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Airbag light is on in 97 Town car. Have identified the code as 12, by the flashing pattern. Where can I find the code to solve the problem?

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  • rlgreen Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks for your info on the fuse boxes. There was a blown air module fuse in the fuse box under the hood, which I changed out. This caused the code 12 on the airbag system to start flashing a code 52. Dealer says they will have to "put the car on a machine" to tell what to do, but other places on the web state there is no need for this, as that is the purpose of the codes! I guess Ford has proprietary rights to the codes and no one but authorized dealers have access. I don't want to start "changing out parts" on a 14 yr old car, which is what I'm afraid will happen if I go to a repair shop with no more info than I have now. I, too, have read about the "clock spring" in the steering wheel, and was trying to eliminate other causes first. Thanks again for your help. If anyone knows what a code 52 means, I'd appreciate knowing!!

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Shaid tree,1,2,3. T had the same problem with my 1997 cartire, Frtst off you must find the fuse box which is located under drtvers side dash. remove the fuse block cover,there you will find sevral tipes of fuses rainging from 5,10,15 & 20 amps. check the fuse corresponding with the altinator, thier are two (2) of them .1 (one) there and the otherin the power fuse box under the hood on the passenger side if the car.if found to be bad Replace the fuse with the same type {examp a 5 out a 5 in ) fuse that was removed from thier spots. 3 make surt there is nothing lying on the hood or motor that will fall into turning parts and cause ingery. Staet Engin.Check airbag light if on recheck fuses,if the fuses are blown.you may have a short to ground if fuses are not blown and the tight is still on you may have a bad alternator.some say that I had clock spring problem but Im the end it was just a fuse

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