Airbag Warning Light Due to Seat Belt Buckles, Wiring, or Module Faults on Porsche Boxster

If the airbag warning light illuminates, it must be attended to quickly. Seat belt buckles, wiring updates/repairs, and/or airbag module faults may be the cause.

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Average mileage: 77,954 (37,000–109,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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1998 Porsche Boxster 92,000 mi,
AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON. REPLACED SEAT BELT. NOW SERVICE SAYS I NEED WHOLE NEW WIRING HARNESS AND AIR BAG FOR PASSENGER SIDE.AND
2007 Porsche Boxster 46,600 mi,
airbag light came on, fault listed in center console warning area.
2001 Porsche Boxster 100,000 mi,
Air bag light on, 2001 Porsche boxster
2002 Porsche Boxster 77,000 mi,
After seats were removed to replace covers and after reinstallation of the seats the air bag light came on and now cannot be turned off. I have taken it to a shop specializing in Porsche and indications are that the problem is with connection on bottom of each seat. Both left and right are indicated problems by computer.
1999 Porsche Boxster 37,000 mi,
Airbag light on, told I need new receptible.
1999 Porsche Boxster 73,500 mi,
Seat belt light came on. Porsche technician diagnosed problem as left seat belt buckle and reset so the light was off. Three weeks later light came back on. Another Porsche technician diagnosed problem as Right side seat belt buckle. Right seat belt buckle replaced and code reset so the light was off. Advised me that the problem might be the seat belt module but time will tell.
airbag warning light was on. the detailed labor on receipt reads, - scan for faults on airbag light =, checked drivers seatbelt buckle is shorted, removed and replaced with new, found wiring update has been done under seat however connectors are not secured, also found buckle connections, removed both seats and performed repair on wiring, harness is now properly mounted under both seats and has proper ground. after this I went back 3x from the initial repair to my mechanic until the problem got fixed.it kept coming on and off. now it's fixed.