2006 Malibu LS - Seat belt pretensioner & Air Bag light question
Todays challenge is my wife's 2006 Malibu LS - 2.2L 4cyl; 30K miles. Am hoping you kind folks can help with some information and guidance here.
This vehicle was driven into a curb after being run off of the road. Both front wheels & tires were damaged and had to be replaced, but the majority of the impact was to the passenger side front wheel, tire, steering and suspension. I replaced the control arm, sway bar link, inner steering shaft and wheel hub on the passenger side. The vehicle also received a minor frame straigtening and front/rear wheel alignment.
After this incident, the "Service Air Bag" light came on even though no air bags deployed. Also, the passenger-side front seat belt locked in it's retracted position. (there was no passenger present at the time) It's locked about as tight as a guitar string under high tension. In addition, the driver's seat-belt pretensioner/retractor appears to have failed. It won't retract at all.
I put a scan tool on it to see if any codes were set but there weren't any. So here's what I'm wondering....
1) How can I turn off the "Service Air Bags" lamp since they didn't deploy and no codes are set?
2) How can I release the locked seat belt (passenger front)?
3) What do you suppose could have caused the drivers seat belt retractor to fail? This was not a high-speed incident.
4) Does anyone know the GM part number for a drivers front pretensioner for this vehicle, color:titanium? I know I have to replace at least one but they're really expensive. I've had quotes from $171 - $234 but would love to be able to search online by part number.
Thanks in advance folks! Really appreciate your help.