Passenger Squib Circuit Open is the premier Chrysler Minivan Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Passenger Squib Circuit Open

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post

    Passenger Squib Circuit Open

    I had my airbag light on for about 3 months. Every once in a while the light would go off for about 3-5 min and then come back on. I finally took the van to my mechanic to have the code read. During my search for solutions to 'Passenger Squib Circuit Open' I came across a post where someone disconnected and cleaned the connection to the passenger airbag. So I thought I'd give it a try. I followed all airbag precautions (disconnect and isolate negative terminal to battery; let capacitors discharge for min of 2 minutes). Next I dropped the glove box and found the connection. The connector has a locking mechanism on it and once removed came apart fairly easily. I cleaned the both parts of the connector with MAF cleaner (safe on plastics), let them dry and reconnected. Put everything back together and so far its been 4 days and 150 miles of no airbag light (knock on wood).

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to scottmtp For This Useful Post:

    kruzzn(10-13-2010), RIP(10-14-2010)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    Chrysler Minivan Forums

  4. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I had a similar issue with my 2002 T&C. I had taken it to the dealer 2 times and they fixed it but the issue returned after a few months. It would be off when cold but on when warm. The 3rd time I fixed it myself after finding the correct connector (as you have) by cleaning and tapping the prongs down a little bit to make a better connection in the connector. So far no more problems with the airbag light.

    2002 Chrysler Town & Country (the kids favorite)
    2001 Subaru Outback Wagon
    2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan

  5. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Seattle WA

    Had this exact problem on my 2002 T&C. Also found a link where a tech said dealer service techs often twist the connector 180 degrees to fix it but it comes back eventually. The tech suggested airbag replacement (need to pull the dash) which seems excessive to replace a poor connection.

    Here is a note on my diagnostic path. Ruled out the crash sensor connection since its sealed under the center console and out of the elements on this car. Tested the clockspring and found that was good and finally got to this connector and bingo.. found the problem.
    2002 Town Country AWD 132k mi

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. 99 voyager 3.0 fuel inj circuit open
    By biggdavve in forum 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-31-2009, 02:32 PM
  2. Rear ABS Circuit Problem
    By Tjabo in forum 4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 10:37 PM
  3. Printed Circuit Board
    By expresso in forum 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-08-2009, 10:46 PM
  4. Printed Circuit Board
    By expresso in forum 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-08-2009, 10:44 PM
  5. Always hot circuit
    By jase386 in forum 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-27-2009, 08:15 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts