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 Post subject: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:27 pm 
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I Just Recently Purchased A NF Fairlane Ghia And It Displays Error Code 33 For the Air Bag
I Have Looked Around At The Forum Trying To Find A Answer But I Am New To This And Have No Idea Were The Resistor Is Located Or What It Even Looks Like As Im Only 18 And The NF Is My Second Car But It Wont Pass Rego With The Air Bag Light And Its Due For Renewal In A Week I Much Rather To Fix Things In My Cars My Self Rather Than Paying Someone A Few Hundred To Do It For Me Especially Since Me And Dad Know Most Of The Mechanics Around Town And They Wont Do It Properly Weave Watched Them Work On Other Peoples Cars If Someone Could Tell Me Were This Resistor Is Located And What It Looks Like It Would Be Heavily Appreciated As Mum Doesnt Know About The Air Bag Issue And I Would Rather She Doesnt Find Out As She Will Make Me Take It To A Auto Electrician I Currently Cant Afford That Especially With Rego Being Due Soon Time Isnt Much A Trouble For Me As I Work From Home For A Living And I Work On The Cars In My Spare Time

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:04 pm 
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What Year is your NF Fairlane ? Do you have a passenger airbag ?
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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Resistor high resistance or open circuit -

As I read it it is the resistance on somewhere in the circuit. Make sure all plugs are plugged in first. Then I would try measuring resistance on the circuit. Are all grounds connected?

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:16 pm 
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no i dont have a passengers air bag
its a 1995

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Ok, that makes sense. The EF/EL falcons with no passenger airbag had a resistor put in its place instead. Check that out! If that is good, then it's the resistance on the driver airbag.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 pm 
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were exactly would that be ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Have a look here, snap is a useful man. :)

http://www.fordmods.com/post1122295.html

I've never seen the actual resistor. I'd imagine it would be near where the passenger airbag would be. Pull the glove box out to see if you can see it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:13 pm 
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He is a bit . . . .
Start here: ford-interior-f14/ef-el-airbag-system-ready-reference-t57569.html
Blanking resistor location - substitute NF for EF. You'll need to drop the big white connectors up near the brake pedal top - 2 x 12mm bolts.
The Airbag module is a light blue box - check the wiring near the box, the resistor is a plug in thing in a connector. Pull it out and put it back in - connections might be a bit crappy.
I get this on the odd occasion in my XH ute - code 33 pops up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:30 pm 
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thank you all kindly for your answers i will check it first thing tomorrow and will post progress...fingers crossed it works

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:57 pm 
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Mate i have uploaded some pictures from the Ford workshop manual that should help you with your problem.

http://a.imageshack.us/img256/1500/003gl.jpg
http://a.imageshack.us/img185/6295/002dns.jpg
http://a.imageshack.us/img185/7320/001xyg.jpg

Good luck with your car mate

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:35 pm 
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I Did find the resistor its a 2 ohm i couldnt get it out must be some sorta secret code or something but i did move it a tiny lil and then gave up and tried and the air bag error code was gone to my amazement i tried the key like 5 times and even sat there and listened to a few songs in the car and tried again still no code for the air bag :-) so put it back together and tried again still no code tried 2 more times still no code unbelievable :-)

thank you all for your help its greatly appreciated

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Glad to hear it fixed itself.... Now you (and I!) know where it is.

snap: no wonder why you know so much, this problem happens to you "on occasion"!?! s**t must just happen to your cars to force you to fix/learn something..

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:36 am 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
I Did find the resistor its a 2 ohm i couldnt get it out must be some sorta secret code or something but i did move it a tiny lil and then gave up and tried and the air bag error code was gone to my amazement i tried the key like 5 times and even sat there and listened to a few songs in the car and tried again still no code for the air bag :-) so put it back together and tried again still no code tried 2 more times still no code unbelievable :-)
Next time it happens, and it probably will, clean the contacts of the resistor. IIRC the resistor has a couple of inches to a connector, so take it out and remove the resistor to do this.
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snap: no wonder why you know so much, this problem happens to you "on occasion"!?! s**t must just happen to your cars to force you to fix/learn something..
Nah not really Dude - I'm prone to f*cking with stuff - pulling apart, etc.
I found my resistor when I had the dash out for the Climate Control conversion. The XH resistor is different to the EF/EL ones.
Also I'm looking into doing an XH PAB mod - that's the other thing, I'm nuts enough to try these types of mods.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NF Fairlane Ghia Air Bag Code 33
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:56 am 
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i know it probably will do it again but atm i have other things to deal with i just wanted the air bag light not to come on for the cars pink slip next week

 

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