1998 Infiniti I30 from North America - Comments

24th Jan 2008, 15:51

I have a 1998 I30T with the flashing airbag warning light problem. It started a couple of days ago and I had tried the reset sequence a number of times to no avail. Then I read the January 3, 2008 comment regarding the need to push the driver side button immediately (before the airbag light changed from on to flashing). I repeated the sequence again, but this time pushing the side button before the light began to flash. It worked!! So thanks to whomever submitted that comment on January 3rd. The successful sequence was as follows:

- Open door and turn ignition to "on" position

- Press door side switch 7 times (this is the step that has to be completed before the warning light begins flashing)

- Turn the key to "lock" position

- Close door and start car.

31st Jan 2008, 00:57

First off, my Airbag light has been blinking for some 150k miles and I've tried various sequences of the 'reset' to no avail. This last time I went through the following sequence:

Opened Door

Moved key to 'On' position

Pushed "Door Open" button 10 times before the 'Airbag' light began blinking.

Waited one second

Turned key to 'Lock' position

Closed door

Started car.

When I did this it continued blinking, but looked like it went into a diagnostic mode - it would give me two long blinks followed by a pause then a short blink (no longer giving me the 1 blink per second). Has anyone seen this before (and been able to clear the code)?

4th Feb 2008, 09:12

I have the same problem as the jan 31 post can anyone help.

19th Feb 2008, 17:40

I'm looking at buying a 1998 Infiniti I30, and I read all these comments about the car. The car has 85,000 miles on it. Should I buy the car??

24th Feb 2008, 20:45

I have a 1998 cefiro aka i30 and it has 73,000 miles. I dropped it on eibach springs and it feels so nice on the road. It runs like a new car. I give this car five stars! Face off!

27th Feb 2008, 00:16

Went through a number of variations to the reset procedure. Was getting frustrated because none of them seemed to work, but finally came upon the technique of starting the car and THEN shutting the door. VOILA. Worked like a charm and I'm a happy camper now. Thanks for the great advice and trying 15 times to get it right!

13th Mar 2008, 20:05

I have a 98 I30 with 149Kmi and this morning the air bag light started blinking on the way to work. That thing flashing in the dark is a lot more dangerous than no damn air bag in my opinion. Had the black tape in the car this evening and thought about looking on the net to try and reset it. This worked the first time!!Yippee

Thanks a milion.

Todd.

25th Jul 2008, 18:23

OK guys, it's a great car, but enough about the AIR BAGS!!

Across the back of the trunk of a 1998 I30 there is the plastic light assembly (They took this off later models).

After checking out about 5, 1998 I30's, including mine, I noticed that a gap starts to grow between the top of the plastic light assembly and the trunk. In fact I have seen gaps as big as 1/4". It appears that closing the trunk bends the vertical trunk metal inward ever so slightly that it moves away from the plastic light assembly. One guy on Ebay was trying to sell a new plastic light assembly because he thought it had warped. He admitted it was the trunk tweaked on him. Do other people have this problem and has anyone got this problem fixed?

27th Sep 2008, 21:13

I too have a 98 I30t with 115000 miles and have been driving around with the airbag light blinking in my face for a year and a half. I paid the dealer 90 bucks to tell me that it was the passenger seat module failing and that it was gonna cost me $325. for the part and another $300 for labor.

Yesterday I tried to trade in the car for a G 35 but they didn't want to give me hardly anything for it so we didn't buy the G 35..

Today I knew there had to be a cure for this stupid little annoyance and thank god I stumbled onto this website. I used the procedure and it worked the FIRST TIME!!! Thank you to whoever took the time to post this procedure.. Maybe you should run for president this year and fix our economy too...

4th Oct 2008, 15:57

The airbag light started blinking about 4 months back. Despite several tries to do the reset, it did not work. Then about a month back, it magically stopped blinking. But, only for some time... It started blinking again and when I asked the dealership to check it, they charged me $150 to say that there is a fault with the passenger side airbag and it was going to cost me $440 or so to fix that. I declined and will try again by checking for anything loose under the passenger seat and then doing the reset.

I think this problem warrants a class action lawsuit since it seems to be a defect and not a wear and tear problem.

18th Nov 2008, 09:07

I have 1999 Infiniti I30t with 127000 miles on it. I also got this airbag light blinking. I stumbled upon this page and I did not follow the steps exactly. Then 7 clicks did not work. Then I tried 10 clicks and voila, the light went away.

Hope my airbag will still deploy as it should be in case of an accident!!!

But some background history. At 115000 miles my alternator died after an accident. I had to replace it and that one did not work well. So my mechanic replaced it with another brand under warranty free of charge. This one works but too loud. Also recently while cleaning the car, I pressed this door button couple of times accidently. Also on the day it started blinking, it was a very unusual cold November day in NJ. Also in the morning the car started without a problem and it was in office parking lot for whole day. It started blinking in the evening as soon as I started.

I am not sure if any of the above had anything to do with airbag blinking light.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for contributing to this thread.

28th Dec 2008, 23:23

I have used this trick to reset my flashing airbag light in my 99 I30, but within a couple of weeks it starts flashing again. Any ideas?

9th Jan 2009, 12:02

My 1998 Infiniti I30 developed the flashing airbag light problem a few days ago after driving over a speed hump a little too fast. Tried the sequences listed, and light changed to 2 flashes then a pause instead of constant flashing. After about 20 tries, I opened the door, turned it to on, hit the switch 9 times, waited a second or two, backed it off to between lock and acc, closed the door, turned it to lock, and started the car. The light was no longer on. It's only been a day, but so far so good. Thanks everybody for posting your comments. They really helped and looks like they saved me a bunch of cash!