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I don't know, maybe applicable just for the Israeli market, but on my CX-30,
the "passenger airbag" white light indicator above the mirror remains on, even after the start initial check-up.
The rear belt white indicator eventually goes off but not the passenger airbag one.
The behavior is consistent with that in my wife's CX-5, there the indicator block is above the A/C controls.

Because I usually drive at night a lot, I find the white indicator remaining on quite disturbing...

I spoke with the importer service center, they don't have a clue if there is any possibility to
replicate the rear belts indicator behaviors with the passenger airbag light.
I asked them nicely to escalate the issue with Mazda Japan, but I don't hold my breath...

For now, I put a piece of black matte washi tape, so the light at night is barely visible.

So any other smarter suggestions?
 

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Here in the US, the airbag indicator is orange or amber in color, and it's not even a little bit obtrusive, day or night. So....yeah.
 

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Have the same issue just bought my cx30 2days ago and i noticed that the passenger airbag light always on
 

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The answer I got from Mazda Israel is that the indicator is alight "by design", and nothing can be done...
You can search "mt Solids Washi Paper Masking Tape Matte Black" on eBay, the tape is matte and semitransparent, barely visible on indicator, the light attenuation is just right.
 

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The israeli model is a little bit different, attached pictures with the ignition sequence, and the remaining white indicator (which in my car is covered by washi tape)
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I thought it was very annoying too. Especially at night. A 2"-3" piece of black electrical tape did the trick. The light does not show through. It felt like it was RIGHT THERE in my face.
 

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I don't know, maybe applicable just for the Israeli market, but on my CX-30,
the "passenger airbag" white light indicator above the mirror remains on, even after the start initial check-up.
The rear belt white indicator eventually goes off but not the passenger airbag one.
The behavior is consistent with that in my wife's CX-5, there the indicator block is above the A/C controls.

Because I usually drive at night a lot, I find the white indicator remaining on quite disturbing...

I spoke with the importer service center, they don't have a clue if there is any possibility to
replicate the rear belts indicator behaviors with the passenger airbag light.
I asked them nicely to escalate the issue with Mazda Japan, but I don't hold my breath...

For now, I put a piece of black matte washi tape, so the light at night is barely visible.

So any other smarter suggestions?
Mine has this too. All I can say is that you do get used to it. As an airline pilot I'm used to numerous indicator and switch lights at or above eye level but I can well understand why folk would find this annoying. It does seem a little at odds with Mazda's philosophy of pruning back unnecessary information that could distract the driver.
 

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It's been unnoticeable for me, but now that I read about it I find it annoying. And yeah, mine's white.
 

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Had this issue on my 2016 Kia Forte, except the light was right beside the clock, which was at the very top of the dash, always right in my line of sight and annoyingly bright.

So I bought a package of these: LightDims Customizable Original Strength - Light Dimming Sheets for Alarm Clocks, Electronics and Appliances and More. Dims 50-80% of The Light, Medium Size in Retail Packaging.: Amazon.ca: Tools & Home Improvement

It's essentially a tint film - I pulled the panel off the dash and added the film to the back of the panel window just over the part where the warning symbol was (not over the clock part), and it dimmed it considerably, to the point where I could still see the status of the indicator, but it was plenty dim even in the black of night.

Not sure how that upper console part comes off on the CX-30, but that's what I would try. Tape is fine and all, but if a passenger is sitting next to you and that light stays on (indicating the airbag is disabled), it could indicate a defect and you would probably want to know about that.
 
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