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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:54 pm 
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Hi All
Does anyone know where the airbag battery is in a ef
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:56 pm 
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WTF its all the same circuit as the rest of the car

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:59 pm 
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They don't have a battery. Let me guess, you have a low battery voltage fault code??
What it means is the Airbag module (or monitor as Ford call it) has no power to it. It will have a blown fuse. Dont play with em if you aint sure what you're doing.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:00 pm 
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I'm Getting A Message Code saying flat backup battery (code 12) And i thought if i could find the backup battery i would have a chance at repairing it
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:02 pm 
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Ok Thanks I got the message . I will get used to the airbag light
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:17 pm 
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Don't get used to the light, do something about it - it is safety related.

There is a backup battery, in case the main gets put out of commision in a front ender - the system will still operate. I believe it's in the airbag assembly itself.

You've obviously run a diagnostic on it - all may be needed is to clear the codes.

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:25 pm 
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Thanks Snap
Ill try clearing the codes and go from there
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:42 pm 
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Yeah no probs, this comes up occasionally on the forum - clearing codes seems to generally work.
If not, you'll probably find the best option is to buy a cheap airbag assy off ebay, should be able to get the odd one for $50.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:13 pm 
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There is no backup battery. The system will remain active for up to one minute after the cars battery has been disconnected or destroyed in a front ender. Its all done with capacitors.
Code 12 is low batt voltage to the monitor, probably due to a blown fuse. The monitor will blow the fuse itself if it detects a fault in one of the sensors or the airbag itself. More often than not it is just a one off thing and replacing the fuse will fix it. If it blows the fuse again straight away, then there is a problem.
Once you replace the fuse, code 12 will become code 52, which is a memory code. You will have to clear this too. The system will only display one code at a time, so if there are multiple codes in the system you will have to clear them one by one and recheck until clear.
If the airbag light is on the system will not operate at all. It will not go off at all.
Like I said, unless you're sure, dont play.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:29 pm 
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There is no backup battery. The system will remain active for up to one minute after the cars battery has been disconnected or destroyed in a front ender. Its all done with capacitors.
Code 12 is low batt voltage to the monitor, probably due to a blown fuse. The monitor will blow the fuse itself if it detects a fault in one of the sensors or the airbag itself. More often than not it is just a one off thing and replacing the fuse will fix it. If it blows the fuse again straight away, then there is a problem.
Once you replace the fuse, code 12 will become code 52, which is a memory code. You will have to clear this too. The system will only display one code at a time, so if there are multiple codes in the system you will have to clear them one by one and recheck until clear.
If the airbag light is on the system will not operate at all. It will not go off at all.
Like I said, unless you're sure, dont play.

Read the doco http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=3 and submit a correction.

 

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