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Airbag Warning Light Fault Code Removal

Introduction
This document describes the procedure to switch off the airbag dash light, using the KWP71 software to interrogate the air bag ECU and clear out fault codes. This applies to a Lancia Lybra 1.9JTD but not limited to this car maker and make. In addition, this procedure was carried out using a Windows XP OS. The fault was cleared from the Airbag ECU but not diagnosed the cause for this fault. Further error analysis and investigation was not fully addressed in this task and hence not documented. This was fixed for the moment and feel confident this will solve the issue. However this may not be applicable to your case! This document addresses the software installation and configuration issues as it was our experience that this is the most complicated issue to tackle. If you are a computer illiterate, you may be less prepared to do this successfully but be patient. If you are familiar with computers, you may still have to be patient though! Disclaimer: this document describes the procedure carried for information only and, as such, it is intended to be used at own risk. No liabilities are accepted for any damage or injury caused by any errors or omissions in this manual. Use at your own risk. Airbag are safety systems and as such please make sure your safety is properly regarded.

References
[AR1] Overall explanation about the process, Alfa Romeo Forum http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-and-gt/154879-kwp71-how-to-use-toconnect-to-airbag-abs-ecus.html [DIAG] Pin out information about OBD http://www.freediag.org/OBD_plug_pins_and_protocols.txt [OBD] OBD Reference and General Information http://www.blafusel.de/obd/obd2_start.html [K71] KWP71 software Official homepage sourcing this software: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/UniDiag/ Alternative source: http://home.wanadoo.nl/sanderqv/diag/KWP71Diag.zip

Tools
OBD-II cable connector KWP71 software [K71]

Procedure
This procedure describes the step by step approach as follows:-

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1) The cable of the shelf needs to be adapted so you can manage the Airbag ECU. Insert jumper from pin 3 to pin 7 in order to read airbag information from ODB connector. Doing this provides the ability to read out airbag error codes. BTW, doing the same for pin 1 (inserting jumper to 7) will cause to read ABS error codes.

Figure 1: ODB-II jumper see the red wire thought the transparency

2) Connect the OBD-II cable to a USB port on your computer, or laptop. 3) Make sure that the connection of the USB terminal into your computer is followed by the installation of the corresponding driver (if for the first time). Also check to which COM port this USB connection is associated (most likely you will see a small window popping up on the RHS next to the small icons of your windows bar). It is recommended to verify the COM port and driver activated using the Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager as depicted in figure below:-

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Figure 2: Configure COM port for OBD cable 1/2

It can be seen that OBD cable has taken COM5 port and one should configure the some parameters as follows:-

Figure 3: Configure COM port for OBD cable 2/2

It is important to notice that the OBD-II cable is reading/writing out through the COM5, which is the port to use. Also, make sure that this port is configured as follows:-

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Figure 4: COM5 configuration parameters

NB: it is not mandatory to read through COM3 as it may be suggested from other sources [AR1]. 4) Open (launch) the KWP71 Diagnostic software 5) Configure the KWP71 to read/write through COM5 port 6) Additional configuration parameters:a. b. c. Prot Sub Type: KWP81 ECU start address 0x00 For all the other parameters, check Figure 7 below

7) Connect the ODB-II into ODB car socket (it is next to the fuses box)

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Figure 5: OBD socket (fuse box)

Figure 6: Overall connection layout

8) Open Com Port (successful opening should be noticed) 9) Start Comm and turn the ignition key to MAR position as soon as possible. Otherwise, a timeout will take place! 10) The error code (5 bytes frame length) read has been the following: A7 86 91 19 2C ID Should this be done using AlfaDiag, the following error parsing would apply:DTC: 0xA7 Whereas all the others are not I do not know how to) 11) Click Read Faultcodes button 12) Click Clear Faultcodes button

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Figure 7: KWP71 user interface

13) At this stage, the message Clear diagnostic faultcodes should pop in OK and the airbag light on the dash should come off. 14) Stop Comm Port 15) Close Com Port

Figure 8: Airbag light (what should not be seen any more)

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