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For a number of months my Nissan NV200 had a flashing airbag light - with dealer level diagnostics a simple reset would not clear the light and would repeatedly reappear.

I established the issue was the clock spring which was behind the steering wheel the same problem occurs on many other Nissan models

Removal of the Airbag and Steering Wheel was required unfortunately the right hand side retaining screw for the airbag was a complete pain in the backside to get out due to the security screw being over tightened this resulted in a rounded security screw which i then had to cut away part of the steering wheel cover to gain complete access with mole grips to remove the bolt.

Once the cover the airbag was removed the steering wheel was removed easily there is the connector for the airbag to remove.

2 Phillips Screws hold the Clock Spring in place and one retaining clip the electrical connectors easily unplug by depressing the tabs on them.

Dealership quoted £279+VAT for the clock spring replacement. I sourced a brand new aftermarket replacement for £13.47 from eBay. Part No: 25567-EB60A

It requires some modification the part i sourced was from eBay it is the Clock Spring with a single airbag cable with a Yellow Connector designed to fit the Navara, Qashqai, Pathfinder and Xtrail.

Side by side the original and new clock springs look identical there are more pins coming through the connectors to which the horn connects however this does not affect the functionality and everything works as it should post fitment

On the reverse the diameter of the shroud which mates with the steering column is smaller on the new clock spring this requires cutting i achieved this best by cutting the shroud down by approximately 1cm all round using a Dremel. With this removed i could then seat the new clock spring to the steering column nice and snug and reconnect all of the connectors and tighten the two Phillips screws.

Steering Wheel Bolted and Torqued / Airbag Reconnected and screwed in . Connected the diagnostics machine and cleared all the Airbag Control Module of any faults. Tested Wipers and Indicator Stalk functionality and a good road test with lots of bends and round abouts and success no airbag lights returned! :)

I am happy to assist any UK owners with this if they need help with this just drop me a message.
 

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Thank you so much for this information, we are having the same trouble with our Nissan NV200. We were also quoted an insane amount for a replacement. Our trouble is that we live in New Zealand so they are not as popular over here, so were quoted a crazy amount for the part. Ridiculous. I have just purchased this part you suggested so hoping it will work. I'm also going to try to fix the old part just to see if it is possible. It seems crazy the entire unit has to be replaced when it's just the ribbon that has broken, should be able to just buy the ribbon
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For a number of months my Nissan NV200 had a flashing airbag light - with dealer level diagnostics a simple reset would not clear the light and would repeatedly reappear.

I established the issue was the clock spring which was behind the steering wheel the same problem occurs on many other Nissan models

Removal of the Airbag and Steering Wheel was required unfortunately the right hand side retaining screw for the airbag was a complete pain in the backside to get out due to the security screw being over tightened this resulted in a rounded security screw which i then had to cut away part of the steering wheel cover to gain complete access with mole grips to remove the bolt.

Once the cover the airbag was removed the steering wheel was removed easily there is the connector for the airbag to remove.

2 Phillips Screws hold the Clock Spring in place and one retaining clip the electrical connectors easily unplug by depressing the tabs on them.

Dealership quoted £279+VAT for the clock spring replacement. I sourced a brand new aftermarket replacement for £13.47 from eBay. Part No: 25567-EB60A

It requires some modification the part i sourced was from eBay it is the Clock Spring with a single airbag cable with a Yellow Connector designed to fit the Navara, Qashqai, Pathfinder and Xtrail.

Side by side the original and new clock springs look identical there are more pins coming through the connectors to which the horn connects however this does not affect the functionality and everything works as it should post fitment

On the reverse the diameter of the shroud which mates with the steering column is smaller on the new clock spring this requires cutting i achieved this best by cutting the shroud down by approximately 1cm all round using a Dremel. With this removed i could then seat the new clock spring to the steering column nice and snug and reconnect all of the connectors and tighten the two Phillips screws.

Steering Wheel Bolted and Torqued / Airbag Reconnected and screwed in . Connected the diagnostics machine and cleared all the Airbag Control Module of any faults. Tested Wipers and Indicator Stalk functionality and a good road test with lots of bends and round abouts and success no airbag lights returned! :)

I am happy to assist any UK owners with this if they need help with this just drop me a message.
Hi I read you forum I have the same problem with my nissan qashqai 2012 I to have a flashing airbag light can you plz help which eBay company did you get the clock spring from.
 

