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Community Member Credit: Eddy

Just verified this procedure worked on my 1998 Nissan Maxima after installing a new model steering wheel and airbag.

  1. Open the driver’s side door.
  2. Put the key in the ignition and turn to ON (but don’t start the vehicle)
  3. Within 7 seconds of turning the key to ON, push the driver’s side door switch button at least 5 times.
    (The DOOR SWITCH is the trigger switch for interior lights located next to your door latch on the car)
  4. The Air Bag light should go solid…give it at least 7 seconds, and it should begin to blink a 3 second, 2 second on/off pattern.
  5. Turn ignition to OFF and remove the key.
  6. Start the vehicle, and wait for the Air Bag light to turn off to verify that it worked.

Community Member Credit: Eddy

Just verified this procedure worked on my 2002 Nissan Maxima after installing a new model steering wheel and airbag.

  1. Turn key into “ON” position (but do not start the car)
  2. Watch the airbag light closely. It will stay on for a few secs. and then as soon as it blinks off (the start of the flashing), turn the key off instantly.
  3. Wait 3 seconds
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 two more times until you have done the cycle three times.
  5. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset

Photo of Steering Wheel Installed

2019 8thgen Nissan Maxima Steering wheel and airbag combination.

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