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AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON

HAD A CAR ACCIDENT, AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY, BUT AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON, HOW DO I GET THAT TURNED OFF??

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You have to have a scanner to read codes, but it could very possibly be a seatbelt has fired, generally the one that does will be shorter than the other one, unless of course you had a passenger then they both would be retracted.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    David Johnson Dec 22, 2008

    Actually, freetek is right, before disturbing anything on your airbag system, disconnect battery and turn your lights on, for a few minutes to drain capactors, wait at least 10 minutes before disturnbing/ unplugging anything. Most fords fire the belts and airbags at the same time, and I like freetek, think you should have your codes scanned

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I hope for your sake that it is some external electrical hiccough since they are extremely costly to replace. The fact it didn't deploy however is disturbing.

I suggest you have the stored error code read out with a code scanner; the theft of these things has exploded and it is not uncommon to find used vehicles sold with bags missing.
Please don't try to find this problem yourself; the controls for the bags is fussy and it is not unknown to have them activate by accident while trying to service related areas.  

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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