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Help for the airbag icon flashing -- is it obviously serious, or could it be a wiring issue or other simple fix? It has just begun a system of multiple flashes and then off for several minutes OR a solid glow and then off; usually flashing and usually repeated about ten minutes apart. There are other minor dash problems that i do not know how to fix -- odometer light out, right turn indicator light out (all signal lights function properly outside),

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Upon ignition on the airbag diagnostic module will scan the system for any fault, if there is a fault the airbag indicator will flash. The first set of flash signifies the first digit then a pause the next set of flash for the second digit.Combine these two digits denotes the fault code i.e (two rapid flashes means 2 then a pause followed by three flashes means 3 combine these will read 23 this is the fault code but you need to consult this in the repair manual for ford cars to get the particular fault.Repetitions of 5 sets will occur then steady light on for the airbag.Just replace the instrument cluster and replace the busted bulbs for odometer and turn indicator

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When you start the vehicle the cpmuter does a system check, then the light is supposed to go out. If the light comes on, it is because of a, sensor, or control module. when it is this state, it can do 1 of 2 things. #1 Fail to work in the event of a collision, or #2 Go of on its own while you are driving. Depending on the mileage and warranty honored by the manufacturer. If you have a dealership that used for service, call them and explain the situation and ask what they can and WILL do for you

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AIR BAGS IS DANGEROUS.DEALERSHIP HAS TO FIX.REPLACE DASH BULBS IN THE ODOMETER AND RIGHT TURN INDICATOR.

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