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How do i fix deployed air bags on 1998 Ford Contour 4 cylinder

Both air bags were deployed during a front end collision. How do i disconnect them and replace them?

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SOURCE: Removing air bags from 2001 Ford Windstar

easy fix.
the drivers airbag comes with the steering wheel. To remove it, snap off the plastic cover at the bottom of the steering wheel. there will be a screw which you need to remove. You will be unscrewing it for quite some time and the wheel will only wobble but eventually it will come off. Disconnect the wires. To replace, put the new steering wheel on trying to align the pin and screw it back in. don't forget to connect the wire. To remove the passenger side, open the glove compartment, squeeze both sides of the back to let the glove compartment fully open. There are 3 nut that you need to remove and a wire. To replace, just do the opposite.
Most likely, you will have to replace the airbag control module also. On this particular year and model, it is located behind the storage compartment below the radio. To remove, unscrew 4 screws (2 on each side of the compartment), disconnect the 12v lighter plug and remove. The computer is located in the very back and has 3 nuts holding it down. There is an arrow on it pointing to the front of the vehicle. Remove the nuts, unplug the wires and get a computer which has the exact same code as yours.
Sometimes, (as was in my case) when the airbag went off, my seatbelts went off and locked in place. To replace, remove the plastic cover off of where the seat belt slides through (near the top of the door post) and unscrew the nut then remove/move aside the plastic trim and unscrew 1 bolt below the seatbelt roll and remove. The last bolt is located between the seat and door. Pick up the carpet and unscrew.

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SOURCE: I own a 2002 Ford Explorer. My air bag light

sometimes you can disconect battery for a few min. and computer will reset

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SOURCE: no ignition after front collision 2004 f-250

wiring check should be done first (pin to pin) especially the wire leading to the crankshaft sensor behind the engine dumper pulley

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SOURCE: i own a 2001 ford focus what components need replacing after air bag deployment eg. driver and passenger side

new air bags steering wheel etc and a new srs moduel then it needs reseting buy some one with a reset tool

Posted on Sep 26, 2012

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Where are the air bag sensors on a 2000 Lincoln towncar


Sensor - Front Crash Removal
WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.
WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, do not use any memory saver devices.
NOTE: The air bag warning lamp illuminates when the RCM fuse is removed and the ignition switch is ON. This is normal operation and does not indicate a supplemental restraint system (SRS) fault.
NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.
NOTE: Repair is made by installing a new part only. If the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again.
  1. Depower the system. For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in this section.
  1. Remove the radiator upper sight shield (8C291).
  1. Remove the air bag sensor.
    1. Disconnect the air bag sensor electrical connector.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    1. Remove the air bag sensor.
    2. SECTION 501-20B: Supplemental Restraint System 2000 Town Car Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 06/10/2004 Sensor - Side Crash Removal
      WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.
      WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.
      WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, do not use any memory saver devices.
      NOTE: The air bag warning lamp illuminates when the RCM fuse is removed and the ignition switch is ON. This is normal operation and does not indicate a supplemental restraint system (SRS) fault.
      NOTE: The SRS must be fully operational and free of faults before releasing the vehicle to the customer.
      NOTE: Repair is made by installing a new part only. If the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again.
      NOTE: Left side is shown, right side is similar.
      NOTE: The side crash sensors are located under the carpet beneath the front seats.
      1. Position the seat to gain access to all fasteners.
      1. Depower the system. For additional information, refer to Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering in this section.
      1. Remove the front seat. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10 .
      1. Remove the safety belt anchor bolt cover.
      1. Remove the bolt and the safety belt anchor.
      1. Remove the front and rear door scuff plates.
      1. Remove the lower B-pillar trim panel.
      1. Remove the carpet to access the side crash sensor.
      1. Remove the side crash sensor.
        1. Remove the retaining bolts and position the side crash sensor in order to disconnect the electrical connector.
        1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
        1. Remove the side crash sensor and bracket.

Dec 16, 2015 | 2000 Lincoln Town Car

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I own a 2001 ford focus what components need replacing after air bag deployment eg. driver and passenger side


new air bags steering wheel etc and a new srs moduel then it needs reseting buy some one with a reset tool

Sep 26, 2012 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Air Bag Light stays on while the car is running.......does not go off after 6 seconds like it supposed to.


