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 Post subject: airbag light on after dash removal
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:09 pm 
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so ive got the dreaded code 32 that so many others get when they do the dash out job...

jobs like this s**t me...

traded one problem for anther....now I dont have a f**k heater core but a s**t annoying airbag light instead....and now i need to pay for aircon gas that will probably leak away beacuse I had to disconnect the A/C line...whine whine I know!!

reckon its possible the module shat itself or have i likely left off a plug?? I didnt disconnect the battery at all during the job because i was lazy...could have that f**k it??

does code 32 mean that the open circuit is between the module and the airbag? or possibly something else

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:02 am 
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next question...where is and what does the PAB 2 ohm resistor look like....

is it on the yellow lead near the glovebox or is it the tiny sqaure grey plug thing?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:11 am 
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next question...the manual shows something called a shorting link on the PAB circuit.....never heard of a shorting link WTF is one?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:49 pm 
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ok still doing it...

found the pab resistor and it is connected, also main airbag is connected....

i can see its decided to be a fu..en a**hole for no reason...may have to pull the globe out so it doesnt s**t me every time i look at it

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:15 pm 
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I wish, it beeps at you if you do that.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:13 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
next question...the manual shows something called a shorting link on the PAB circuit.....never heard of a shorting link WTF is one?
On certain connectors when they're unplugged, a link will short the pins - have a look at the connector on the drivers airbag - a bit of static electricity on fingers mightn't be good for it.

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main airbag is connected....
Including the lower steering column plug ???

gogetta wrote:
i can see its decided to be a fu..en a**hole for no reason...may have to pull the globe out so it doesnt s**t me every time i look at it
As mentioned, you're s**t out of luck there . . . .

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:16 pm 
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ah snap ive read a few of your other posts and u seem to be THE MAN on this issue..

i see the shorting clip is there to protect against accidental deployment...cool to know

Q. i have shorted the driver airbag plug and also pAB plug (one at a time not at the same time) in order to try and get code 34 but its still showing 32 no matter what i tried...
either there is on open circuit somewhere else in the wiring or its looking like buggered module...
is that the right way to test?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
main airbag is connected....
Including the lower steering column plug ???

^^^^^This might save you some hassle if you answer my question.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:26 am 
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yea that is definitely connected...didnt check the one under the wheel because i didnt take the wheel off

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:36 am 
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Disconnect the lower steer column plug and short the plug out and see if the code changes.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:19 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Disconnect the lower steer column plug and short the plug out and see if the code changes.


done that and nothing... still 32

do u know it there is another plug between the PAB resistor and the module...maybe i missed reconnecting it if there is one

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:22 pm 
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starting to seriously consider that it may be the module...

in preparation how many different modules did ford produce..

im guessing
1. all EF had the same
2. EF2 has same as EF1 but also a different one for dual airbag
3. EL different to EF2 just because they like to change things, also codes cant be reset on late EL so that would indicate updated hardware

so i guess im looking for a non PAB module from an EF1 or EF2...can u confirm

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:12 pm 
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There were a couple of variants, but all EF/EL airbag modules support a drivers and passengers airbag.
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do u know it there is another plug between the PAB resistor and the module...maybe i missed reconnecting it if there is one
Code 32 is for the drivers airbag ????

I'd unplug and replug the module.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:47 pm 
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Hey mate, u had the exact same thing happen to me (code 32) when i took the dash out.

I thought stuff ya, ill take the bulb out. But them it beeps, so i went one better and put a little bit of black tape over where the light shines through.

Fixed the beeps, fixed the flashing light. So next time i take the dash out, everything is going to be triple checked!!!!!

 

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