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Flashing air bag light on a 99 crown vic ex-police car

When i got the car 2 years ago it ran fine and it still runs fine well even better's the problem one night i went to the store and i was on my way back home the air bag light started to flash it flash 3 times and went off then it flash again and went off and then it came on and did it again and then stayed on...what do i do to fix it? is it like a maintance light and if i disconnect the batt for 2 or 3 min's will that fix it? please help if ou can thank's a 99 crown vic ex-police car with 232,000 miles on it and still going...

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  • JERRY HEINEN Nov 13, 2008

    it did not set a code that's just it..i have scan it 5 times and no code for the air bag...what is the clock spring is it under the air bag on the stearing wheel?

  • JERRY HEINEN Nov 13, 2008

    will this fix the problem? thank you for the help i will check that i hope it will do it...thank you gave me a place to look....

  • JERRY HEINEN Nov 13, 2008

    thank you that did the trick....i retighted the thing the wire goes into and then backed it off 2 3/6 turns like it said and it worked....thank you

    i forgot to tell you i rebuilt the colum a year ago and i guess it was to lose and it just did not make good contact but now it does...


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    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    it should have set a code to make sure you need to have it scaned

    many time i have seen the clock spring go bad but i wouldnt replace it without testing.


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Yea its what connects the steering wheel with a ribbon for a solid contact and its is always being tested to make sure there is a connection.

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