C221) #05-09-41-001 - (Jan 19, 2005)


2003-2005 Cadillac Escalade Models

2003-2005 Chevrolet Full Size Pickup and Utility Models

2003-2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

2003-2005 GMC Full Size Pickup and Utility Models

Condition
Some customers may comment that the Service Air Bag Light is on.

Diagnosis with a scan tool may indicate a DTC B0026 and/or B0044 is set.

Cause
The most likely cause of a DTC B0026 and/or B0044 is improper connection/high resistance in the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221, located behind the driver's side hinge pillar panel.

Diagnostic Information

DTC B0026-stage 1 or B0044-stage 2 will set when one of the following conditions occur:


* *•* The SDM detects the steering wheel module deployment loop resistance is greater than 4.8 ohms for 500 milliseconds.*

* *•* The SDM detects that the voltage at steering wheel module high control is less than 2.4 volts and steering wheel module deployment loop resistance is 6 ohms or greater for 500 milliseconds.*

* *•* For additional diagnostic information, refer to DTC B0022, B0024, B0026, B0042, B0043, or B0044 (SI Document ID #847376).*

Correction
DO THIS
*Don't Do This
*
Test for proper connection/high resistance at connector C221.
*DO NOT replace SIR system components prior to testing for proper connection/high resistance in C221 for DTCs B0026 and/or B0044
*

Caution: When performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, the SIR system must be disabled. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling Zones. Failure to observe the correct procedure could cause deployment of the SIR components, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs.

Important: The IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221 is NOT located at the base of the steering column. The IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module yellow 4-way connector C221 is located behind the driver's side hinge pillar panel.


Remove the drivers side door sill plate.
Remove the driver's side hinge pillar panel.
Locate the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module yellow 4-way connector C221.
Inspect the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221 for proper connection.
Disconnect and reconnect the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221 THREE times.
Clear the DTC and road test the vehicle.
* *-* If DTCs B0026 and/or B0044 DO NOT reset, no additional repairs are necessary. Continue with step 10.*

* *-* If DTCs B0026 and/or B0044 DO reset, the most likely cause is high resistance in the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221. Continue with the next step.*

Replace the IP harness to inflatable restraint steering wheel module connector C221, P/N's 15306186 and 15306363. Refer to SIR/SRS Wiring Repairs (SI Document ID #325229).
Road test the vehicle and confirm that the repair is complete.
* *-* If DTCs B0026 and/or B0044 DO reset, refer to DTC B0022, B0024, B0026, B0042, B0043, or B0044 (SI Document ID #847376).*

* *-* If DTCs B0026 and/or B0044 DO NOT reset, no additional repairs are necessary. Continue with the next step.*

Install the driver's side hinge pillar panel.
Install the driver's side door sill plate.
Parts Information
Part Number
*Description
*Qty
*
15306186
*Connector (4-way Female, w/Leads)
*1
*
15306363
*Connector (4-way Male, w/Leads)
*1
*

Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

Warranty Information
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation
*Description
*Labor Time
*
N6624
*Wiring And/Or Connector - Occupant Safety - Repair Or Replace
*Use published labor operation time
*

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