On the 2008 Chevy Tahoe, the B0079 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the driver’s seat position sensor. The B0079 code is usually followed by a 2-digit code. All of these codes are related to the seat position sensor fo rthe driver’s side. The inflatable restraint seat position sensor is used to determine the proximity of a front driver or passenger seat position with respect to the frontal air bag. The sensor is located on the side of the seat, towards the front. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the electrical circuit carefully. A damaged wire that has been rubbed-through is fairly common. If no problems are found, replace the sensor.
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