Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Whitby, Ontario
#1, the ABS/BRAKE/TRAC light will illuminate with a 300m cluster, because you do NOT have ABS. It can, however, be turned off by a dealer, using the DRBIII scan tool. They generally charge about 1/2 hour labour - IF they know how to do it.
The air bag is a different issue.
Since you state you have a 2001 car, you must have a 99 or early 2000 cluster.
Neither are compatable with the 2001 and up air bag control modules.
There is nothing you can do to alleviate that situation.
Whether or not the air bags will still work correctly, is something that no one has tested out yet.
In order for you to not get the airbag light, you must use a 2001 or newer cluster though some later 2000 ones will work OK.
You can generally tell what year - CHECK ENGINE light is in letters = 99/00; little pic of engine = 2001 and up.
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