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it's the mat. usually goes bad from reckless cleaning of the floorboards with water/detegents or driving in floodwaters.
before u change, check for moisture first. if u suspect it's wet in some way, dry it out first. then clear the codes. It might just do the trick and save you the bucks and a whole lot of labor.
the computers in cars(ABS, DME, airbag) are just like your PC and/or laptop. sometimes, they have glitches, sometimes they freeze. REMEDY: REBOOT!
In many cases, a simple "disconnect your battery" and leave it disconnected overnight or as long as you can(i.e. REBOOT) will reset the computers into their original factory settings- no more problem!