After dead battery charged, airbag light on.

Tiny
MICHAELGILLENWATERS
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  • FORD F-150
1998 Ford F150 SuperCab, 148,083 miles.
Battery was completely dead, wouldn't even 'click' when turning key. Tried to jump off to no avail, then hooked up battery charger. Got battery charged and it is now cranking okay. Problem is the airbag light flashes sequences of 5, then 2 for a short period, then remains on. Did not have this before dead battery. (Don't understand dead battery because last time using I had no trouble - note this is a 2nd vehicle that is used every once in awhile, usually once a week, sometimes longer.)
How can I 'reset' to get the airbag light off?
Thanks,
Michael
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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 AT 6:37 PM

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Tiny
MICHAELGILLENWATERS
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Thanks for your help. I checked all fuses that you indicated and all are okay.
I guess now I will have to find a friend at one of the local shops to see if they will clear the code for me to see if that fixes it.
Don't have the $70 bucks or so to take to a dealership to have reset.
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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 2:51 PM
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MICHAELGILLENWATERS
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I've checked w/local repair-tire shop I use. Said ii was clock ring problem. Checked w/Gateway Ford/Lincoln/Mercury - says it is a loss / low battery voltage. Need to check battery. Another FAQ showed me to check fuse 16 which sometimes shorts when battery has gone dead and it is jumped off. Anyother tips/hints?
They are appreciated and although I'm unable to donate anything at this time (unemployed for 7 months now), I will do so once I have a job and don't have to watch cash flow as much. Thanks.
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
MICHAELGILLENWATERS
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Checked fuse 2. As you indicated, that was not the problem. Called about 5 part stores, none would scan airbag codes. Called Ford dealership - they want $60 to reset. Called local shop, he said he would have to charge the same because of his software costs, but did give a suggestion. Suggestion was to disconnect battery cable (black) for 10 - 15 minutes. This may lose memory storing codes. Also, indicated that it is possible that after 15 or so recyles (crank, drive, cutoff, etc) that the code may reset itself, ie go away.
I also called an old friend who runs a shop in another town. He suggested disconnecting battery and while disconnected, turn on headlights. He has had instances where they would purge all memory.
Tried all, none worked. So, I guess my solution for now is to put a piece of black tape over the light, ignore the light, or pull the lamp from the light.
I appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 AT 2:32 PM

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