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  • Resetting the ABS light on Nissan vehicles

    Posted on November 23rd, 2010 ashinn 1 comment

    Just making a note for future needs. My understanding is this works on pretty much any “modern” Nissan vehicle. It worked on my 2008 Nissan Frontier for sure.

    If you have the airbag light, it will show steady for a few seconds (the manual says 7 secs) after you turn the key from off to on (but not start) and then start to flash. Here is how to reset it:

    1. Turn the key from off to on.

    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. Count to 5 (1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi . . . .)

    4. Repeat steps 1-3 two more times until you have done the cycle three times.

    5. Now turn the key on and watch the light. It will start blinking in a different, slower manner. This is diagnostic mode. You can watch this for a little while, no hurry.

    6. Now turn the key off again, Count to 5 like in step 3 again, and turn back on. If the procedure worked, the airbag light will not be flashing.

    Thanks to msubullyfan on Nissan Forums for this!