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SRS light after door swap-scan tool WON'T connect
Changed driver side door. Disconnected battery. Removed all components. Swapped doors. Reinstalled new components including driver side airbag. However I believe my mistake was intermittently Re connecting the battery to check regulator functionality before disconnecting it once more to connect side airbag. So for a few minutes i think the car had power while the airbag was not connected (Total Mistake). Airbag light is on now. Only its unusual because I can't access the airbag system at all to reset it or find out what's wrong. It simply says "communication error". I've tried 3 different scan tools. Two of which were professional Indy shop tools that used the 20 pin to connect. Neither 14 or 20 pin connectors work. It continues to read "communication error". Ive disconnected and reconnected battery, checked fuses, disconnected and reconnected Airbag control module in center console. I just can't figure out how to clear it, if I can't even access the fault with a scan tool.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've searched previous threads and none of them had a twist like mine to where they had the light and couldn't even access ECU to reset.
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