1998 Infiniti I30 from North America - Comments

11th Jan 2009, 19:19

My 1998 I30 had same issue - flashing air bag light. I tried the reset sequence and initially it did not seem to work. The constant steady flashing though CHANGED to a intermittent flashing... red light on for 4 to 5 seconds then off for a few. This was was all I could get after several attempts. The next day though the flashing simply stopped!! Thanks.

7th Feb 2009, 13:09

I have an occasional starting problem with my 1998 Infiniti, I30. Occasionally there is no response starter when turning on the ignition. If I move the gearshift out of Park, down to Drive, and back to Park, the car will usually start. If it does not, it will start by being jumped. I suspect some type of switch associated with the gearshift is malfunctioning and preventing the start. Any ideas?

10th Feb 2009, 16:11

Thank you for all the different ways to reset the airbag light. I finally got it with the quick button pushing. I said I would put the tape, but knowing me I would have been to the dealer within a month and wasted the 600.

29th Mar 2009, 13:59

I have 77,000 miles on my 98 Infiniti i30t and the air bag light started flashing. I understand there is a reset procedure. Can anybody tell me what it is? Thanks.

29th Mar 2009, 18:47

I own a 1998 I30 and had the same problem with the air bags, as many other readers, the light blinking continuously. Took the car to the Infiniti Dealership and after $100. diagnostic service charge, was told it will cost around $600. to have it fixed. Supposedly the passenger air bag module needed to be replaced. Since I refuse to have anyone work on anything of mine (car or house) until I consider myself well informed to make the right decision, I searched until I found this page. Thank you so much to whomever posted the sequence on February 17th; after the second or third try, it worked! I'm so happy! No more annoying blinking light!!! Now I know what to do if it ever happens again.

1st Apr 2009, 08:38

I have a 1999 I30T -- airbag light has been blinking for the last 20k miles. I got the test from the dealership - passenger side problem. They want $650 to fix it -- sounds like this is a very common problem for this car. I did ask the dealership if this was a common problem, they said no. Should have checked the net before getting the test done.

1st Apr 2009, 16:30

I have a 1998 Infiniti I30 with 103,000 miles on it. After I had my battery replaced, the airbag light started flashing 3 days later. I took it to the dealer and he told me he could "diagnose" the problem for $135. The diagnosis was that my passenger side module needed to be replaced for $600. I found this website, decided to try the fixes posted here and told the dealer to leave the car alone. I picked up the car and the light was no longer blinking, when I asked the dealer why the light was off, he said it would come back on. Two weeks went by with no flashing light, then this morning the light came back on, I tried a number of the fixes - thanks everyone for posting, but it did not work until I pushed the door switch rapidly for a full seven seconds, then it worked! Thanks everyone!

1st Apr 2009, 20:49

In response to 25th Jul 2008, 18:23, I have the same problem with my 1998 I30 trunk. The lighting assembly sticks out about a 1/2" and whenever it rains or I wash the car, I get a lot of water in my taillights. Seems expensive to fix, and being that I live in Los Angeles, the lack of rain here mitigates the problem. Anyone else have this problem? If there's an easy fix I would gladly do it.

25th Apr 2009, 11:47

Hi, please if more have issues with the air bag, don't stop helping us.

Mine is simple, so it seems.

My 1998 I30 failed inspection yesterday because the mechanic said the air bag light did not come on at all and should for about 6 seconds.

I am simply trying to find the location of the bulb so I can replace it???

I took the dash apart and held a flashlight to each socket and NONE say AIR BAG or ABS or anything.

I even swapped out all the bulbs that never came on like the FUEL etc...



13th May 2009, 07:52

I tried these reset procedures, but I don't know if I am putting the key in the right position. Where is the lock position, and what is considered the on position? By 'on', does that mean I should start the car?

27th Sep 2009, 12:46

Thank you Thank you

The air bag trick worked after I got the sequence right.

I had this problem back in 2007 and it cost me $250 at the dealership to fix the passenger side harness.

I don't know why this worked, but I'm so happy I didn't have to go back to dealership. I really think they just fix something and reset the system.

Thanks again for sharing this information.

9th Oct 2009, 20:18

Wow, thanks. I am glad to have found this link. It took a couple of tries, but it worked on my 1998 I30. If there is a problem with it coming on in the future, I will ad a post.

Thanks a $1000.

21st Oct 2009, 00:53

I have tried all the reset procedures in this entire thread...

I can only manage to get it to go from a rapid blink to a hard 1-2 sec blink, followed by a fast one, followed by nothing for about 2-3 seconds... When trying other methods, I get it back to the fast flashing... does this mean something is really wrong, or would I still be able to take it somewhere to get the flashing to reset?

22nd Nov 2009, 18:32

OMG it worked! I know there are a lot of weird goings on in the world of Nissan, but holy cow. I am grateful and a bit confused. My wife and I just kept looking at each other in disbelief. Thanks for the great tip.

8th Jan 2010, 09:47

I fixed the problem after reading the comments in this thread and was very happy to have saved money.. but after 2 months the same problem has reoccurred. I can try to fix it again, but I'm now a bit wary in doing so, and think if this is a real problem? Are we risking the safety? Can anyone comment.. Thanks!!

3rd Mar 2010, 21:17

Yesterday I tried the sequence of turning ignition to "on", pushing door button 5 - 10 times in 5 seconds, waiting 2 seconds and then moving key to "off", then closing the door and starting car. I must have tried about 15 times. The light continued to blink, but in the alternating sequence that has previously been mentioned. I gave up and tried again today, except I turned the key to a position halfway between "lock" and "acc" (previously suggested by someone else), closed the door and started the car, and the airbag light came on for 7 seconds, and then went off and stayed off. Either 16 times is the charm, or the halfway between Lock" and "acc" is the secret. I guess I can put the $450 quote to replace the clock spring on hold.

Thanks to all you fellow I-30 owners for your help!