The air bag light indicates you can't rely on the air bag to deploy during a collision. It's usually a bad sensor causing the problem. In most states, you can't get an inspection sticker with this light on.

Jul 05, 2011 | Lincoln Zephyr Cars & Trucks

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After a front end collision where air bag deployed, brake lights out and gears won't shift.


check if the brake light switch didnt disconnect itself no power come out of the switch to realease the shifter and light up the rear light its under the driver side follow the brake pedal you will see the switch let me no and thanks for using fixya

Mar 01, 2011 | 1994 Mercury Tracer

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Airbag locations


In the steering wheel and passenger side dash.Due to the age of the vehicle probably doesn't have the curtain "side" airbags.The airbags were designed primarily for head on collisions. Here is some useful information to why the may have not deployed courtesy of http://www.asashop.org/autoinc/dec2001/collision.htm
How Air Bags Work To have a frontal (driver or passenger) air bag deploy, certain criteria must be met. One of these criteria is that the frontal impact must be within a 60-degree window, occurring within 30 degrees from the vehicle's centerline. Another key element is that the crash forces are equivalent to a head-on collision with an immovable barrier at 10-15 miles per hour. Because a typical automobile accident only lasts about 0.125 (1/8th) of a second, air bags deploy within 15 to 20ms after the initial crash impact. To create a protective cushion between the occupant and the vehicle's interior, the air bag inflates at speeds up to 200 mph within approximately 30ms after impact. This allows the occupant to contact a fully inflated bag within approximately 45 to 50ms after the initial crash impact. Approximately 100ms after impact the bag deflates.

May 30, 2010 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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I've been in a wreck the damage is fixed. I have a new airbag control module. I've been told I need to replace the "crash sensors" before installing the new airbag control module. Where are the Crash...


The crash sensors are located inside the computer the accelarometer would of been replaced if the computer was replaced. Or the air bag control modual. The clock spring would need to be replaced but the front magnetic sensors should be fine, they don't normally wear out. they can be damaged but the air bag warning light would flash if it was bad. And the air bag would still not go off unless the other condtions are met to make the bag deploy. The air control modual would have been replaced if it was done by a shop that is part of the service when the bags deploy. The crash sensors are a magnet with a steel ball and when the right speed is reached and the ball is let go from the metal o ring that it sits in it will deploy the first trigger the next trigger would be the acelorometer in the air control module and the impact would have to be strong enought to knock that ball loose as well to trigger the air bag.

Mar 16, 2010 | 2006 Ford Fusion

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Have there been any unexplained air bag deployment in 2005 santa fe on the drivers side while in motion. my husband was driving and he said the air bag deployed and then he hit a car in front of him. do...


http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/ is the website I checked for your car and found no reference to this issue. There are reports of airbag deployments with no collisions, although they are rare. The computer in your car is capable of displaying the deployment, and may show which sensor in the front if any caused it to deploy (collision first/deployment second) or if no sensor signal (deployment first / collision second) is logged. Whatever the outcome, you will need a specialist in data extraction to achieve this.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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I own a 2002 Ford Explorer. My air bag light


sometimes you can disconect battery for a few min. and computer will reset

Dec 03, 2009 | 2002 Ford Explorer

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Airbag deployed


SECTION 501-20B: Occupant Restraints — Passive — Supplemental Air Bag System 2000 Villager Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Module —Driver Air Bag Removal
syv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: The backup power supply energy must be depleted before any air bag component service is performed. To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait three minutes.
NOTE: Repair is made by installing a new part only. If the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again. If the vehicle was in a frontal collision and the air bag did not deploy, the air bag may not have been needed. Complete a diagnosis of the air bag system before installing a new driver side air bag module (043B13). Refer to Diagnosis and Testing in this section.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. Remove the two driver air bag module retaining bolt access covers (one shown).
  1. Remove the steering wheel bottom cover to access the driver air bag module electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the driver air bag module electrical connector.
  1. syv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: After removing, discard the driver side air bag module bolts and install new driver air bag module bolts during installation.
    Remove the two driver air bag module retaining bolts (one shown) and discard.
  1. Remove the driver air bag module.
    1. Separate the driver air bag module from the steering wheel and disconnect the horn pad switch.
    1. Remove the driver air bag module.

Apr 16, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Quest

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