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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:17 am 
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After a recent trip on badly corrugated roads the air bag light came on the dash of my 96 XH I6 Longreach ute.
Now, when starting it goes out ..then flashes ..then remains on constant.
Any ideas on a fix ?
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Count how many flashes it does, this is the problem code. One of the most common problems with them is the "clockspring" fails.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Count how many flashes it does, this is the problem code. One of the most common problems with them is the "clockspring" fails.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:58 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Count how many flashes it does, this is the problem code. One of the most common problems with them is the "clockspring" fails.


Thanks. So, count how many flashes before it goes constant ?
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:27 pm 
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It will do a series of flashes 1,2,3,7 etc then a brief pause and do another series of flashes. That is the code. It will then repeat this sequence 3 times then go constant. So 3 flashes, small pause 3 flashes equals code 33 which is a passenger airbag fault (which is what mine does even though I don't have a passenger airbag).

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:59 pm 
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MacGyver wrote:
It will do a series of flashes 1,2,3,7 etc then a brief pause and do another series of flashes. That is the code. It will then repeat this sequence 3 times then go constant. So 3 flashes, small pause 3 flashes equals code 33 which is a passenger airbag fault (which is what mine does even though I don't have a passenger airbag).

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Thanks. Will check it out tonight. It doesn't have a passegers side bag either..now there,s gotta be a joke in that, but i'm too scared of the missus !!
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:59 pm 
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i found the most common is the air bag fuse blows and then it will flash a code 12 i think all you have to do is replace the fuse and go to your local ford dealership to get the code removed and hey presto its fixed i found that on my ef fairmont and girlfreinds ef gli and been a ford mechaic i get quite a few come in with that problem 10 min fix thats all :D :lol: :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:02 pm 
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i found the most common is the air bag fuse blows and then it will flash a code 12 i think all you have to do is replace the fuse and go to your local ford dealership to get the code removed and hey presto its fixed i found that on my ef fairmont and girlfreinds ef gli and been a ford mechaic i get quite a few come in with that problem 10 min fix thats all :D :lol: :wink:


Thankyou.. Here's hoping it's the fuse
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:03 pm 
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MacGyver wrote:
It will do a series of flashes 1,2,3,7 etc then a brief pause and do another series of flashes. That is the code. It will then repeat this sequence 3 times then go constant. So 3 flashes, small pause 3 flashes equals code 33 which is a passenger airbag fault (which is what mine does even though I don't have a passenger airbag).

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I like this motto.... bit like the other one .."Don't force it..get a bigger hammer !!"
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:05 pm 
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It will go through the fault codes (2digit) and then go through them a 2nd time. Codes less than 52 need to be fixed, codes above this can be reset without repair.
I've had code 33 on my XH - pulled the 2 ohm resistor and reinserted it, then got code 52, reset the system, no probs.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:23 am 
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It's funny, my AU flashed a number of times for the first time on Christmas day. Did it all 3 times we drove the car, and hasn't done it once since then...
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:05 am 
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I had code 18 .... something along the lines of open circuit with loom under the driver's seat.

Usually this connecter under the driver's seat comes loose ... just unplug it and plug it back in.

Fixed my problem.

In the AU it's a yellow connector ... not sure in previous models though.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:30 pm 
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ive found that the ones under the seat are only for cars that have side airbags that are situated within the seat i dont think ef,el have side air bags as i put leater interior from a el fairmont ghia into my ef fairmont and neither had side air bags and ive only found them on au onwards while i have been workin for ford dealership here in brisbane :D :lol: :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:40 pm 
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The clips under the seat are connected to the seat belt pretensioners ... nothing to do with side airbags (as my AU doesn't have side airbags .... actually no AUs had side airbags).

The pretensioners are hooked up to the airbag system ... there is anoth cable under there that is hooked up to your seat belt buckle to say it is engaged as well. They work kinda like a gunshot cartridge in an accident ... really pulling back on the seat belt and locking it when needed. They pack just as much a punch as an airbag itself.

 

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