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 Post subject: Airbag Warning Light just came on... help? [BA XR6T]
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:29 am 
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Hey all.

The airbag warning light came on last night in my BA XR6 Turbo.

I think there was a series of warning beeps the first time, but I didn't notice the light till later on in the drive.

Now, upon start-up, it double-flashes ten times, then stays on solid.

Bit of side info: at the same time (last night), when I jumped in to start the car, one of the driver's seat mounts came apart/broke (the front left bolt; there are four bolts underneath the cushion frame which secure the seat to the rail connector mechanism) - and the seat can now rock slightly on it's mounts because of the one broken mount.

I'd rather not take the car in to Ford for a diagnosis - over here in NZ they charge effing moonbeams even just to plug the diagnostic in. Can't really afford it.

Anyone got any ideas before I start pulling things apart? Any help much appreciated.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Warning Light just came on... help? [BA XR6T]
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:16 am 
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check the airbag connection on the seat, it may have unplugged when the seat moved, if it does not have an airbag, there may still be a blanking plug that has come loose.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Warning Light just came on... help? [BA XR6T]
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:36 pm 
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If you have access to an OBDII Dongle, plug it in and use FORSCAN (free) to read the car for Codes. Should tell you what the ABS Code is.
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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Warning Light just came on... help? [BA XR6T]
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:15 pm 
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LoganNZ wrote:
Hey all.

The airbag warning light came on last night in my BA XR6 Turbo.

I think there was a series of warning beeps the first time, but I didn't notice the light till later on in the drive.

Now, upon start-up, it double-flashes ten times, then stays on solid.

Bit of side info: at the same time (last night), when I jumped in to start the car, one of the driver's seat mounts came apart/broke (the front left bolt; there are four bolts underneath the cushion frame which secure the seat to the rail connector mechanism) - and the seat can now rock slightly on it's mounts because of the one broken mount.

I'd rather not take the car in to Ford for a diagnosis - over here in NZ they charge effing moonbeams even just to plug the diagnostic in. Can't really afford it.

Anyone got any ideas before I start pulling things apart? Any help much appreciated.


code 22 -5 times
check connections to drivers seat side air bag
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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Warning Light just came on... help? [BA XR6T]
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:43 pm 
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I literally just wiggled all the wiring connections, and the fault disappeared.

It's re-appeared again (when I moved the seat/the seat wobbled on it's broken base) but at least I know what the issue is now and how to fix it.

Thanks everybody.

 

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