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Thank you so much for this information, we are having the same trouble with our Nissan NV200. We were also quoted an insane amount for a replacement. Our trouble is that we live in New Zealand so they are not as popular over here, so were quoted a crazy amount for the part. Ridiculous. I have just purchased this part you suggested so hoping it will work. I'm also going to try to fix the old part just to see if it is possible. It seems crazy the entire unit has to be replaced when it's just the ribbon that has broken, should be able to just buy the ribbon
Thanks again
Hi did you come right with this? We are in Auckland and have the same problem. 021993233
 

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Hi mate

Thanks for your write up! I just bought a panel van and the airbag lights is flashing. Stereo buttons don’t work either. Must be the click spring! I have ordered a replacement off eBay as you suggested and look forward to getting this fixed.

I already love my van, it’s so good compared to the many other vans I looked at. It does seem quite rare which may be an issue for parts though. And I am quite surprised that there is no maintenance/service/repair manual anywhere to be found on the internet. I assumed I could just buy a Haynes manual… Oh well.

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Hi mate

Thanks for your write up! I just bought a panel van and the airbag lights is flashing. Stereo buttons don’t work either. Must be the click spring! I have ordered a replacement off eBay as you suggested and look forward to getting this fixed.

I already love my van, it’s so good compared to the many other vans I looked at. It does seem quite rare which may be an issue for parts though. And I am quite surprised that there is no maintenance/service/repair manual anywhere to be found on the internet. I assumed I could just buy a Haynes manual… Oh well.

Pete
Seems likely that the clock spring is broken on yours seeing as how the radio controls don't work. Does the horn not work as well?

As for the other above, a flashing airbag light doesn't automatically mean replace your clock spring....there's more to the airbag system than a clock spring and an airbag. Use a scan tool and find out why the light is flashing. Could be anything from a bad occupancy sensor, impact sensor, blow fuse....
 

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Yeah - it’s not the clockspring actually I don’t think, although I’ve already ordered one as it was only £15 and took a week… Steering wheel controls actually work, stereo was playing up so I couldn’t tell before. Fuse was fine, replaced it anyway, no difference. I will work through the other options one by one. I have a copy of the full Nissan workshop manual so hopefully I can work it out. Thanks for your advice!
 

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Seems likely that the clock spring is broken on yours seeing as how the radio controls don't work. Does the horn not work as well?

As for the other above, a flashing airbag light doesn't automatically mean replace your clock spring....there's more to the airbag system than a clock spring and an airbag. Use a scan tool and find out why the light is flashing. Could be anything from a bad occupancy sensor, impact sensor, blow fuse....
Yeah - it’s not the clock spring actually I don’t think, although I’ve already ordered one as it was only £15 and took a week… Steering wheel controls actually work, stereo was playing up so I couldn’t tell before. Fuse was fine, replaced it anyway, no difference. I will work through the other options one by one. I have a copy of the full Nissan workshop manual so hopefully I can work it out. Thanks for your advice!

sorry for double reply not sure you’d see the first response, I’m new here. I have also check the plug under the drivers seat is connected but perhaps it’s still bad. I will see if I can test that somehow
 

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I wouldn't blindly go throwing random parts at it. Just scan it or have someone with a competent tool do it for you, get some codes and go from there. You could be there a while otherwise..
 

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I wouldn't blindly go throwing random parts at it. Just scan it or have someone with a competent tool do it for you, get some codes and go from there. You could be there a while otherwise..
Yeah I bought the cheapest obd2 scanner off Amazon but it says “no codes”, but perhaps it’s just the quality of the scan tool. My mate has a scan tool, a different one, I will try that next
 

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Yeah, the el'cheapo obd2 "scanners" are usually pretty limited to only being able to give you a code from the ecm/pcm and are otherwise pretty useless for every other system.
There's the ecm, bcm, air bag module, occupancy module, abs module, transmission module(automatic), and a half dozen other ones depending on your region that all require a considerably more expensive tool to read the codes.

The autel scan tool that I use was closer to $2000 but I've used it on pretty much every model sold over here.
 
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