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AIRBAG CODE 36

2000 Lincoln Continental • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 190 miles

The OBD code is 1994. Again I replaced the air bag in the drivers seat, and cked all connections. High resistance in circuit- replace harness? Len
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Lacina17
January 3, 2011.



SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUIT RESISTANCE HIGH (DTC B1994)

NOTE: New RCM is programmed from the factory for vehicles with side air bags. If new RCM has been installed in vehicle without side air bags, RCM will flash Code 36 on AIR BAG warning light. New RCM must be reprogrammed.
NOTE: Before proceeding, see AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

Description
RCM monitors resistance of left-side air bag module circuit loop and air bag igniter at RCM connector C326 terminals No. 2 (White-Light Blue wire) and No. 3 (Brown-Light Blue wire). If RCM detects resistance more than 3.6 ohms, it will store DTC B1994 in memory and flash Code 36 on AIR BAG warning light.
Possible Causes
Left-side air bag circuit high resistance could be caused by damaged White-Light Blue wire (circuit 1257), damaged Brown-Light Blue wire (circuit 1258), damaged left-side air bag module or disconnected left-side air bag module.

BMRFIXIT
Jan 4, 2011.
OK pressed on and wiggled conectors and had light go out. Then did same and light came on. Harness not available at dealer. Not able to find replacement connector kits or connectors. Can I disconnect the modual, and then solder thest wires together? Len

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Lacina17
Jan 8, 2011.
First off try at a junk yard. If you cant find the connector you need to solder in then you can get a regular air bag connector and carefully take apart that connector and use the wires and terminals in that one to put into your old connector and then apply a mild amount of epoxy to it and push it in untill the resistance is good and hold until it starts to set and you should be good to go. If you want you can get a 3.6 ohm resistor and solder it in the wires but that will disable the air bag that you are by-passing

Blackop555
Feb 19, 2011.