1999 Ford Explorer Air bag readiness light

  • 300,000 MILES

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer with 300,000+ miles. It’s a great SUV! My air bag readiness light acts strange as I drive down the road. The vehicle has driver, passenger and side air bags. The readiness light will momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on which is normal. Then, during a trip the light will remain on or it will flash or it will stay off and then will flash on again. I have been told I need a new circuit located under the carpet somewhere between the two front seats. I have been told the part doesn't exist anywhere in the Ford dealer system. Would you know the part I need and where I can find one? Do I have to go to a junk dealer to pull one out of a '99 Explorer on the lot? Just as important, are the airbags in the car working if the “readiness” light is on? If the light is off? Thank you for your assistance.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 8:46 PM

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I have no idea what specific issue you may be having or if their diagnosis is even accurate with this amount of information but if it is the control module that they are calling bad, then no, you cannot put a used one in. They are programmed to one specific vehicle with a VIN #.

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