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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:27 pm 
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Got home from work last night, stopped the car, then about half an hour later jumped back in to go to the supermarket. When I started the car both the Check ABS & Airbag warning lights came on, and have stayed on since.

Neither of them were on before hand, and the ABS still seems to be functioning. The airbag hasn't gone off either :wink: They are both still on today after driving to work and back.

Any ideas?? The car is a 98 EL Futura

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:58 pm 
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Theres a very good explanation on airbag diagnostics here:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=3

And ABS diagnostics here:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=2
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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:18 pm 
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Yeah I have had a read of them, and dont think it is a fault on either one that is causing it. Reason for this is that they both came on at the same time (starting the car after it sitting stationary in my carport for half an hour) and they are both constantly on, not flashing.

While searching, I also found this, which leads me to believe it is something different:

MRE-50L wrote:
im just wondering if the Airbag lite is on with the abs lite ?


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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:21 pm 
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have you tried pulling the battery and leaving it off for a few minutes...it may be a glitch that just needs reset...and smartlock glitches do happen, I've had it once or twice in my smartlock years...
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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:23 pm 
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It is disconnected at the moment, will put it back on in a few minutes and see if its still there.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:52 pm 
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Check your reverse light Fuse !

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Re-connected battery and nothing, warnings were still there.

But then as Dave said, reverse lights fuse was blown. Swapped another fuse in and the reverse lights started working again, and the warning lights went away.

Thanks heaps for that, definatley one to put in the memory banks: Both Check ABS and Airbag warning lamp on constantly and at the same time mean reversing light fuse is blown!

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:02 pm 
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Damn, that's a good one to remember...
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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:51 pm 
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Your Welcome Tom :D

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:15 am 
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lol thats wierd as, howd you come to work that one out?

 

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the airbag/abs light was alight on my car and couldnt work it until 1 of the guys at work told me my reverse lights wernt on so i went fuse hunting and bingo - problem solved :D

 

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Didnt solve my problem :(
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