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2000 windstar airbag light is on on dash and horn

I bought a 2000 windstar with bad tranny had tranny rebuilt runs good but. The overdrive light on dash blinks all the time and now the airbag light is on and the horn quit working. Thanks for any help !

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  • mamaberta7 May 09, 2010

    Tu chuck I would like the info on how to sown the system and wire diagram for clock spring

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Hi Mamaberta7,
The OD light flashing is something you need to have checked using a scanner. Since this trans. was recently rebuilt,you want to get it checked soon. The transmission can default to full line pressure and this can cause damage. Also if the unit isn't locking up, it can cause the transmission to overheat.
The airbag light on and the horn not working are probably tied into the clock-spring. This is the most common concern with the symptom you have. Again,you can have the code pulled to confirm the problem or you can use a DVOM (Digital volt/ohm meter) and check for continuity through the clock-spring. If you want to check it yourself,let me know and I will get you the steps to down the system and the wiring diagram.
If you have any other questions,drop me a line. Thanks,Chuck

Posted on May 08, 2010

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    Chuck Finn May 09, 2010

    To down the system you must

    1. Turn off all accessories.

    2. Turn ignition switch off.

    3. Pull fuse #26 (10a) from the interior fuse box.

    4. Turn the ignition switch on and watch the airbag light for

    30 seconds. It should stay on solid if you pulled the right

    fuse.

    5. Turn the ignition switch off again.

    6. Disconnect the battery and wait for 1-2 minutes.



    After you do that,you can remove the airbag from the steering wheel. Use a pick to remove the access cover.


    Next unplug the harness.


    Then remove the bolts on both sides.


    You can lift the airbag off now

    and here is the wiring diagram for the airbag system.




    Don't let the clock spring spin around. If it gets off center,the ribbon cable can snap in half. Good hunting, Chuck

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