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My airbag light is flashing a code 51 on my Ford. It sounds like it is as simple as replacing a fuse but I'm not sure where the fuse is located. Also, prior to the 51 code I was getting a 52 code, is this as simple as replacing the fuse that is part of the backup power supply circuit?

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Hi there,

Yes, and No....

Although the Airbag diagnostics #51 & #52 are related to the basic fuse/power issue, if you simply replace the fuse, it will continue to blow the replacement fuse until you correctly erase all airbag codes from the computer.

There is a way to do this, without the need for a diagnostic scanner....

If you are technically inclined and can make up a 2 x jumper wires (each with tiny alligator clips on the ends), I can show you how to do this.

If yes, then you need to locate and confirm your data connector is the same as this one (found in the interior fuse box):

My airbag light is flashing a code 51 on my Ford. - 87eed51.gif
Let me know...

Cheers,

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Ron C. Dec 10, 2012

    Is this what is need to correct the code 51 ona 94 bronco? do I have to reset the airbag codes in the computer or just repair the intermittant short issue that blew the fuse?

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